Road widening project ahead of
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
SEVEN POINTS–Now that work has started on the other side of State
Highway 334 through Seven Points, business owners are looking forward to
The work is 62 percent completed within 47 percent of the time allotted,
RK Hall Contractor representative Gary Andrews told Chamber members
meeting at the Dairy Queen in Seven Points July 2.
“We’re three months ahead of schedule and over the next two months hope
to gain another month,” Andrews said.
“Rains have hurt us more than anything,” he added. “With a little bit of
luck we could be completely done with the intersection by Oct. 1.”
Work planned to be completed by mid-August includes setting 860 feet of
3x2 concrete drainage boxes and 2,300 feet of pipe.
Andrews mentioned help directing the traffic would be helpful as
sometimes the traffic lights malfunction. “I believe there is money in
the contract to pay for this kind of help,” he said.
Andrews promised that after they’ve been done and gone one or two
months, “you’ll be saying, ‘Well, that didn’t take so long afterall,’”
Danny Hampel, former EDC director, reminded the group that half the
Economic Development Corp. funding was being diverted to road repairs.
However, sales tax is down due to the construction.
“The faster this construction is done, the sooner sales tax levels can
be restored,” he said.
“I wish I could say we’d be done in three months, but that’s not going
to happen,” Andrews said.
The second speaker at the Tool/Seven Points Chamber branch meeting was
Tool Elementary School principal, Bill Morgan.
The new elementary school will be opening with $2,000 worth of new
science equipment, math aids for grades 3-5 and five new novels for
third to fifth grade readers.
Also 25 Dell computers have been upgraded with new versions.
The school is switching to Envision Math, which incorporates greater
technology and relates well to science, reading and writing, Morgan
A new addition this year is social studies. Malakoff ISD has revamped
its social studies education and added it to the curriculum for
kindergarten through fifth, he said.
The new elementary school rated as a Recognized campus its first year,
This has to do with everyone’s contribution, including grandparents and
aunts and uncles as well as cafeteria workers and teachers’ aids, he
“The highest level (Exemplary) is attainable,” Morgan said. “The other
campus (Malakoff Elementary) missed it by just seven or eight kids.”
Samantha Hulick named Miss
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Four young ladies competed for the title of Miss Kemp – a contest
capping of the Kemp July Fest, Saturday.
Kemp High School senior Samantha Hulick, 17, was selected as Miss Kemp
following an evening gown promenade under the Kemp City Pavilion at
sunset. Meagan Lacy was chosen as runner up.
Hulick lives with her parents Sarah Jean and Lonnie Cool in Kemp. Meagan
Lacy, 17, is the daughter of Sandra Lacy and the late Ben Lacy.
The two girls competed for the title along with Amber Tatum, 13, and
Chelsey Mulvany, 17.
Each presented samples of their talent. Hulick gave a karate
demonstration, while Lacy did a tumbling routine.
Tatum and Mulvany both sang for an appreciative crowd.
The judges were Kemp Mayor Billy Teel, Constable Kenneth Garvin, Ashley
Hicks and former judge Ginger Chambless.
Besides karate, Hulick has participated with the FCCLA, BETA Club,
Spanish Club and Student Council.
She also qualified for state competition with the Business Professionals
of America and recently received the Board of Director’s Award.
She’s traveled to Europe as a student ambassador for People to People
and has been an active member in the National Honor Society and Who’s
Who Among American High School students since her freshman year.
This past spring, she competed in UIL events and power lifting
Lacy has lived in Kemp all her life and attended Kemp ISD since
She currently serves as the head cheerleader for Kemp High School. Lacy
has also played volleyball, varsity basketball and varsity track the
past three years.
Lacy is a member of the Business Professionals of America, BETA Club,
National Honor Society and of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory
Her classmates have voted Lacy “Best Dressed” and “Most Athletic” three
years running. She has also served one year as class president.
Along with her crown and sash, Hulick received gifts from the Lemon
Tree, The Kemp Family Pharmacy, Mary Kay representative Diana Haley,
Sammy’s Barbershop, Sonic, Dairy Queen and the Kemp Business and Civic
Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Miss Kemp contestants Meagan Lacy (left) in black, Amber Tatum, in red,
Samantha Hulick, wearing magenta, and Chelsea Mulvany in shades of pink,
await the judges' verdict. "They are all Miss Kemp," organizer Diana
said before announcing the results of the contest.
The Library at Cedar Creek
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–What’s more important than educating our children? The
answer is nothing.
The best way to educate our children is by making plenty of learning
materials available to them. That’s a major reason why libraries are so
important to a community.
With that in mind, the Triple N Ranch is proud to announce the “Denim
and Diamonds II” fund-raiser for The Library at Cedar Creek Lake from
5-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.
This esteemed library is funded primarily by private donations and local
fund-raisers supported by generous benefactors who contribute money to
this very important cause.
Without those important donations, the library could not operate.
Of course, when you think of a library you automatically think of books,
but The Library at Cedar Creek Lake is so much more than just a great
place for children and adults to enjoy the wonderful world of reading.
The library also hosts cultural and entertainment events for people of
all ages, as well as access to movies, magazines, computers, the
Internet, book clubs, reading programs and more. And it’s free.
This year’s “Denim and Diamonds II” event will highlight live
entertainment from “The Brazos Valley Boys,” named by Billboard magazine
as “the Country Touring Band of the Year” for 14 years in a row, and
will be hosted by local entertainer Dino Perelli.
It will feature a chuck wagon dinner, live and silent auctions, hay
rides, “cow chip bingo,” games, an opportunity to hand-feed a Texas
Longhorn, ride a steer and, of course, dancing.
To honor and support the community library, sponsorships are being
offered at various levels: Copper ($300), Silver ($500), Gold ($1,000),
Platinum ($2,500), and, for those who are fortunate enough to be able to
afford it, Diamond Sponsorship ($5,000).
If you would like to become a sponsor of this worthy cause, contact Nan
Creel at (903) 778-4288 or Charli Black at (903) 432-9190 and support
literacy in your community.
You can find out more about buying tickets, directions to the Triple N
Ranch, and the evening’s entertainment, by going on the web,
There are only 200 tickets available for this event, so don’t wait until
the last minute to secure your place at this fun gala for a very worthy
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Nelson. I am a
beautiful male Dachshund. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. So far, I seem pretty laid back
and gentle. I am a wonderful boy looking for my new forever
My name is Oreo. I am a beautiful
female black Lab. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I seem to get along with other
dogs. I need help with leash training. I have been started on my
shots and need to be fixed. I am a beautiful girl looking for my
We are a whole litter of Shepherd
mix babies. We were brought to the shelter by animal control, so
we have no history. We have been started on our first set of
shots. We are good kids looking for our new forever homes.
I am a beautiful Border Collie,
who is four months old, or so. I was brought to the shelter by
animal control, so I have no history. I have not been at the
shelter long, so not much is known about me. I am a beautiful
kid looking for a new home.
Pictured are just a few
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