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Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00am

Electronic giant Samsung announced last week that it will build a new semiconductor manufacturing facility in the Central Texas town of Taylor, about 40 miles northeast of Austin. The $17 billion investment will be the largest foreign direct investment in Texas to date and brings the company’s total investment in the state to $35 billion.

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00am

Criminal District Attorney Tonda Curry announced that she will seek a second term in office.

Sports

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tiger basketball program had its hands full last week, returning from the Thanksgiving holiday with a road date against the Class 5A Corsicana Tigers.

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Lady Tigers wrapped up their pre-Thanksgiving schedule with games on back-to-back afternoons, tangling with Caddo Mills Nov. 22 and Scurry-Rosser Nov. 23.

Columns

Dec 3, 2021 - 00:00

In 2001, the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas junior college football bowl game began. This year features the Tyler Junior College Apaches and the regular season first place Kansas Jayhawk Conference Coffeyville Red Ravens, Saturday, Dec. 4, beginning at 4:05 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Commerce.

Dec 3, 2021 - 00:00

The purpose of a school board is to oversee and govern school districts. Board members are elected by the community and are responsible to represent the community in meetings and decision-making. Board members should have student achievement as their first and ultimate goal of serving as a trustee on a school board. With the increasing chaos surrounding school board meetings, student achievement is clearly not the priority.

Dec 3, 2021 - 00:00

Things have changed. Well, of course they have – everything changes. But I’m specifically talking about games – and not organized games, like football (although that has changed, too, as in the NFL making kickoffs kinder and gentler.) No, I mean more informal games. I’m thinking of one my big brother used to run during our church’s “Royal Rangers” (our denomination’s version of the Boy Scouts) meetings, when he was in charge of the older guys.

Nov 26, 2021 - 00:00

The kicker makes the field goal and the crowd roars. The punter booms a ball down the field and fans cheer. Fans cheer for great kickers and punters but how about the person snapping the ball to them?

Obituaries

Dec 3, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral services for Camila Denis Palomino Salinas, 4, of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, Nov. 24, at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Grand Saline. Burial followed at Small Cemetery. A rosary was held on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Camila passed away on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Dallas.

Dec 3, 2021 - 00:00

Joseph “Phillip” Lee, 66, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at his home in Edgewood.

Dec 3, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral services for Michael Charles Boggs, 82, of Edgewood, were held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at New Beginning Baptist Church in Edgewood. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Dec 3, 2021 - 00:00

Donald Joe Sturdevant, 72, of Wills Point, Texas, passed away on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Forney. Donald was born on Sept. 10, 1949, in Dallas, to the late Edgar and Ruby Sturdevant. He was raised in Dallas. Donald married the love of his life; his late wife, Susan Goss on April 8, 1972. He retired from Big D Quality Printing in 2012. Donald enjoyed fishing and had a fishing barge named Hobo.