State lists unclaimed property
Monitor Staff Reports
AUSTIN–Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announces the publication of the
annual list of individuals with abandoned property.
This year’s list contains the names of more than 152,000 individuals for
whom the state is holding $250 or more in forgotten or abandoned funds.
More than $1.7 billion remains unclaimed.
Businesses and financial institutions report unclaimed property to the
Comptroller of Public Accounts every day.
About $400,000 worth of lost property belong to about 350 individuals
who live or have lived in the area. See chart for details.
Some of the reasons people lose track of their money may be because
• changed addresses and failed to forward the mail,
• received a notice from a bank of business, but did not read it
• failed to receive or cash a payroll check in more than a year,
• made no deposits or withdrawals from a bank account for five years or
• stopped payment on an insurance policy or had a policy mature three or
more years ago,
• overlooked something during settlement of a family member’s estate,
• failed to pay the rental fee on a safe deposit box for five years or
• failed to receive a deposit refund, an overpayment, or credit from a
The published list, covering 32 newspaper pages in very small type, is
just the names of those reported this past year.
But it’s never too late to claim lost property. If your name isn’t on
the list, but you’re sure you have unclaimed property, you can call
(800) 654-3463, or check on-line at
You can also reach them at (800) 654-3463 or by e-mail at
or write to Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Unclaimed Property
Research and Correspondence, P.O Box 12019, Austin, Texas 78711-2019.
Those claiming lost property by mail or phone must establish their
identity with a list of all previous addresses for the last five years
or longer, Social Security number, current address and daytime phone
A claim form will need to be completed with copies of identification and
proof of ownership.
Kaufman hosts Caboodle Fest
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–The City of Kaufman is excited to host the annual Kaufman
Caboodle Fest again this year Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28.
The festival is held in the City’s Historical Central Business District
otherwise known as the Courthouse Square.
The theme for this year’s festival is Kaufman’s Salute to the Texas
Rest assured this will be a fun-filled event that will entertain the
entire family throughout the weekend.
The Texas top guns will simply amuse you with their hilarious rendition
of the Old West mixed in with slapstick comedy routines complete with
The way in which they interact with the spectators while they are
leading the parade down Washington (main) Street is definitely a sight
you do not want to miss.
Their performances will be held approximately every two-hours throughout
the two-day festival.
Saturday’s events include a parade, classic car show, performances by
the fastest growing traveling stunt team in the U.S. today, 720 Action
Sports Team, a chili cook-off, A Taste of Kaufman County, Octoberfest,
and live music.
Sunday will also be action-packed with events such as a children’s
costume contest, bubble gum blowing contest, a street dance, and live
For more information on the Caboodle Fest, please visit the festival
website at www.caboodlefest.com.
or call (972) 932-2216 or (972) 962-5321.
‘Halloween at the Hatchery’
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) will host the annual
Halloween at the Hatchery Thursday, Oct. 25.
Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy, and the
center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.
The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is expected to attract about
Halloween at the Hatchery is TFFC’s way of giving East Texas families a
safe place to go trick-or-treating while raising money for local causes.
Proceeds from the $1 general admission fee will go to the Rainbow Room
of Henderson County and the Henderson County Humane Society.
The Anglers Pavilion will be the site of a special small children area
featuring prize and game booths.
Decorations for the event are made possible by sponsor donations.
Sponsors for Halloween at the Hatchery as of press time included
Attorney’s Title Company, Citizens State Bank, Dallas Manufacturing
Company, Inc., East Texas Agency, Gould Properties, Red Hat Rentals,
Velvin and Weeks Engineers, Mark Roberts DDS, Walker Plumbing Supply
Company and Wal-Mart Supercenter Athens.
Parking will be available in the main TFFC parking lot and in the
overflow parking area on Peninsula Point Road.
Parents with children in strollers are requested to use the main parking
For more information, call TFFC at (903) 676-2277.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Nellie. I am a
beautiful female Yellow Lab. I was brought to the Shelter by
animal control, so I have no history. I walk on a leash, get
along well with male dogs and I am current on my shots. I am a
good girl in need of a wonderful new home.
My name is Mae. I am a beautiful
female Yellow Lab around a year old. I was brought to the
Shelter by animal control, so I have no history. So far I am
very sweet, walk on a leash and am current on my shots. I am a
beautiful girl looking for a wonderful home.
My name is Charlie. I am a male
Black Lab. I was brought to the Shelter by animal control so I
have no history. So far I seem to enjoy people and seem to be
good with kids. I am current on my shots. I am a wonderful boy
looking for a new home.
My name is Tanner. I am a
beautiful male Chocolate Lab. I was brought to the Shelter by
animal control so I have no history. I am a beautiful playful
boy with a good personality. I am looking for my new forever
Pictured are just a few
animals at the 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