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Friday, January 15, 2021 - 12:00am

I often get a kick out of ‘fooling’ some of my guests in hunting camps by cooking wild pork in conventional ways that venison is prepared and watching them brag on how good that venison tastes. Some of these are the same folks that swear that wild hogs are not ‘fitten’ to eat!

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point ISD covered familiar ground at its first meeting of 2021 this week, receiving an update on both distance learning and potential options for the 2021-’22 school calendar.

Sports

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tigers hit the ground running last week, kicking off District 14-4A play with games against the Mabank Panthers Jan. 5 and Brownsboro Bears Jan. 8.

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Lady Tigers and Mabank Lady Panthers met on the hardwood Jan. 5, dueling back and forth in a game marked by wild momentum swings for each side.

Columns

The 87th session of the Texas Legislature opened Tuesday with COVID-19 encompassing every aspect of what the lawmakers do, according to new House Speaker Dade Phelan.

Jan 8, 2021 - 00:00

The City of Austin and Travis County tried to impose New Year’s weekend restrictions on restaurants, but Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gov. Abbott won the final round of a legal battle.

Jan 8, 2021 - 00:00

That’s the word that I think describes the events of 2020. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing this time last year? I don’t think we could have imagined how last year could have unfolded.

Jan 8, 2021 - 00:00

Our family didn’t have money to spare when I was little. Papa pastored a small country church, and his salary didn’t go far when providing for four kids. There weren’t many programs we could tune in on our little black and white TV set, so indoor entertainment meant board games – especially Monopoly®. I learned to play early, but I wasn’t very competitive. I lacked the killer instinct my big brother, Kevin, had.

Obituaries

Jan 15, 2021 - 00:00

Inez Dale, 77, died on Dec. 28, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, due to non-COVID related respiratory failure. She lived in Canton and Fruitvale since 1986 with her husband, Dick Dale, who preceded her in death in 2010. For nearly 20 years, she served diligently as the primary caregiver at the Van Zandt County Children’s Shelter and is survived by countless foster youth and their families.

Jan 15, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral services for Rita Joyce Bailey, 80, of Wills Point, were held Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Jan 8, 2021 - 00:00

A drive through visitation for James Stephen “Steve” Plunk, 49, of Wills Point, was held Saturday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. The family asked that visitors please remain in their vehicles. The family did not have a register book to sign, but instead asked that you post memories, pictures, and condolences to the online tribute page. A special playlist of Steve’s favorite songs is available on Spotify with the title “Steve Plunk Memorial” to play during the visitation or anytime thereafter.

Jan 1, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral services for May Bell Hindman Robertson, of Edgewood, were held Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Edgewood.