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Editor's Picks

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:00am

With all District 14-4A basketball teams officially eliminated from playoff contention, coaches released their list of Superlative and All-District honorees.

News

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 12:00am

Following extremely hot and dry conditions, the City of Wills Point has entered Stage 1 Mandatory Drought Restrictions.

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 12:00am

The summer months have been anything but slow for Wills Point ISD administrators and members of the Board of Trustees following a series of high-level changes announced in recent weeks.

Sports

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 12:00am

I’m about to open a box of worms with this week’s column (pun intended). I love catching and eating what I and most folks call ‘perch’ or bream. Light tackle, a long shank ‘perch’ hook, a box of worms and we are ready to go ‘perch’ fishing, right? Come to find out, to properly categorize the fish we are targeting, we are about to go fishing for ‘sunfish’.

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 12:00am

The Wills Point High School Athletic Department continued to stay busy last week, hosting its annual basketball camp at the high school. Entering the new week, coaches will turn their attention towards other camps including baseball, softball and football.

Columns

Jul 1, 2022 - 00:00

Dear Editor:

I look back over my coaching career and see so many things I would do differently now. Many coaches go to extremes to motivate their team. In 1989, I did exactly that while coaching at Ft. Scott Community College.

Jul 1, 2022 - 00:00

Blackened old banana peels, egg shells, used coffee grounds, moldy grapes and dried-up orange skins. The diet of champions. Loaded with antioxidants and nutrition, and guaranteed to make the body healthier. And so appealing to the eye. Just makes you drool at the very thought of loading your plate, right?

Jun 10, 2022 - 00:00

June 10: The Terrell State Hospital Volunteer Services Council’s third annual Patient Art Show and Silent Auction will take place June 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Shops at Terrell located at 301 Tanger Drive. Organizers stated, “Tickets are $20 and a light bar and hors d’oeuvre’s will be served during the auction. There will be very special pieces this year from patients, staff members, and local artists.” To purchase tickets or to inquire about donating art please call 972-551-8070 or 972-551-8451, or email TSH.CommunityRelations@dshs. texas.gov.

Obituaries

Jul 1, 2022 - 00:00

Martha S. Platter, 82, of Wills Point, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022, at her residence.

Jul 1, 2022 - 00:00

Shirley Ann Flowers, 87, of Arlington, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at her residence.

Jul 1, 2022 - 00:00

Funeral services for Jerry Preston Goolsby, 83, of Edgewood, were held Friday, June 24, 2022, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Private family burial was held at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.

Jun 17, 2022 - 00:00

Memorial services for Priscilla Leigh Jackson, 76, of Gun Barrel City, are scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2022, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Priscilla passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. She was born on June 2, 1946, in Dallas to parents Ralph Jacob Pyle and Cora Lee Haralson Pyle.