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.
||Mabank ISD gets
Superior Achievement on its FIRST rating
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANKThe Mabank Independent School District recently received a progress report
recently on how well it is keeping up with its financial stability and reporting.
School trustees heard the district received a superior achievement rating score of 76 for
its Financial Integrity Rating System (FIRST).
The score was four points higher than needed for a Superior Achievement rating, assistant
superintendent of business Scott Adams said.
The FIRST rating reflects the districts financially standing based on 2008-09
The highest score possible is 80.
Mabank missed the perfect score because the amount of debt per student is slightly higher,
following the construction of the new high school and renovations to the junior high and
intermediate school, superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall explained.
In other business, trustees:
were led in the Pledge of Allegiance by Southside students Jess Hopkins, Ely Doss,
Meghan Schneider, Jacob Boss, Cesar Saucedo, Victoria Cantu, Victoria Rollins, Gracie
Holcombe, Savannah Parkhurst and Hannah Schultz.
accepted the donation of two trucks and other items from Solar Turbines.
approved requests for out-of-town trips for the high school band and high school
broadcast journalism students.
approved the second reading of Mabank ISD TASB Local Policy update 88, as
approved a resolution of acknowledgment to join in the growing number of school
districts asking the State Legislature to Make Education a Priority.
The movement was begun by the Aledo Independent School District and has grown to include
more than 100 districts. (See the Oct. 28 issue, page 9A, for related story.)
authorized Marshall to purchase electricity for the district when the price is at
Adams explained electric rates change almost hourly, and when the opportunity comes, the
district needs to act quickly to secure the lowest rate.
Health Kaufman Black Tie Ball set Nov. 13
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMANThe planning committee for this years Black Tie Ball benefitting Texas
Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman recently held a pre-gala party to thank sponsors of
the Nov. 13 event.
Its important that we stop to say thank you to the local
businesses and community leaders who have generously donated to our event, which will help
improve the lives of people in the Kaufman area, chair of the planning committee and
member of the Texas Health Kaufman Board of Trustees Carl Stapp said.
ABOX Paperboard Company is the platinum level sponsor for this years gala.
Gold level sponsors are Thomas Protective Service, Inc., Trinity Valley Community College
and Your Health Team.
The 2010 Black Tie Ball will be held at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas.
Last year, more than 300 people attended, helping raise funds for womens and
childrens services at Texas Health Kaufman.
The 2010 gala will help provide prenatal care to low-income, uninsured women in the
The goal is to help these women have healthy pregnancies and spot complications before
they cause serious problems for their babies.
Our annual Black Tie Ball is a great party for a great cause, thanks to the
generosity of these businesses and community leaders. We cant thank them
enough, president of Texas Health Kaufman Patsy Youngs said.
This years event will include a seated dinner, diamond drawing, live auction and
Sponsorships begin at $500, with 100 percent of net proceeds funding the prenatal clinic.
Individual reservations are $150.
Silver sponsors include Brashear Family Medical P.A., Dianna L . and Randy L. Burgess,
Kathy and Jon Burt and ReMax Homeland Realty; City of Kaufman, Dr. and Mrs. William J.
Fortner, James B. Park, MD, FACC and Charles B. Levine, MD, FACC, Kaufman Economic
Development Corporation, Northstar Anesthesia, P.A., Texas Health Resources, Vanguard
Resources Inc., William R. Vandiver, MD, and Patsy and Ike Youngs.
This years Black Tie Ball will feature the David Whiteman Band, an 11-piece group
touting a mix of musicianship, vocals and sound and lighting, covering songs from the 60s
to the current Top 40, R&B, hip hop, and Latin and dance rhythms.
The bands playlist includes tunes from various artists, including the Temptations,
Stevie Wonder, KC and the Sunshine Band, the B-52s, Kool and the Gang, Prince,
Lionel Richie and Frank Sinatra.
For more information on this years Black Tie Ball, to become a sponsor or to
purchase tickets, call (214) 345-4408.
Voters say no a second time to raising tax
cap for ESD No. 1
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENSVoters in Trinidads Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 1 shot down a
proposition which would have given district commissioners the right to increase the tax
cap by 2 cents.
The measure was defeated 404-183.
ESD No. 1 funds the Trinidad VFD.
District commissioners were hoping to increase the cap from 3 cents per $100 valuation to
5 cents. They said the district needed the extra money to replace a 26-year-old fire
truck, and to help with the cost of operating the fire department.
This is the second time in a year voters have denied a tax cap increase. In May, voters
narrowly defeated a measure to increase the cap to 10 cents.
|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