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.
||Tip Top Auto
Repair opens in Gun Barrel City
By Gregori Starett
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY Thanks to his son, Kavin Bell, for spotting a great location, Mike
Huskinson has opened a quality auto mechanic shop in the Cedar Creek Lake area.
Tip Top Auto Repair, located at 2516 B W. Main St. in Gun Barrel City, near the
intersection of Legendary Lane uses the very latest in diagnostic systems for all vehicle
makes and models, foreign and domestic.
Originally from the Garland area, Huskinson has owned and operated Tip Top Auto Repair in
Oklahoma for 10 years, before moving into the lake area. Most of his 26 years of mechanic
experience was gleaned from working for Ford and Chevrolet dealerships in Dallas.
Huskinson is the holder of 33 certifications including ASE Master Technician, AC Delco
Master Technician, GM Master Technician and Ford Master Technician. He is currently
working on getting his state inspection license for Henderson County and updating his
knowledge on new vehicles, which he does constantly.
Tip Top Auto Repair uses Genisys Diagnostic, Tech II Diagnostic and Sun Diagnostic systems
for across the board problem solving for all kinds of vehicles.
I want to change the way (auto repair) business is done and the way mechanics
operate, Huskinson said. The auto repair business occupies his thoughts and time.
This is all I have ever done and my spare time is also with cars, he added.
I earn my customers business, he said. Tip Top Auto Repair does not
charge disposal fees. The quoted price is the price, plus tax.
Tip Top customers also get pickup and delivery options, plus towing is available.
Huskinson has been married for 18 years to his sweetheart, Sheila. The couple has reared
five children, and they have five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Sheila looks
after her mother, Marie, who joined them when they moved into the area.
Though cars take up a lot of Huskinsons time, along with an extensive honey-do list,
he said he wouldnt mind joining a bowling league. With a 216 average, hed be
an asset to any team. Hes also bowled nine perfect games and eight games where his
score was just one shy of perfect. Sheila also enjoys bowling and has an average of 150.
Fishing is also one of Huskinsons pastimes, and he as a miniature Chihuahua named
Tip Top Auto Repair is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7
a.m. to 3 p.m.
All forms of payment are accepted. Huskinson can be reach at (903) 887-2900 or (903)
Texas announces start date for
appliance rebate program
Special to The Monitor
AUSTINTexans who want to save money on ENERGY STAR® appliances will soon have a
chance to apply for mail-in rebates on those purchases.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced the purchase period for the Texas Appliance
Mail-In Rebate Program will start Monday, Dec. 20.
Approximately $10 million is available for the traditional mail-in rebate program, which
will remain open until all funds are distributed.
As Texans buy appliances that can help cut their energy bills, they can also save on
the price of the appliances with these rebates, Combs said.
Consumers can start buying the appliances on Dec. 20, and, after installation, mail
in their completed rebate application form and a copy of the receipt to be eligible for
the rebates, she added.
Rebates are available for energy efficient appliances in eight categories
air-source heat pumps $1,000, central air conditioners $1,000, clothes washers $100,
dishwashers $85, freezers $100, refrigerators $175, room air conditioners $40 and water
Rebate forms will be available for consumers to download and print closer to the Dec. 20
start of the purchase period.
The state is also working with retailers to make the forms available at stores at that
Both the purchase receipt and the postmark on the envelope submitting the rebate
application must be dated on or after Dec. 20.
The mail-in rebate applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis,
based on the postmark on the rebate application envelope.
After the program starts, a daily countdown calculator of rebate funds will be available
on-line to help consumers gauge the amount of funds processed and amount available for
Consumers who buy an ENERGY STAR® appliance must replace and dispose of an old appliance
of the same type to be eligible for a rebate.
An additional $75 rebate is available for recycling the old appliance. Proof of disposal
or recycling is required, and details will be provided on the rebate application form.
To qualify for a rebate, applicants must have a valid Texas residential address and follow
all program rules.
Texas consumers are limited to a maximum of two rebates per household, which includes any
rebates received from the April program. Each rebate applied for must be from a different
Residents are required to purchase appliances in-store from a Texas retailer or from a
Texas contractor. On-line purchases do not qualify for rebates.
A list of frequently asked questions and other helpful consumer information is available
This website will be updated regularly as information becomes available, and also offers
an e-mail sign-up to be notified of rebate-related updates.
The $10 million available for the Texas Appliance Mail-In Rebate Program is unclaimed
stimulus funds from the April rebate program, which used a reservation system.
|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