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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, call (903) 425-4702. The public is welcome
Eustace Independent School District meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Eustace High School Library. For more information, call (903) 425-7131. The public is welcome.
Gun Barrel City Council meets in Brawner Hall at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month. Call (903) 887-1087 for more info. The public is welcome.
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 (903) 887-1899.
Henderson County Commissioner’s Court meets every Tuesday 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 second and fourth Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman and sets a night meeting the second Monday of the quarter at 6 p.m. Call (972) 932-0218. 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 (903) 498-3191. The public is invited to attend.
Kemp Independent School District meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the Board Room in the Administration Building. For more information, please call (903) 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 (903) 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 (903) 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 (903) 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 (903) 451-9229. The public is welcome.
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 Thursday of each month. For more information, please call (903) 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 (903) 432-3522.
West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District is held at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please call (903) 432-3704.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lake area businesses report slight to solid increases in refunds
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

CEDAR CREEK LAKE-Local sales tax rebate checks for December have made a small increase over checks paid out for the same period in 2010 by the State Comptroller’s office.
The increases in rebate checks vary from 0.62 percent for Gun Barrel City and 0.76 percent for Mabank to 2 percent to 5 percent increases for other cities.
For instance, the city of Tool received a check for $4,925, an increase of $255 more than paid out in December, 2010.
However, Seven Points received $29,059, almost 9 percent less than it received for the same period in 2010.
Tool city staff contemplated the difference.
“We have a couple of new businesses and a lot of our people are shopping more at home and there’s a lot of online shopping from home and we get that sales tax,” Neva Tankursley, Tool city secretary said.
The largest increase was a whopping 289 percent for the city of Trinidad.
The dollar amount of its rebate check totaled $12,820, more than $9,500 above the check paid in December, 2010.
Even the city staff expressed confusion about their good fortune.
“I really don’t know why (the increase is so large). Maybe there was some online shopping or a combination of our businesses doing really well,” city administrator Terry Newhouse said.
Sales tax refund checks paid in December are based on business conducted in October and reported in November.
 

Full garage? Not a problem.
By L Schroeder
Special to The Monitor

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Are you like most folks with a garage so full there is no room for any thing else, not even the car?
Some experts say our abundance of things filling our garages to capacity is proof that Americans have a deep-seated problem with materialism.
I don’t feel this way nor do any of my junk hoarding buddies. We view having a packed garage as a good thing for it reveals something very important. We Americans enjoy our prosperity!
In fact, having a garage filled with prized possessions has several positive aspects if you look at it just right.
Say it’s Saturday, no sports are on television and you can’t afford a game of golf. Then the wife, noticing your idleness, suggests, cleaning out the garage.
You hate the thought, but try looking on the bright side. Now you have a project that will keep you well entertained, which begins with the first piece of forgotten junk you find hidden away in some dark corner.
As you look at this thing you just found, you may relive the fond memories the item will recall.
“Why, I didn’t know I still had this old thing. I bought this back in 1972 when my wife and I were, etc, etc, etc.”
Now aren’t you glad you stuffed that thing away in your garage making this enjoyable reminiscing possible?
There are also health benefits that come with this cleaning project.
When you start lifting, twisting and moving things around, you’ll use muscles you have not used since the last time you cleaned out the garage.
The next day, you may have to put up with a sore back or a few other aches and pains, but you may also get a day off of work. Still, just think how satisfied you will be, knowing the garage is clean and the wife is happy.
If you stop and think about it, there are even more benefits to having an packed-out garage–like not contributing to the landfill.
Plus, having a garage full of all kinds of different things means, the next time the wife says, “Let’s have a garage sale!” you will have something to donate.
The reality is, Americans with garages filled to capacity aren’t concerned whether they have a deep-seated problem or not.
What we really need to be more concerned about is running out of room in our garages.
Just look at all the things we bought this year and there are even more things to come in the years ahead that we haven’t purchased yet.
Therefore, you need to get busy on building that second garage you know is already needed.
 

 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

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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