The city of Wills Point, represented by Mayor Mark Turner and City Administrator Pam Pearson, accepted a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Sabine River Authority of Texas Feb. 21. The grant funds will be be used to repair or reconstruct the main water transmission line from the city’s Lake Tawakoni pump station and install a variable frequency drive on the pump to reduce the force on the line and fittings on startup.

Monday, March 5, 2018
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 The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) was pleased to award the city of Wills Point a Community Assistance Program Grant on Feb. 21 as part of SRA’s Fiscal Year 2018 Economic Development... + continue reading
Monday, March 5, 2018
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 The Wills Point High School Spanish Club went to the Mesquite Arts Center to watch two dance programs performed by the Hispanic Flamenco Ballet Feb. 20. The ballet travels all over the country... + continue reading
Monday, March 5, 2018
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  Wills Point water customers were put into a frustrating position for the second time in as many weeks Feb. 23 with issues caused by a catastrophic failure at the city's Lake Tawakoni Pump... + continue reading

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Precinct 3 Commissioner Keith Pearson hosted a ‘State of the Precinct’ meeting at the Wills Point Community Center Feb. 22, speaking with area residents about work completed locally in 2017, and goals for 2018.

Monday, March 5, 2018
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   Van Zandt County Precinct 3 Commissioner Keith Pearson welcomed area residents to the Wills Point Community Center Feb. 22, hosting an informal “State of the Precinct” meeting to... + continue reading
Monday, February 26, 2018
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Work crews from Union Pacific have been busy in recent weeks around the Wills Point area, replacing portions of track throughout the city at the Ash Lane, Mary Street and Fifth Street crossings.... + continue reading

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03/05/2018
 District 13-4A girls basketball coaches held their yearly postseason meeting last week, wrapping up the final piece of business for the 2017-'18 season by selecting Superlative and All-District honorees. Not surprisingly Canton, the runaway winner of District 13-4A... + continue reading
02/26/2018
 Vocational agriculture students in Wills Point High School will join Future Farmers of America members throughout the nation in activities to focus attention on the importance of agriculture during national FFA Week, Feb. 17-24. (See newspaper for complete article.)... + continue reading

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Members of the Wills Point ISD Education Foundation presented the WPISD Board of Trustees a check totaling $13,061.50 to be used for Innovative Teacher Grants. The grants will be presented to district teachers by the education foundation throughout the morning Feb. 23.

02/26/2018
   The Wills Point ISD Board of Trustees tackled an agenda heavy on reports and updates this week, hearing from administrators regarding a potential contract with Engage 2 Learn to help train the district’s instructional coaches as well as a series of maintenance projects necessary at the middle school campus in the near future.WPHS... + continue reading
02/06/2018
Travels along the historic brick streets in downtown Wills Point became a little easier last week as the city of Wills Point’s public works department moved forward with a maintenance project to smooth the roadway. Public works employees removed bricks from some of the worst areas of on N. Fourth and W. James St. Jan. 24-26, leveling the ground... + continue reading
11/29/2017
The Wills Point Fire Department found itself back to a familiar mantra this week, once againadvising county residents to exercise caution if they are planning on burning brush or working with mechanical equipment outdoors.The renewed call for vigilance was sounded by the department earlier this week after an increase in service calls for fires,... + continue reading
11/29/2017
Organizers behind some of the biggest holiday events of the season are working hard this week, looking to put the finishing touches on this year’s installment of local Christmas staples.This year’s holiday events, scheduled for Dec. 9, will also include something new for local residents with the Wills Point Historical Society scheduled to host a... + continue reading
11/06/2017
Jane Butler, dressed as a little old lady, was one of 27 entrants into the 0-3 age group at the BOO on the Bricks Costume Contest.For more photos, subscribe to the Wills Point Chronicle or pick up a copy from one of our vendors. + continue reading

Sports

03/05/2018
 District 13-4A girls basketball coaches held their yearly postseason meeting last week, wrapping up the final piece of business for the 2017-'18 season by selecting Superlative and All-District... + continue reading
02/26/2018
  Wills Point Tiger boys and girls powerlifters traveled to Commerce Feb. 16-17 to compete in this year's Raising the Bar Invitational. Each team performed well at the event with the... + continue reading

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03/05/2018
 March 4 through 8, attention is focused on Texas public schools, as once again it is Public Schools Week in Texas.  As parents and citizens, all people in the area are invited to visit the... + continue reading
11/29/2017
Friday, December 1, 1961Despite the rain and cold weather last Wednesday a good crowd turned out for the first of the two giant give-away drawings sponsored by the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce and... + continue reading

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02/26/2018
 Vocational agriculture students in Wills Point High School will join Future Farmers of America members throughout the nation in activities to focus attention on the importance of agriculture... + continue reading
02/26/2018
 Organizers behind the construction of the Hardman-Watson Memorial Playground entered last week hoping that Mother Nature would hold off on rainy conditions to allow for a planned 11th birthday... + continue reading