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Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:00am

The coaching carousel came to a stop for Wills Point May 20 with the district officially announcing the hiring of Tommy Poynter to fill the athletic director/head football coaching position vacated by Greg Cranfill late last month.

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:00am

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) released requirements and guidelines for its member schools to begin limited UIL summer strength and conditioning and marching band practice starting June 8, 2020 as restrictions due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic begin to be lifted across the state of Texas.

Sports

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:00am

The 2020 baseball season ended almost as soon as it began with teams hitting the diamond less than a dozen times and well before the start of district play due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent decisions by the UIL.

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 12:00am
MVP

The Wills Point Athletic Booster Club ensured that student-athletes that participated in spring activities would be properly recognized for their accomplishments by posting pictures of each award winner online. Josh Etheridge was MVP of track.

Columns

May 15, 2020 - 00:00

Here’s another fun recipe from our dear friend Nadine. I say “our friend” because you are free to like her too, which you would if you could meet her. Nadine has sent me several of her best recipes and this one looks like it’s delicious – so let’s try it together, shall we? Let me know how yours goes.

May 15, 2020 - 00:00

Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation naming May as Older Texans Month.

AUSTIN — Texas, along with the rest of the nation and the world, continued to battle the COVID-19 pandemic last week as cases and deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus increased.

Speaker Pelosi has designated the House of Representatives an unessential business. With our country in the midst of the worst public health and economic crisis in a century, she has refused to call the chamber to order.

Obituaries

May 29, 2020 - 00:00

Mary Beth Earl, 39, Wills Point, passed away May 9, 2020, in Tyler. She was born Oct. 13, 1980, in Grand Saline to Clarence and Esther Earl.

May 29, 2020 - 00:00

Carolyn Wingo Joyce, 85, died May 21, 2020, welcomed into Jesus’ loving arms.

May 22, 2020 - 00:00

Graveside services for Billy Wayne Perry, 68, of Edgewood, were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Small Cemetery, just north of Edgewood. Services were under direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.

May 22, 2020 - 00:00

Kattye Ebarb, 68, of Garland, passed away May 11, 2020, at Medical City Plano.