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Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00am

City leaders throughout the State of Texas found themselves in a holding pattern over the past three months, waiting to learn the full impact of COVID-19 as it relates to sales tax revenue collections and future budgeting from the office of Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00am

City workers embarked on phase two of their brick street repair project June 8, tackling sinking and buckling issues around the Rose Monument. The effort to repair the historic brick streets comes more than three months after workers fixed similar issues near the North Fourth Street-West James Street intersection in late February. Initial plans called for the second phase of repairs to begin earlier, but those plans were ultimately pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by David Kapitan

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00am

Wills Point Chief of Police Lonnie Carroll presented the Grand Champion Prize of the WPPD Back the Blue BBQ Cook-Off to Chicken Fried BBQ. Additional photos on 2A.Courtesy Photo

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00am

Think you have the stomach to win the first annual Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce (CTCC) Hot Dog Eating Contest? Would a grand prize of $500 give you a little motivation?

News

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00am

Wills Point ISD officials took to social media July 28, attempting to ease the concerns of parents and guardians about the upcoming school year via a Facebook live question and answer session.

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00am

Assistant Superintendent Jeff Russell and Custodial/Inventory Control Supervisor Brian Stokes stand between three pallets of personal protective equipment that was distributed to the district by the Texas Education Agency Aug. 3. The pallets include masks, gloves, face shields, thermometers and hand sanitizer that will be distributed to each campus prior to the start of in-person instruction.

Sports

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00am

The summer officially came to a close for student-athletes participating in cross country, tennis, football and volleyball last week with workouts for all four kicking off.

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 12:00am

For many years, I had access to hunt and fish on a couple hundred acres situated about three-quarters of a mile from my home. The place is an outdoor paradise, rough country with plenty of water and always an ample supply of wild hogs that I dearly love to hunt, butcher and turn into tasty meals. I lost access to my hog hunting paradise a year ago but fortunately one of my great friends has a place with even more porkers where I now hunt. I figured I had hunted my last ‘close to home’ porkers but recent developments might just prove otherwise!

Columns

Fall sport practices are beginning. Are the players ready? Is the team prepared to do what it takes to win the good fight?

Aug 7, 2020 - 00:00

Dr. Buck VanTrease is the Lead Veterinarian at Van Zandt Animal Care Center He can be contacted at 21449 U.S. Hwy 80, Wills Point, Texas 75169 or 903-873-4100

Aug 7, 2020 - 00:00

In July, First Husband and I had what you might call a red-letter day. We celebrated our wedding anniversary (wait for applause). Thank you! It’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 435 years, which is just an estimate. The actual number may be higher. Of course, the word “celebration” might be an overstatement…ordinarily, we would have had a nice dinner in a restaurant but since things are definitely not ordinary right now, we smiled and reminisced a little and hugged and went on with our lives.

Aug 7, 2020 - 00:00

The importance of showing compliance, respect and obedience to our parents, law enforcement and other authority in our lives is the message most responsible parents teach their children to help them succeed in school and life. The arrival of COVID19 and the myth or message of the necessity of wearing a mask has sparked an alarming wave of adult rebellion that countless children are watching. My question for the adults who vociferously defy the suggested mask rules is, is this the example you want to set for your children?

Obituaries

Aug 7, 2020 - 00:00

Funeral Services for Clifton Louis Daniels, 77, of Glen Allan, MS and formerly of Wills Point, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Lake Washington First Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy McLendon officiating. He passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at home with family.

Aug 7, 2020 - 00:00

Funeral services for Clyde Perkins, Jr., 87, of Mesquite, were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Sunnyvale Baptist Church. Burial was held at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas at 2:30 p.m. Services were under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Aug 7, 2020 - 00:00

Services for Jesse Odell Wilson, age 90, of Point, were held Wednesday, July 29, at 2:00 p.m. with a public visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 28 at the First Baptist Church of Point with Pastor Jimmy Jarrett officiating. Mr. Wilson passed away Sunday, July 26 in Point.

Aug 7, 2020 - 00:00

Private funeral services for Norma Jean Flowers, 85, of Dallas, were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial followed at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Dallas.