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10 states join Texas AG in lawsuit over school bathrooms

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on May 25 filed a lawsuit against the heads of the federal Department of Education, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Equal Opportunity Commission and other entities for issuing directives that would require public schools to open up restrooms and locker rooms to both sexes. 

Joining Texas in the lawsuit are the states of Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Plaintiffs also include a diverse coalition of top state officials and local school districts, including the Harrold (Texas) Independent School District.

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Jun

This week in Wills Point History Friday, June 3,1960

The Wills Point Library opened as scheduled Wednesday, June 1, with Hugh Scott, 13-year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. John Scott, checking out the first book. An excellent selection of books, are available to the reading public Dr. J.W. Bettis, president of the Library Association stated. The bookshelves hold more than 1,000 books on religion, fiction and reference. Office hours will be each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 5 o’clock. Mrs. W.H. Wingo, Jr. is the librarian. The public is urged to attend the open house planned on Sunday afternoon, June 12.

Pay N Save Super Market in Wills Point has announced the inauguration of the issuance of S&H green stamps as a bonus to shoppers at their store located on the corner of James and Fourth.

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May

This week in Wills Point History Friday, May 20, 1960

Groundwork began this week on the new general marketing and manufacturing center to be constructed in Wills Point. Leslie M. James is the contractor. Plans call for the 115 x 275 foot structure to be brick backed up with lightweight concrete blocks. The building is to be located at the corner of High and Fifth Streets, facing south on High street. Completion date is set for sometime in October, Mr. James stated.

Preliminary and unofficial federal census returns released this week gave Wills Point a current population of 2,261. This represents an increase of 231 in the past ten years since the 1950 census count was given at 2030. The 1960 population given for Van Zandt County was 18,461, showing a big decline since the 1950 census. (See newspaper for complete article.)

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This week in Wills Point History Friday, May 13, 1960

There was a light turnout for the primary election held Saturday throughout Van Zandt County. Approximately 3,224 votes were cast. Van Zandt’s voting strength is approximately 3,855. Van Zandt county voting was consistent with voting throughout the state. Governor Price Daniel carried Van Zandt county 2,013 to his opponent Jack Cox’s 1,159. In the only contested county-wide race incumbent Sheriff J.W. Burnett polled 73 per cent of the votes to win re-election to a second term. Burnett carried 31 of the 32 boxes. His opponent John T. Trant of Van carried the Edgewood box.

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May

This week in Wills Point History Friday, April 29, 1960

The May 6, 1960, issue of the Wills Point Chronicle is not available on microfilm. This week additional items from the April 29, 1960 issue, is being substituted in lieu of the May 6, 1960, issue.

Denton. -Troy D. Roberts, teacher in the Wills Point Independent School District, has been awarded a grant for study in a summer institute for high school science and mathematics teachers at North Texas State College. He will be enrolled in the physics program, Dr. Robert C. Sherman, institute director, announced.

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May

This week in Wills Point History Friday, April 29, 1960

Coach Jerry Fausett and Douglass Lindsey attended a meeting in Canton Wednesday night to begin plans for a county-wide baseball league in connection with the summer recreation program.  Six teams were entered in the competition, one Pee Wee League team, two Little League teams, two Pony League teams and one Babe Ruth team. Play will get underway the first week of June and end the latter part of July.

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This week in Wills Point History Friday, April 22, 1960

A two-night short course on cotton will be held at the Wills Point high school auditorium Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26 and 27, beginning at 7:30 each night, according to an announcement made this week by Todd W. Berry, county agent. Major cotton insects identification, life history and control, and chemical control of weeds will be the major points discussed. The meetings are being sponsored by the county entomology committee and the agriculture committee of the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce. Members of the county entomology committee are: Forest Bailey of Grand Saline, Bill Pickens of Edgewood and Charles Curtis of Wills Point. Jack Lester is chairman of the agricultural committee of the chamber of commerce.

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Apr

This week in Wills Point History Friday, April 15, 1960

At a meeting of the Wills Point Public Library Board of Directors Tuesday night, the location was changed to an upstairs office in the Campbell building across the hall from the office of Dr. J.W. Bettis.  Dr. Bettis, who serves as president of the association, stated that the date of the opening is still June 1. We’re still running a little behind the number of books we hoped to have by this time and would appreciate getting any books in as soon as possible. One hundred and twenty three books were donated last week to the library. Those making book contributions were Mrs. Laura Adams, James Brockman, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Rose and the estate of Mrs. Ellis Campbell. Dr. Bettis asked if anyone has books to donate please call the chamber of commerce office at 54 so they may be picked up or leave them at the office.

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Apr

This week in Wills Point History Friday, April 8, 1960

M.K. Hallman and Jack E. Deen were re-elected to serve another term of three years as school trustees in the election Saturday, April 2. Mr. Hallman and Mr. Deen begin their new terms Monday night, April 11, when the board meets.

The city council of Wills Point this week, posted a reward of $100 for the apprehension of and upon conviction of anyone found maliciously destroying city property. Recently signs at the city limits of Wills Point have been pushed over by automobiles, the council said. And several months ago the rubber stop signs in the center of the downtown streets were cut off at the base near the concrete mounting.

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Apr

This week in Wills Point History Friday, April 1, 1960

Plans for a public library in Wills Point are well underway and the opening date has been set for June 1, according to Dr. J.W. Bettis, president of the newly organized Wills Point Library Association. This project is being, sponsored by the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday Book Club and the Business and Professional Women’s Club. Each organization is, represented by two directors on the association board. Dr. Bettis and Blant Castleberry representing the chamber, Mrs. D.L. Bateman, and Mrs. W.H. Wingo, Jr., are from the Wednesday Book Club and representing BP&W club is Mrs. Scott.  The library will be located in the Wills Cabin. (See newspaper for complete article.)

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