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The historical marker dedication at the Cartwright School included a presentation of the United States and Texas flags.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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The Cartwright School in Wills Point received its just recognition June 19 with a special ceremony to unveil a historical marker bringing back former graduates and school staff members to the... + continue reading

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The Wills Point ISD, represented by board of trustees president C.W. Wilson, presented Mary Ann Sanderson with a special plaque ahead of her retirement from the district. Wilson stated, “I can’t think of anybody who has been more dedicated, loyal and hard working for this school district than Mary Ann Sanderson.”

Monday, June 19, 2017
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It was a bittersweet night for the Wills Point ISD on Monday with staffing matters, including the hiring of three new assistant principals and the retirement of a longtime district employee, taking... + continue reading

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.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Posted by Willspoint1
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

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The Wills Point Riding Club announced the end of an era late last week, advising the community that the annual rodeo event would not be happening in 2017. The rodeo has long been a summer staple of the Wills Point calendar, drawing thousands to the area.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
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The Wills Point Riding Club delivered bad news to local residents June 7, announcing that this year’s WPRC Rodeo would not be taking place for the first time in 60-years after an agreement with the... + continue reading

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Red Montgomery with Moses Cantrell, Major General Brown and Cole Cantrell at the VZC Veterans Memorial Day ceremony

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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VZC Commissioner Pct. 2 Virgil Melton welcomed guests to the Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony  Monday, May 29.A remembrance ceremony was held to remember and honor those who had... + continue reading

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06/24/2017
Replacing a generator at the Van Zandt County Jail and supplemental insurance for county employees were two main topics of discussion June 13 during a two-hour regular session of the VZC Commissioners Court.Commissioners discussed foregoing the bidding process or proposals... + continue reading
06/23/2017
Trinity Baptist Church is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at 1104 Goodnight Boulevard in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Jeremy Ogdie at 903-873-3270.For more stories... + continue reading

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Splash Kingdom Waterpark owners Johnny and Marcie Blevins stand with their son, Brett, in front of temporary buildings at Splash Kingdom.

06/12/2017
On April 28, a portion of the Splash Kingdom Waterpark was destroyed by an early morning fire. According to Splash Kingdom Owner Johnny Blevins, no official cause for the fire has been given after investigations from local and county fire officials. “The investigation is over,” said Blevins. “The fire officials investigated for two or three... + continue reading
06/11/2017
The proposed Hardman Watson Memorial Playground, honoring the lives of five locals who passed away in a tragic accident on their way to the vacation of a lifetime to Florida in November 2014.Wills Point primary school teacher Trudi Hardman, her husband Michael, who was employed at John F. Kennedy Elementary in Terrell at the time of the accident,... + continue reading

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Wills Point graduate Norma Cunigan won the discus with a throw of 53.92 meters at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Bradenton, Florida.

06/09/2017
Former Wills Point standout Norma Cunigan has not missed a beat since graduating to the collegiate ranks and West Texas A&M, following up a stellar multi-sport career locally with an impressive two-year run that now includes an individual national title as just a sophomore.Cunigan has been a major contributor for the Lady Buffs’ program since... + continue reading
05/31/2017
Pre-K – Byson Barrett, Zachary Schaphorst and Karson Bell.Kindergarten – Liam Buchanan (not present for picture), Judith Cervantes, Kennedy Cunigan, Melanie Egenbacher, Chelsea King, Logan Martin, Macaella McDaniel, Christopher Rogers and Nayeli Vargas.First Grade- Brady Cranfill, Leah Delgado, Lyla Hernandez, Jax King, Noah Leija, Case Lovell,... + continue reading
05/31/2017
Pre-KCarlo Arce, Dalton Moss, Maddison Cunigan, Jocelyn Atilano, Rafael Silva, Heriberto GodinaKindergartenDaisey Montano, Kaegen Gentry, Skyler Spencer, Landon Montoya, Chloe Dingledine, Brooklyn Horn, Issy Palos, Leyton McEnturff, Dylen RamirezFirst GradeKason Baker, Jocelyn Villagrana (not pictured), Mariana Lopez, Aaron Dias, Callie Dennis,... + 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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06/21/2017
Friday, June 16, 1961  An evening of wonderful fellowship was enjoyed at the reunion of the 1941 graduating class of Wills Point High School, Saturday, June 10, when members of that class met at... + continue reading
06/10/2017
Friday, June 9, 1961  Wills Point is getting ready for Western Week, June 12-17. Highlighting the week will be the rodeo set for June 15, 16, and 17. Getting things underway Thursday afternoon... + continue reading

Lifestyle

06/11/2017
Which is it "herb" or "erb"? Find out during the Van Zandt Library series "Culinary Herbs in your Garden and Diet" at 10 a.m.  June 15.The presentation will focus on the top common culinary... + continue reading
06/09/2017
The Van Zandt County Library is back in full swing for the summer. The new shelves have been installed and the air is electric with all the excitement. The Summer Reading Program will kick off about... + continue reading

TVEC presented a $3,000 check to the Friends of the Library.

03/22/17

From left to right,  Sherrie Archer, Carrie Woolverton, Matthew Lee and Britton Lee.

03/14/17