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Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point City Council met Sept. 14 at the City Hall offices, tackling an agenda that included multiple bookkeeping items related to its annual budget.

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Education Foundation stopped by the Wills Point ISD Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 13, delivering a check in the amount of $30,000 that will go towards the distribution of Innovative Teaching Grants throughout the district. The WPISDEF has been an active contributor to the educational efforts for local teachers and students since its inception, distributing more than $100,000 in recent years. Courtesy photo

Sports

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tigers had their hands full last week, hosting an explosive Athens squad that entered play with a perfect 3-0 record. Athens would go on to tally another win against the Tigers, holding Wills Point scoreless for a second consecutive game in a 41-0 shutout win.

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Lady Tigers hit the court just once last week, tangling with Quitman in a contest at home Sept. 14.

Columns

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

We tend to pull for the underdog team. Is that why some teams that consistently lose have some rabid fans? The question of why some school athletic programs are always at the top of their district as compared to a perennially losing team is a million-dollar question. There are some programs that traditionally win and others that traditionally lose.

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

Tom and Katie were in love. After two years of courting, Tom finally worked up his courage to pop the question. No, not the “Will you marry me?” to Katie. The real question back in those years was the one asked of the bride’s father, “Do I have your permission to ask your daughter to marry me?”

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

I stop for turtles. I know it’s crazy, but often I do. At least when it’s safe to pull over. And usually I carry the lumbering testudines off the road lecturing them the whole while about the other side not being the least bit better. “Why do I do this?” you’re apt to ask. Well, unlike deer, squirrels, and runny babbits (a spoonerism for ‘bunny rabbits’) that simply succumb if hit by a speeding F-150, turtles tend to e-x-p-l-o-d-e when run over. Enough said.

Like most educators across the nation, Tyler Junior College government professor David McClendon was in his classroom on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

Obituaries

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

Anna Marie Bynum, 66, of Seagoville, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Anna was born on May 5, 1955, in Weaverville, California, to parents, Virgil Leon Bynum and Annie Joy Kirbie Bynum.

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral services for Delireen Da’Pri Autry, 18, of Mesquite, TX, are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. The family requests that all attendees wear a mask at services. Burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery.

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

A gathering of family and friends for Georgie Lee Nelson, 84, of Forney, Texas, was held Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

Hugh Cairns passed away at 1:50 a.m. on Sept. 18, 2021. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He currently resided in Edgewood, Texas.