Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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The Wills Point Ladies Club, represented by Amanda Johns (President 2017-‘18) and Sherry Walker (Secretary 2017-‘18), presented Connor Mitchell with a thank-you gift in recognition of his military... + continue reading

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The next generation of Tiger Band standouts posed for a picture outside the junior high band hall.

Sunday, July 23, 2017
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The next wave of Wills Point Tiger Band standouts were kept busy throughout last week, participating in the annual WPJH Summer Band Academy July 10-14. Unlike previous years, Tiger Band instructors... + continue reading

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Local Back the Blue events in Wills Point included a rolling caravan of vehicles from the Van Zandt County Regional Airport to the high school parking lot.

Friday, July 21, 2017
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The Wills Point Police Department has put together a concerted effort to improve relations between the department and community at-large over the past year, hosting a series of events to help bridge... + continue reading

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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The Wills Point ISD’s Bookmobile made its weekly trek around the community July 12, delivering books to local children in order to keep them engaged with reading and learning throughout the months... + continue reading
Monday, July 17, 2017
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The 20th Annual East Texas Baptist Campmeeting Revival, presented by Edgewood Evangelist Dennis Erwin, will be held July 17-21 at the Civic Center in Canton.The non-profit meeting is free and open to... + continue reading

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07/24/2017
On Tuesday, July 11 Van Zandt County Precinct 2 Judge Ronnie Daniell presented a letter of intent to retire to VZC Judge Don Kirkpatrick. Judge Daniell will have served the citizens of Pct. 2 and Van Zandt County for 14 years and nine months as of his planned retirement... + continue reading
07/24/2017
County residents enjoyed a relatively uneventful year in 2016, dodging the brunt of most new and emerging illnesses that have made waves across much of the county in previous years. A case of West Nile Virus, among the most notorious of these illnesses, was not confirmed in... + continue reading

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Local law enforcement officials, including officer (from l-r) Cassie Mosley, officer Adam Wall, WPPD Chief Lonnie Carroll, officer Troy Tucker and Precinct 3 Constable Robert Tisdale met at the flagpole near the veteran’s park memorial along Highway 80 July 7 for a moment of silence to commemorate the one-year anniversary of an attack that took the lives of five Dallas officers.

07/16/2017
A number of law enforcement agencies throughout Van Zandt County participated in a moment of silence July 7 to honor the fallen Dallas Police Department officers that were killed in the line of duty in downtown Dallas one year ago.Last year, one day after the shooting in downtown Dallas that took the lives of five police officers and wounded... + continue reading

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Tawakoni South Volunteer Fire Department members prepare to move their boat from the Lake Tawakoni State Park boat ramp Saturday evening after the recovery nearby of a drowning victim. Capt. Kevin Torrance and firefighter Colby Cope deployed the department’s boat. Other members assisting at the scene were Assistant Chief Delmar Waldrop, Secretary Holly Neagle and firefighters John Jones, Dakota Lowe, Cassie Jones, Blair Villegas, Jessie Villegas and Austin Simmons.

07/14/2017
The body of a 46-year-old man who apparently drowned was recovered Saturday evening near the Lake Tawakoni State Park boat dock.Justice of the Peace Jennifer Reeves of Commerce pronounced the man dead and ordered an autopsy by the medical examiner. Judge Reeves said at press time Tuesday that she had not yet received a report from the medical... + continue reading
07/11/2017
As the sun rose and storm clouds parted early Saturday morning of June 24, more than 100 people from the Wills Point community gathered on Gospel for Asia’s campus to participate in a 5k run to help provide needed school supplies for students of Wills Point Independent School District.Russell Memorial United Methodist Church organized the Supply... + continue reading

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07/01/2017
Fire engines from Wills Point and Edgewood responded to a house fire on Gunter Street around noon June 22. The fire sent plumes of dark smoke throughout the eastern portions of the city. No one was at home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported. A fundraiser for the homeowners was launched online at www.gofundme.com/gunter-street-... + continue reading

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Wills Point Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ed Leipply addressed a room of his fellow firefighters June 22 explaining his position that the ESD board had overstepped its jurisdiction emphatically stating, “I am still the chief of the WPVFD. The members of the WPVFD remain intact. Citizens of the area serviced by ESD #4, we have you covered.”

06/30/2017
Days of uncertainty about the fate of Wills Point Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ed Leipply and the status of the WPVFD and its relationship with Emergency Services District #4 were put to rest at least temporarily last week after a series of meetings essentially resulted in all parties pushing the reset button.ESD Meeting – June 20Questions... + continue reading

Sports

Kelyn Bain had the opportunity to work on a variety of tennis skills throughout the week, including hitting forehands over the net under the watchful eye of camp coaches.

06/17/2017
The Wills Point Athletic Department wrapped up another round of summer camps during this past week, with the next generation of Tiger student-athletes hitting the courts for the annual summer tennis... + continue reading
06/09/2017
The Wills Point Tiger Athletic Department is currently in the midst of summer camp season, already completing camps in softball and girls and boys basketball with football, baseball, tennis and... + continue reading

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07/23/2017
Friday, July 21, 1961  Swimming contest is slated tonight (Friday) at Wills Point’s new pool beginning at 7:30 o’clock according to Mark Ashworth, manager. Mr. Ashworth who has been in charge of... + continue reading
07/16/2017
Friday, July 14, 1961  Open house honoring Mr. and Mrs. Green Evans was held at their home in the Board community on July 2, marking the 50th anniversary of their marriage. Green Evans and Miss... + continue reading

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07/19/2017
So you think you want to be a beekeeper? Pick up some lessons learned from a "new-bee" beekeeper at the Van Zandt Library Series "Beginning Beekeeping" at 10:30 a.m. July 20. This presentation will... + continue reading
07/10/2017
Marriage licenses for 6-14 to 6-27, 2017Emily Marie Beers and Shawn PsarrisKatrina Leann Clark and Stephen Randolph EmersonLeslie Paige Farmer and Trevor Reece FarrerKenzie Nichole Masterson and... + continue reading