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Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point ISD Board of Trustees covered familiar ground at its monthly meeting on Monday night, discussing the need to develop short-and long-term plans to deal with the surge of new students to the district.

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00am

Above, WPISD officials bestowed the title of Honorary Homecoming Queen to Mrs. Alma Fay Vick Hargrove prior to the football team’s game against the visiting Nevada Community Braves Oct. 8. Mrs. Hargrove, who recently celebrated her 102nd birthday, is a member of the WPHS Class of 1936 and the oldest living WPHS graduate. Right, Emily Cockerham was crowned the 2021 WPHS Homecoming Queen at halftime of Wills Point’s game against the Nevada Community Braves Oct. 8. The Braves would pick up the win in the contest, downing Wills Point 41-7 at Ken Autry Davis Field.

Sports

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00am

Tiger players run out of the inflatable tunnel and onto the field prior to play against the visiting Nevada Community Braves Oct. 8. The Tigers will face the Quinlan Ford Panthers tonight, (Oct. 15.) in Quinlan.

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tigers tennis program has been well tested this season, routinely clashing with larger programs throughout the fall. That experienced proved invaluable last week as the Tiger tennis program outdueled Lindale 11-8 to claim the district crown.

Columns

I have had several parents of high school players reach out to me in the last month complaining about abusive coaches. Coaches putting down their players in front of others. Not just correcting but ridiculing the players.

Oct 1, 2021 - 00:00

Religion. Being good enough for God to accept us. Many do turn to religion…trying to always behave and say the perfect things, so that hopefully, their holy God will be obliged to help them handle the fears and horrible problems in life. But down deep, each of us know ourselves well enough to have to admit, “Being perfect all the time - that just ain’t possible!”

Oct 1, 2021 - 00:00

I’ve mentioned previously about working a block away from Neiman-Marcus in Dallas some years ago. Believe me, there was no better way to spend a lunch hour. Always, when I walked into that store, I was taken by the cool air, the marble floors and the hushed conversations of others. The fact that there were no price tags on anything impressed me too. I guess they figured if you had to ask the price of something, you couldn’t afford it.

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

Tom and Katie were in love. After two years of courting, Tom finally worked up his courage to pop the question. No, not the “Will you marry me?” to Katie. The real question back in those years was the one asked of the bride’s father, “Do I have your permission to ask your daughter to marry me?”

Obituaries

Oct 15, 2021 - 00:00

Lonnie Gene Garner, 59, of Grand Saline, passed away on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Tyler.

Oct 15, 2021 - 00:00

James Michael Whitaker, 61, of Wills Point, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. James was born on August

Oct 15, 2021 - 00:00

A celebration of life for Lucy Harmon Baker, 82, of Richardson, is scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Hiett’s Lybrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Lucy Crawford Harmon was born Oct. 28, 1938,

Oct 15, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral services for Jimmy Lee Martinez, 45, of Terrell, were held Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point. Services were under the direction of Hiett’s Ly- Brand Funeral Home. Jimmy passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 5,