People, Places & Events
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.
honor athletes, band members
By Kerry Yancey
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACE–Following a very successful fall semester, the Eustace Independent School District trustees officially recognized members of several high school athletic teams and the band Dec. 15.
As members of the honored teams stood, superintendent Dr. Coy Holcombe read resolutions aloud recognizing:
• the varsity volleyball team for achieving the status of unbeaten District 14-3A champions and area round champions, advancing to become regional quarterfinals participants for the second straight year.
Senior setter Kimberly Austin (a first-team all-district selection) was the only member of the team present, as most of the other volleyball starters were playing basketball against Cross Roads in the new E.L. Kirk Gym, trustees heard.
• the varsity football team for qualifying for the state playoffs as the district’s third seed for the second year in a row, advancing to the bidistrict round before falling to Farmersville 17-14 in Mesquite’s Hanby Stadium.
• the boys cross country team for taking second place in district and qualifying for the Regional meet, and the girls cross country team for finishing third in district and also qualifying for the Regional meet.
• Hubert Lowry, Alex Pharmakis and Joshua Felty for qualifying for the All-Region Band.
Turning to regular business, the trustees heard auditor J.W. Lambright of Smith, Lambright & Associates report the annual independent audit showed no problems for the district.
Lambright told the board EISD business manager Carol Warren was able to reconcile all of the district’s approximately 30 accounts, and commended her efforts.
Trustees voted unanimously to accept the audit as presented.
Trustee Gary Walsh made a motion, seconded by Cotton Walker, to designate $2 million of the district’s fund balance for construction, which passed unanimously.
In other business, the trustees:
• approved an updated Henderson County Shared Services Agreement for special education needs as presented.
• increased the cafeteria breakfast price for adults to $1.50, as recommended by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
• heard Holcombe report enrollment as of Dec. 15 totaled 1,469 students, an increase of 66 students from the first day of school this year, and a decrease of 11 students from the same time last year.
An enrollment breakdown showed 403 students at the Primary campus, 329 at the Intermediate campus, 305 at the Middle School campus and 432 at the high school.
• hired Jennifer Blake as high school math teacher, pending the completion of all paperwork, approved the substitute teacher list as presented, and approved a list of transfer students as presented, following a brief closed-door meeting.
• held a required public hearing on the district’s Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) report for the 2008-09 school year prior to the start of the regular meeting.
“This is not new information, but we can see how we compare to statewide figures at the district and campus levels,” Holcombe explained.
The district as a whole received a Recognized accountability rating from the Texas Education Agency, with both the Intermediate and Primary campuses receiving the highest rating of Exemplary.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace High School football players, cross country runners, volleyball players and band members gather after being officially recognized by school board members Dec. 15 for their accomplishments during the first semester of the school year.
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