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Sunday, December 5, 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.

  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 customer’s 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 Huskinson’s time, along with an extensive honey-do list, he said he wouldn’t mind joining a bowling league. With a 216 average, he’d be an asset to any team. He’s 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 Huskinson’s pastimes, and he as a miniature Chihuahua named “General.”
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) 203-0287.

 

Texas announces start date for appliance rebate program
Special to The Monitor
AUSTIN–Texans who want to save money on ENERGY STARŽ 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 heaters $300.
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 time.
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 rebates.
Consumers who buy an ENERGY STARŽ 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 appliance category.
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 at www.TexasPowerfulSmart.org.
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 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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