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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 attend.

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 Commissioner’s Court meets every Tuesday 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 Tool.

Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical Museum.

Kaufman County Commissioner’s Court meets the second and fourth Monday of each month in the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman. The public is invited to attend. Call for times, (903) 498-2013, ext. 2.

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 Thursday 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 Oran White 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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People, Places & Events
 
Oct. 29 set as drug drop off day
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office is holding the second annual Drug “Take-Back” initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
The event is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and collected more than 6,861 pounds of drugs in 2010.
This year, Kaufman County residents have drop locations at the following police departments: Combine, Crandall, Forney, Kaufman, Kemp, Mabank, Seagoville, Talty, and Terrell.
“This event is extremely important for our county residents, and this year with 100 percent participation of all the police departments, we will be able to further our efforts in combating the abuse of drugs-both illicit and illegal prescription drugs in our county,” Sheriff David A Byrnes said.
The “Take Back” event prevents increased pill abuse and theft.
And the event crowns the anti-drug message being delivered throughout Red Ribbon Week.
Often young people only have to go as far as the medicine cabinet at home to find drugs, Byrnes said.
To combat this growing problem, both locally and nationally, the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office, is teaming up with all the police departments in Kaufman County, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies to offer every citizen of Kaufman County a place to drop off any unused, unwanted or outdated prescriptions with no questions asked.
Drop locations will be at each police department, with the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office and the Kaufman police department teaming up with a drop location at the County Courthouse Square.
Please use this opportunity to openly discuss with the young people in your household about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, Byrnes said.
“We look forward to seeing you. Together we can make a difference.”
 
 
Purtis Creek State Park hosts chamber function
Susan Harrison
Monitor Staff Writer

EUSTACE–Purtis Creek State Park hosted the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Oct. 18.
Despite the drop in temperature, there was a nice turnout for networking, refreshments, door prizes and park tours.
The Eustace Chapter of the Chamber hosted the sandwiches, wings, snacks, desserts and drinks.
Guests could win fishing poles, T-shirts and insulated mugs provided by Texas Parks & Wildlife and Friends of Purtis Creek State Park.
“We have new kiosks around the park and hiking trails,” said park superintendent Mendy Davis as she greeted the chamber guests and encouraged them to tour the park.
Upcoming activities at the park include a nature hike Saturday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. to learn about the plants and animals in the park. The hike is about a mile on flat terrain. Meet at the overflow camping parking area.
Geocaching is at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. Geocaching is a type of treasure hunt using a GPS unit to help find hidden “caches.”
Geocaches are everywhere, from just down the street to the most remote wilderness areas.
This program teaches the basics of using a GPS for geocaching and how to get started. Meet at the park’s amphitheater.
Also on Saturday, Nov. 12, stargazing is available at 9 p.m. Participants will make a star wheel and learn how to use it to locate constellations, learn about the solar system and view the night sky through a telescope.
Weather permitting, meet at the overflow camping parking lot.
State park programs are presented by Lisa Male.
The park is located at 14225 FM 316, north of Eustace.
To confirm dates and times or to schedule a group event, please call (903) 425-2332.
 

Tool renews shelter contract
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

TOOL–In what has to be one of the shortest city council meetings around the lake, the city of Tool accomplished its agenda goal Thursday.
The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. and adjourned at 6:06 p.m.
Council members approved the one agenda item, renewing its contract with the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake.
The contract contained a $5 increase per animal charge for the city.
In other business, the council:
• approved the consent agenda as presented, containing all the department reports.
• reminded those present of the third annual Fall Fest set for Saturday, Oct. 29.
Donations, volunteers and a lot of candy are needed as last year more than 200 kids and parents attended.
A “Sponsor a Spook” pledge of $25 earns the donor an event T-shirt with a complete list of sponsors names and logo on the back.
Candy donations will be accepted starting Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 29.
For information call city hall at (903) 432-3522.

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

We have many 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 petfinder.com

 

 

 

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