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Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:00am

On May 1, Deputy Bridger with the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office was working drug interdiction on Interstate 20 when Deputy Bridger initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:00am

The rollercoaster of sales tax gains and losses continued for county cities into the month of May according to figures released by the office of Texas State Comptroller Glen Hegar

Sports

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Three Van Zandt County track and field athletes, including Wills Point’s Kaylee King and Josh Etheridge, traveled to Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tigers faced a tough task following their bi-district round title win, getting paired with a Kilgore Bulldogs squad currently ranked 6th overall among all 4A teams in

Columns

The security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border is at a tipping point. Border Patrol officials tell us that they don’t have the resources or capacity needed to detain

May 17, 2019 - 00:00

The last day of school is fast approaching. As usual, teachers are exhausted (students are too) and the last day of school cannot come fast enough. After a brief respite

May 17, 2019 - 00:00

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Torrential downpour of rain in this area, since Sunday has pushed the rainfall at this point in the year to almost six inches above normal. Government approved instruments at the

Obituaries

May 17, 2019 - 00:00

Memorial service for Hollis Raymond “Ray” Smith, II, 62, of Canton, formerly of Wills Point, was held Friday, May 10, 2019, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point

May 17, 2019 - 00:00

Funeral services for Patsy Furrh Doane, 83, of Kennedale, formerly of Wills Point, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills

May 17, 2019 - 00:00

Funeral services for Rodger Eugene Snider, 80, of Denison were held Monday, May 13, 2019, at Amazing Grace Church in Denison with Pastor Mike Daniels officiating. Burial followed at Gordonville

May 17, 2019 - 00:00

A visitation for Terry Alan Rogers, 52, of Wills Point, were held Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. He passed away Monday, May 6,