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Friday, June 11, 2021 - 12:00am

Drivers entering and exiting the Wills Point High School campus from FM-2965 (also known as Wingo Way) will soon have a much smoother ride with a large-scale replacement project for the roadway behind Ken Autry Davis Field slated to start in the coming weeks. In a notice to the local community, WPISD Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Student Services Jeff Russell noted, “We are currently preparing to begin construction in June and are shooting for an Aug. 1 deadline for the completion of the project. We will be replacing the dilapidated asphalt road with a new concrete drive. This is a much needed improvement and we are looking forward to the upgrade this will bring to the area around the stadium.” Previous summers have seen the district replace the track, replace the football field, and do repair work on the press box. Photo by David Kapitan

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 12:00am

WPISD is proud to welcome Kate Keierleber to the Tiger Team. Keierleber currently serves as the Executive Director of the Forney ISD Education Foundation, and brings with her a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Tyler.

Sports

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point High School Athletic Department continued to provide opportunities for future Tiger athletic standouts and those just wishing to learn more about sports busy last week, hosting both its boys and girls basketball camps June 7-10.

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 12:00am

With the 2021 softball season officially in the books for all District 14-4A teams, coaches released their list of Superlative and All-District recognitions.

Columns

The U.S. Census Bureau has released is sub-county population estimates from April 2010 to July 2020. That includes population estimates for the 1,200 incorporated places in Texas.

Wins, wins and more wins. When I ask people who are the greatest coaches, I hear astonishing win-loss records. Or I hear about a coach who has been at a tradition-rich school.

Jun 11, 2021 - 00:00

As a young boy, I would ask my dad for permission for something I wanted. Sometimes the answer was “Yeah sure, that’ll work, go ahead.” But all too often the response I received was not exactly the answer of my dreams. Quite regularly it was “No” with a firmness in his voice that I dared not question or cross. Then there were the times when he would ponder briefly and say, “Mmm….maybe, let me think about it.” But way too often, he would turn to look at me with a sharp glint in his eye as he retorted, “I seriously doubt that’s ever gonna fly, son.”

Jun 11, 2021 - 00:00

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month®, and while we take steps to exercise and take care of our brains, we shouldn’t neglect the fact that caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia need some recognition too.

Obituaries

Jun 11, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral services for James “Jim” Robert Sharp, 89, of Edgewood, were held Thursday, June 3, 2021, at New Beginning Baptist Church in Edgewood. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.

Jun 11, 2021 - 00:00

A graveside service was held for Kenneth Randall Berry, 66, of Dallas, Texas on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Haven of Memories Cemetery with Bro. Steve Glosup officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home.

Jun 11, 2021 - 00:00

Private services for Patricia “Pat” Goggans, 66, of Edgewood, were held Tuesday June 8, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point. Burial followed at New Hope Cemetery.

Jun 4, 2021 - 00:00

Barbara Ann Reagan of Van Texas passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at the age of 50.