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Sunday, October 31, 2010

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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 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 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 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.

  No Justice returns for raincheck concert Nov. 6
Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE– July 3, a gale wind swept through Gun Barrel City’s Festival in the Park, blowing the roof off the stage and rendering the scheduled music performances impossible.
Thankfully, no one was hurt. The only casualty was No Justice drummer Armando Lopez’s drum kit.
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 night’s performances in the city’s fire station.
More than 1,000 fans came back and packed the fire department’s bay and driveway for a night of stellar music performances.
City official Mickie Raney was overwhelmed by the courtesy and professionalism of the musicians.
“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 can’t 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 “Don’t Walk Away.”
No Justice mixes a Red Dirt-rock sound into the traditional twang that Texas music is known for.
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 Sportsman’s 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
MABANK–Martha 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 empires.
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 CITY–Tina 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, Hamilton said.
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 I’m 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. I’ve had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If you’d 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 dogshsccl@yahoo.com.
 

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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