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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.
  Conviction sends a message: ‘Don’t drink and drive’
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–A Henderson County jury convicted Candie Marie Collum of Driving While Intoxicated in the County Court at Law Number Two of Henderson County, with the Honorable Nancy Perryman Adams presiding.
The verdict comes just a month after two men where sentenced to 15 and 20 years for Intoxication Manslaughter involving driving while intoxicated.
The case was tried by Assistant County Attorney, Cody Cofer, and a sentencing hearing will be held Tuesday, Jan. 5.
“This is one of the last jury trials of the year for us and I am happy to end the year on a high note,” County Attorney Clint Davis said.
“With the holidays coming up, I hope this verdict can serve as a reminder to everyone who will be attending Christmas and New Years parties that if they are going to drink, to drink responsibly, and if they are going to drink away from home, that they should have a designated driver,” he added.
The County Attorney’s Office prosecutes more DWI offenses than any other misdemeanor crime.
Statistics show the County Attorney’s Office receives more than 35 DWI cases every month.
In recent years, Henderson County has had a significant number of alcohol-related accidents causing death and serious bodily injury to innocent victims.
“Before you go out, have a solid plan on who is the designated driver. The costs are too great to not plan ahead, Davis said.
DWI cases are by far the most difficult cases for the state to meet its burden of proof on as often the evidence is limited to just the peace officer’s testimony.
“Although difficult, the public should know that we are going to prosecute these cases, and it will cost you time and money” Davis said.
“To date, the County Attorney’s office has tried four times the number of DWI cases as were tried last year before I took office,” he added.
“I am pleased with the progress that our office has made in this area and our current efforts to deter people from driving while intoxicated. I’m grateful for the attorneys in my office and the court support staff in making these improvements,” Davis said.
 

Annual ‘Get Your Jingle On’ fund-raiser bigger

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Three-year-old Jaci Ehrenberger, held by aunt Julie Booth, also of Mabank, meets Santa during the "Get Your Jingle On" fund-raiser at the Mabank Intermediate School Dec. 12. Young visitors could get their picture taken with Santa in the school library.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Southside Elementary librarian JoAnn Ackley (left) and daughter Courtney, a freshman at Mabank High School, talk with Cindy Manning of Mabank as they look over some decorative initialed glasses on display at the “Get Your Jingle On” shopping event.

 

2010 Pet Calendar available
Special to the Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–The Pampered Pets of Cedar Creek Lake 2010 calendar is hot off the presses.
The annual calender is now available at Bluebonnet Emporium on Main Street in Gun Barrel City, at the Cedar Creek Lake Chamber of Commerce office on Third Street (State Highway 198) in Mabank, at April’s Pet Place on Tool Drive (State Highway 274) south of Arnold Hills Road in Tool, at Syler Veterinary Clinic across from the hospital in Athens and at the Friends of the Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic in Gun Barrel City any Tuesday.
An important fund-raiser for Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, the calendar is only $10.
On the cover are the Gorgeous Dogs of Pinnacle – TaLee (Judy Lee), Rhett (KK Mitchell), Guinness (Linda Thompson), Lucy (Gail Fankhauser), and Gracie (Kathy Mueller),
Each inside monthly page features the fabulous and pampered pets of Friends supporters.
Each month in the calendar is very different:
• January – Dasher and Blitzen – Jack Schell and Jennifer Young
• February – Luke – Diana and Tom VanHootegem
• March – Odie – Dr. Glen and Sherry Campbell
• April – Scarlett – Jim and Betty Stuart
• May – Sugar, Georgie, Angie and cat Holly – Bill and Barbara Storey
• June - Dugan, Dempsey, Duffy and cat Mr. Grey – Pat and Greg Faherty
• July – Duncan – Barbara and Don Averitt
• August – Cat Page.
• September – Molly, Dolly, Andy and Max – B.G. and Judy Pierce
• October – Abby and Bailey – Cathy and Bob English
• November – Dog Page.
• December – two of the much-loved ranch animals of Janice and George Hunt
August volunteers and supporters with their cats are: Kay McAdams (Cinder, Mollie and Teddy Beans); Whisper, the Library Cat at Tri-County Library in Mabank; Garfield, the Store Cat at Bluebonnet Emporium in Gun Barrel City; Kelly, Michael and Tara Hamilton (Bob); the Cobines (Flash the talking cat); Dexter, the Store Cat at Old Friends in Mabank; and Priss, now-adopted cat from CLAW rescue group in Canton.
November volunteers and supporters with their dogs are: Tina Hamilton (Bo), Kay McAdams (Hershey), Barbara Austin (Ginger), Joy and Jim Simmons (Spanky), Linda Stout (Foxy, Barry and Gingersnap), Judi and Reed Kelly (Dallas) and Linda Tracey (Tara).
This project was conceived and is produced every year by photographer Terri Hudson, who donates her time, energy and talent each year to this project. Terri’s dog Blanche is on the back cover.
This fund-raising project provides extra needed income to help keep the doors open on the low-cost spay/neuter clinic run by Friends.
Doing surgery every Tuesday by appointment only, this organization, a non-profit charity, has performed more than 18,000 surgeries since July, 2002.
Surgery is performed every Tuesday by appointment only. Surgery prices range from $25 for a male cat to $65 for a more than 100-pound female dog.
An additional benefit of providing these surgeries will be a reduction in the number of stray animals.
Packs of roaming dogs and thousands of stray cats do not make an attractive community – and every animal fixed means that literally hundreds of thousands will not be born.
Your purchase of this calendar helps this much-needed service to the community.
Please call (903) 887-PETS (7387) for more information on the calendar or to volunteer at the clinic any Tuesday.
Tax-deductible donations may be sent to P.O. Box 5455, Gun Barrel City, TX 75147.
Check out the website at www.friendsoftheanimals.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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