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.
returns for raincheck concert Nov. 6
Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE July 3, a gale wind swept through Gun Barrel Citys Festival
in the Park, blowing the roof off the stage and rendering the scheduled music performances
Thankfully, no one was hurt. The only casualty was No Justice drummer Armando Lopezs
With a crowd of eager fans left without a show, No Justice, Johnny Cooper and Derek Shall
stepped up to the plate to provide an acoustic version of the nights performances in
the citys fire station.
More than 1,000 fans came back and packed the fire departments bay and driveway for
a night of stellar music performances.
City official Mickie Raney was overwhelmed by the courtesy and professionalism of the
The guys in No Justice, Johnny Cooper and Derek Shall are some of the most amazing
people I have ever met. I have never experienced anything like that. I just cant say
enough good things about them, Raney said.
Steve Rice, lead singer of acclaimed hit-makers No Justice, was moved to take matters into
his own hands.
When we saw all of the people who turned out to support the show, and the fact that
they were sitting out in the rain waiting for it to stop so they could see if the show
would go on, I knew that we had to do something special for them, Rice said.
We rounded up a small sound system and Johnny Cooper and I, along with the rest of
the bands, put together an intimate acoustic show. The show was definitely a one-of-a-kind
performance that we and the fans will never forget, he said.
They say everything is bigger in Texas. What, then, is to be said of the band that is
bigger than Texas itself?
After dominating the Texas and Oklahoma music scenes from live shows to radio hits
No Justice released its Carved Records debut, 2nd Avenue, to rave
reviews, some calling it one of the best releases this year, and one that will launch the
band into mainstream recognition.
No Justice marks the first country music act signed to the Carved Records label, based in
Dallas and Los Angeles. Carved Records first signed artist, Texas Hippie Coalition
(or THC), will release a debut album next summer.
Since 2005, No Justice has conquered Texas stages and radio waves with hits including
Never Come Back and Dont Walk Away.
No Justice mixes a Red Dirt-rock sound into the traditional twang that Texas music is
A rigorous touring schedule, which takes the band across the United States for more than
200 dates a year, has created a national groundswell leading into the summer release.
The first single, Love Song, went to No. 2 on the Texas Music Chart and
remained on the chart for 28 solid weeks.
The song is also featured on the Guitar Hero video game, and will also be in an upcoming
episode of North American Safari Hunting For The Dream on the Sportsmans
Channel in 2011.
The album debuted at No. 53 on the Billboard Country Chart.
The band has just released their second single, Just Get Going Oct. 4, along
with their very first music video.
No Justice has been a permanent fixture on the Texas Music Chart since 2005.
The band has sold more than 50,000 combined units and played in front of a quarter-million
people in 2009. Its members are known for their excellence in songwriting and complete
control over melody.
El Camino Real history noted
Special to The Monitor
MABANKMartha Heard, a member of the Sarah Maples Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution (DAR), gave the chapter a lesson on how the El Camino Real, also known
as the Royal Road, or the Kings Road, came into existence.
El Camino Real has its easternmost beginning in Natchitoches, La., and runs from the Piney
Woods through rolling hills to the arid lands of Old Mexico.
It is one of the oldest and most significant routes traversing Texas, and is the most
famous of the early historic trails.
Formed from previously established buffalo and Indian trails, and trade routes, El Camino
Real de los Tejas emerged in the 18th century when the European powers were building their
Starting in the early 1700s, this route connected a string of Spanish missions across
southeastern Texas into what is now Louisiana.
The most noted of these missions are those in and near San Antonio.
Later, U.S. settlers poured in from the northeast, spurring Texas independence in
1836 and U.S. annexation in 1850.
Designated as a National Historic Trail in 2004, El Camino Real de los Tejas includes
Highway 6 in Natchitoches, La., and Highway 21 in Texas.
Texas heroes, such as Davy Crockett, Stephen F. Austin, Jim Bowie and Sam Houston, all
instrumental in Texas struggle for independence from Mexico, used this road.
Martha Heard has lived in Canton since 1956, where her husband was a school principal, and
she was an English teacher and school counselor for 28 years.
She has six grown children, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She has been a
member of the Sarah Maples Chapter for several years and her mother was also a DAR member.
She enjoys genealogy and history, especially Texas history.
A happy tale for pet rescue
Adopt A Happy Tail plans relocation
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITYTina Hamilton of Adopt A Happy Tail announces 500 successful
adoptions of abandoned and hurt animals through the pet rescue organization.
There are still many more dogs and cats needing homes, she said.
Adopt A Happy Tail, Inc., is in the process of breaking ground on a new rescue site,
The new sanctuary will enable her to take in and care for more needy animals, she added.
The pet rescue is in need of kennels, pet food, all sizes of carriers/cages, old or new
fencing, blankets, towels, paper towels, laundry soap and bleach, flea treatments (such as
Frontline® or Sergeants®, available at Walmart, or HeartGuard® from a veterinarian or
Friends of the Animals) and treats or toys.
Call (903) 880-4124, and Hamilton will be happy to arrange a pickup of your donations.
Monetary gifts are also much appreciated for veterinarian bills, shots, spays/neuters,
rescues and for emergencies.
Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to Adopt A Happy Tail Inc. at P.O. Box 1303,
Mabank, TX 75147, or drop off donations at any Southside Bank or donate on-line at HappyTailsofGBC.org
|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