East Cedar Creek Freshwater Supply District meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the ECCFSD
office on Hammer Road just off Welch Lane in Gun Barrel City.
Eustace City Council meets at 7
p.m. in the Eustace City Hall the first Thursday of each month. For more information,
please call 425-4702. The public is invited to attend.
Eustace Independent School District meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Eustace High
School Library. For more information, please call 425-7131. The public is invited to
Gun Barrel City Council meets in
Brawner Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information,
please call 887-1087. The public is invited to attend.
Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation meets at 1831 W. Main, GBC, at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.
For more information, please call 887-1899.
Henderson County Commissioners Court meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. in the
Henderson County Courthouse in Athens. The public is invited to attend.
Henderson County Emergency Services District #4 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 525 S. Tool Dr. in
Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical
Kaufman County Commissioners Court meets the first, second, third and fourth Monday of each month at 9:45
a.m. in the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman. The public is invited to attend.
Kemp City Council meets at Kemp
City Hall at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call
498-3191. The public is invited to attend.
Kemp Independent School District
meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Board Room in the Administration Building.
For more information, please call 498-1314. The public is invited to attend.
Log Cabin City Council meets the
third Thursday of the month in city hall. For more information, please call 489-2195. The
public is invited to attend.
Mabank City Council meets at 7
p.m. in Mabank City Hall the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, please
call 887-3241. The public is invited to attend.
Mabank Independent School District meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information,
please call 887-9310. The public is invited to attend.
Payne Springs City Council meets
at city hall at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month. For more information, please
call 451-9229. The public is invited to attend.
Payne Springs Water Supply Corp.
meets the third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Payne Springs Community Center,
located at 9690 Hwy. 198.
Seven Points City Council meets
at 7 p.m. in Seven Points city hall the second Tuesday of each month. For more
information, please call 432-3176. The public is invited to attend.
Tool City Council meets at 6
p.m. in the OranWhite Civic Center the third Thursday of each month. For more information,
please call 432-3522. The public is invited to attend.
West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District is held at 5 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information,
please call 432-3704. The public is invited.
paper shredding event set
Special to The Monitor
TERRELLThe Kaufman County Environmental Co-op and the American National Bank of
Texas are sponsoring an electronic recycling and paper shredding event to be held from 9
a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 9, in the American National Bank operations center parking lot at
200 Catherine Street in Terrell.
Paper shredding. No limit. Collection will stop when the truck is full.
Electronic items collected at no charge include computers, keyboards, laptops, scanners,
printers, copiers/fax machines, cell-corded phones, ink jet and laser cartridges, stereos,
microwaves-shavers-mixers-fans-batteries (rechargeable and non), etc.
Also during this collection event, eyeglasses for the Lions Club and cardboard will be
There will be a charge for the following items:
Monitors, $5 each,
TVs, small up to 15-inch screens, $10 each, and for 16-27 inch screens, $20
each. More than 27 inches and consoles, $30 each.
No air conditioners or refrigerators will be accepted.
dumping fight gets Ford tough
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMANKaufman County Abatement Officers are riding around on a new set of wheels,
made possible through a Grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
with funds from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Part of the $80,000 in grant funding was used to purchase a new 2011 Ford F-250 pickup for
use in environmental enforcement efforts to help keep Kaufman County Clean and Green.
The truck was unveiled in August at the Stop Illegal Dumping Roundtable meeting in DeSoto.
In addition to the truck itself, the grant has funded new computers, printers and safety
gear for the officers, along with new surveillance cameras to be placed around the county
to help stop illegal dumping activities, which had been on a rise during the recent
The new equipment provides a great visual example of how cities and counties can continue
to prosper even in difficult financial times, thanks to TCEQ funds through NCTCOG grants.
Cedar Creek Lake 12th Annual Clean Up
Biggest turnout ever for annual cleanup
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKEIf success is measured in the amount of trash collected for this
years annual Cedar Creek Lake Clean Up then this was a banner year.
We believe we had 624 participants this year, the most weve ever had,
Tarrant Regional Water District manager Bucky Butler said.
We were very pleased with the outcome in this our 12th year of organizing the
event, he added.
Courtesy Photo/Lana Lockwwood
This is the fifth year residents of Loon Bay subdivision have helped clean up Loon Bay
streets and both sides of State Highway 334 to Big Chief Landing.
The crew from the Texas Department of Transportation report a marked increase in the
amount of trash they hauled away this year, Butler said.
Most teams, who have been the manpower behind the cleanup, also reported higher numbers of
participants joining them.
This is the second year the Girl Scouts from the west side of the lake have
participated, along with their families. A second group of Cadettes joined us in this
years effort, more than doubling our numbers, scout leader Pearl Cantrell
The Mantle Manors group from Gun Barrel City reported 22 team members this year, and Loon
Bays numbers were also up this year.
Though more than a ton of trash was hauled off from the streets and byways, perhaps the
antilittering message should be shouted loudly throughout the Cedar Creek Lake
We came up on a trash bag of soiled adult diapers. It was the most disgusting thing
I have ever come across, John Cantrell said.
Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Lana Ashley Childress, 12, of Eustace and Harley Taggart, 10, of Gun Barrel
City were named hula hoop champions after a heart-stopping contest. Among those watching
is West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District manager Tony Ciardo (right) on crutches.
For at least the 624 participants in this years event, littering will be a stricter
no-no. But what about the rest of the Cedar Creek Lake residents and visitors?
Lets all put trash in its place, not on the streets where it can blow into the
Lets do better at recycling, and reusing. Bring those reusable grocery bags with you
to the stores, and take advantage of recycling opportunities like the one
Brookshires Grocery stores offer in accepting recyclable plastic bottles and
Lets make putting trash in its place a daily duty, then we wont need to make
it an annual campaign.
|Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
|The domino effect is a chain reaction that occurs when a small
change causes a similar change nearby, which then will cause another similar change, and
so on. My name is Domino, and I got my name not only because Im black and white like
a domino tile, but also because my outgoing, cheerful personality causes my doggie
roommates to smile. This also causes our human friends to smile, which even causes the
kitties in the cat room to smile.
I am an 8-month-old male Pointer/Terrier mix. I love children, other dogs, and even get
along great with kitties. Ive had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If
youd like to experience the domino effect, I am sure to put a forever smile on your
face when you take me to my forever home.
I currently live with a foster family, so if you would like to meet me, call my friends at
the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake at (903) 432-3422 to make an appointment. You can
also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have many animals at
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points
in dire need of a good home.
Please call or stop by the Humane Society today
and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is located on
10220 County Road 2403 in Seven Points.
For more information, please call (903) 432-3422 after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
For further information
visit our website at petfinder.com