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Sunday, November 28, 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.

  Local Indian tribe awarded grant
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Apalachicola Creek Indian Tribe of Mabank has received a grant from the Texas Commission on Developmental Disabilities to conduct a pilot study of the effectiveness of speech and language programs available to minority families with children who have developmental disabilities.
The principal investigator is Amanda Rutherford, MS of Dallas.
Collected data will be used to identify areas of improvement in programming and access which will benefit this under-served minority population.
For more information, call Dr. Mary Sixwomen Blount, Principle Chief at (903) 880-0240, or e-mail sixwomen@yahoo.com.

 

Library at CCL sets December events
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The Library at Cedar Creek Lake will hold its annual Christmas Holiday Market from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.
About 25 vendors will be attending with a great variety in merchandise, so come by for all your holiday shopping that morning. Hot cocoa and coffee will be served.
From 10:30-11:30 a.m., Santa will read to the children, sponsored by the Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club. Kids will receive a free book, as well.
The annual Breakfast With Santa, hosted by the Best Friends of the Library, will take place from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. It will include a pancake breakfast, gifts from Santa for every child and fun with crafts. Bring your own camera for pictures with Santa.
Purchase tickets at the door, $2 child, $3 adult.
From 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, the Library board will host a Christmas Victorian High Tea.
A few tickets are still available at $25 per person. For more information on the High Tea, call (214) 923-6891.
The annual High School Art Show Competition will start Saturday, Dec. 18, and the show will be on display until the end of January, 2011.
The Art Show award ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011.
Please visit the library anytime to see great artwork from students of Malakoff, Eustace, Mabank and Kemp ISD.
Call the Library for more information, (903) 432-4185.

 

Texas air and water quality discussed at ETECO meeting
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Tom “Smitty” Smith of Austin, who represents Public Citizen, an Environmental Quality Advocacy Organization, spoke to an enthusiastic group of Athens and Henderson County citizens known as the East Texas Environmental Concerns Organization (ETECO) meeting Nov. 18, at the Anglican Church.
Smith shared his views on the conditions of environmental air and water quality in Texas with those in attendance and heard concerns voiced by individuals regarding major points of difficulty with Texas’ present air quality regulations and Texas’ current negative ranking among all the states.
Tom Smith, who is the director of the Texas Office of Public Citizen, said the Texas Legislature is considering the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for Sunset Review this next session, beginning Jan. 11, in Austin.
Smith encouraged those in attendance to contact State Senator Robert Nichols of Jacksonville and State Representative Byron Cooke of Corsicana and let these two leaders, who both serve as members of the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, know of their concerns about improving air quality and reducing harmful emissions.
The Commission is made up of five members of the Texas Senate, five members of the House of Representatives and two public members.
This committee will make its report this next session of the Legislature.
Several individuals in attendance expressed specific concerns.
A public school teacher, observed a dramatic increase of her students who are suffering from asthma and in need of inhalers and other medications on a daily basis.
Another audience member spoke to the group about problems of gas wells in the Fort Worth/ Dallas area.
Smith said former Dallas County Judge Lee Jackson had told him air quality was so poor in the Dallas area at times that it impacted his children, who were attempting to play soccer with other young people.
Several years ago, the ETECO opposed the construction of 11 new coal-fired plants planned by one of the electric utility companies in Texas.
Through the work of this group, as well as a concerted effort by concerned citizens statewide, the electric utility company was not able to go forward with its plans.
This was viewed as a dramatic victory.
Smith said he would be working diligently during the next Legislative Session to see the Legislature adopts more beneficial air-quality rules to help all Texans to avoid health problems caused by poor air qualities and to restrict and eliminate harmful emissions.

 

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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