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Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00am

Local law enforcement officials survey the damage of a single-vehicle accident along FM 751 that occurred at approximately 5 p.m. Oct. 19. According to preliminary reports, the driver left the roadway before rolling his pickup truck through a barbed wire fence. The man was possibly ejected from the vehicle but was alert when paramedics and officers arrived on scene. The driver was subsequently transported to an area hospital in unknown condition, and the accident was still under review as of press time.

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00am

The Wills Point City Council tackled an agenda heavy on items directly related to the city’s police department Oct. 13, greenlighting multiple requests to use grant funding for additional resources.

Sports

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tigers will have their hands full over the course of the next 16 days, playing a district gauntlet that’s set to include Farmersville, Sunnyvale, Caddo Mills and Nevada Community for a chance to compete in this year’s 4A playoffs.

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:00am

Fall athletics and other extracurricular activities at the high school campus were abruptly put on hold last week with district officials announcing that multiple confirmed positive tests had been reported.

Columns

The inaugural VZC Veterans Memorial Military Show drew large crowds as veteran support Groups from North and East Texas shared Jeeps, ambulances, military gear and unmanned drones dating back to the 1950s.

A friend emails a daily devotional to an educator membership group all over the state. His group is called Educators Christian Fellowship. For likeminded educators and friends, this daily devotional encourages teachers, administrators, and staff throughout the week. God is present in the classroom through the acts and deeds of educators every day.

Oct 23, 2020 - 00:00

A theme that (hopefully) becomes clear after reading a few of my articles is gratitude. I’ve thanked most folks who were big influences in my life, like my Papa, my Mom, my wife, Jocelyn, my wonderful church and others who befriended me when I was new to East Texas and knew no one here. But I’ve been thinking recently of folks I never got a chance to thank.

Oct 23, 2020 - 00:00

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Obituaries

Oct 23, 2020 - 00:00

Memorial services for Aletha “Diane” Fink, 63, of Grand Saline, were held Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Caney Creek Cowboy Church, 1144 VZCR 1806, Grand Saline, TX 75140. Services are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Senior Citizens Center, at 200 W. Groves Street, in Canton. The meeting is open to the public..

Oct 16, 2020 - 00:00

Memorial services for Darryl Nelson Stone are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Nederland.

Oct 16, 2020 - 00:00

Mary Catherine Maurer Hobin, 91, joined her beloved husband, William Frank Hobin Sr., in heaven Oct. 4, 2020. Interment was in Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas.