News

Fri
16
Oct

New newspaper deadlines announced

The Wills Point Chronicle has new deadlines.

Deadline for all articles, photographs, display advertising and classified ads for the coming week’s issue is now 5 p.m. Monday.

For questions, call 903-567-4000.

To send news and information, email local@vanzandtnews.com.

For questions about display advertising, call 903-873-2525 and ask for Glenn McNeill Jr.

For questions about classified ads, email classifieds@vanzandtnews.com.

 

Wed
24
Oct

Declarations highlight monthly agenda

 

 

 

The Wills Point City Council held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Oct. 9, discussing a series of bookkeeping items that included a series of declarations as well updates and revisions to current policies.

Following the public comment and recognitions portion of the agenda, council members heard and approved three consecutive proclamations including declaring Oct. 13 Aviation Day at Van Zandt County Regional Airport, Nov. 5-9 Municipal Court Week and Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day.

Wed
24
Oct

Bookmobile to latest journey

The Wills Point ISD Bookmobile has become a staple of the local community during the summer months, traveling to various locations to keep kids engaged with reading and learning. Those efforts will be expanded beginning Oct. 25 with the Bookmobile setting up at the Deen Building to serve as a mobile library and place with computer access for the community.

 

 

The WPISD Bookmobile is excited to announce that it will offer new opportunities starting Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The bookmobile will be set up in the parking lot of the Russell United Methodist Church’s Deen Building parking lot, on the corner of 4th Street (47 South) and Orville Street, from 9-11 a.m. every Thursday.

Wed
24
Oct

TWDB approves $4.5 million for water system improvements

 

 

The Texas Water Development Board announced Oct. 16 that it has approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $4.5 million from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the city of Wills Point.

The city will use the assistance to finance the planning, design, and construction costs associated with water system improvement projects.

The city could save approximately $673,000 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

Wed
24
Oct

Baked potato luncheon scheduled

 

 

The Wills Point Pilot Club will be hosting one of its signature events Oct. 29, inviting the community for its annual Baked Potato Luncheon event at the Wills Point Community Center from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Entry to the lunch, which includes a baked potato with your choice of fixings, including taco, queso, pulled pork, chili, Santa Fe, broccoli cheese or standard, as well as a drink and homemade desert, will cost just $7.50 each. Tables of eight will also be available for $50.

Wed
24
Oct

Weather leads to Fly-In’s cancellation


Entering last week organizers behind the annual Van Zandt County Regional Airport Fly-In and Open House were cautiously optimistic, hoping that Mother Nature would cooperate in the form of comfortable temperatures and dry weather Oct. 13.

That optimism turned to disappointment mid-week as the initially forecast changed dramatically to include an increased chance of heavy rain and potentially dangerous storms heading into the weekend.

Mon
24
Sep

Accident

Photos by Nick Gibbons

Mon
24
Sep

How to combat army worms

 

Well I have had phone calls from all areas in the county regarding Fall Army worms.    I realize for some of you, this may be the second time you have had to spray this season for Army worms.

 

I wanted to take this opportunity to share some information about army worms and their control.

 

Mon
24
Sep

National Night Out set for Oct. 2

The Wills Point Municipal Court and the Wills Point Police Department are proud to announce a National Night Out gathering Oct. 2 from 5-8 p.m. in the grassy area across from City Hall located at 120 N. 5th Street.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes the collaborative efforts of courts, city governments, and residents to make Wills Point a safer place to live.

Mon
24
Sep

Suspect arrested on burglary charges

 

 

On Sept. 12, the Wills Point Police Department was dispatched to 301 Corky Boyd Avenue in reference to a possible burglary of a building. Upon arrival, officers determined that several storage units had been burglarized and numerous items were stolen.

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