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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.

 

Thu
30
Aug

Council issues Chamber Day proclamation

The Wills Point City Council held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Aug. 14, moving forward with an agenda that included items ranging from public recognitions to general bookkeeping items. 

Business for the council opened with a pair of public hearing on rezoning requests and public recognition before moving to the action items portion of its agenda to issue a proclamation declaring Sept. 13, 2018 Chamber Day in the city of Wills Point.

Tue
14
Aug

Band program kicks off 2018-’19 school year

Photo by David Kapitan

The Wills Point Tiger Band was given a small reprieve from the recent run of triple degree temperatures for their first days of full band practices outside, kicking off 2.5 weeks of pre-school year work July 30. The first days of the practices included a heavy focus on marching fundamentals, and getting students back in shape for the 2018-’19 school year.

 

 

The Tiger Band has been a model of consistency over the past two decades, earning 19 consecutive Sweepstakes Awards and seven consecutive appearances in the UIL State Marching Band Contest entering the 2018-’19 school year.

The band program will look to keep each streak alive during the upcoming school year, beginning full band rehearsals July 30 with a new head band director for the first time in more than two decades.

Tue
14
Aug

Volleyball teams begin two-a-days

Photo by David Kapitan

The Wills Point Lady Tigers will look to extend their streak of consecutive playoff appearances to a county-best seven seasons in 2018.

Van Zandt County volleyball and volleyball programs joined teams statewide last week, officially kicking off the rust from the long offseason with their first two-a-day workouts of the year.

Tiger athletic teams enjoyed a stellar 2017 with the volleyball program putting together its deepest playoff run in more than a decade by reaching the Regional Quarterfinal round and the football program claiming its second consecutive district championship en route to the bi-district round of the playoffs.

Lady Tigers

Tue
14
Aug

Rolling Oaks firefighters serve as instructors

 

Chief Perry Debord and Assistant Chief Robert Noah of the Rolling Oaks Volunteer Fire Department were among a select group of guest instructors at the TEEX Municipal Fire School held July 22-27.

Both are instructors for Firefighter V which is the most advanced level of live fire training TEEX offers. 

The week-long school is held at the world-renowned Brayton Fire Training Field on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. 

Tue
14
Aug

Intoxicated driver sparks numerous grass fires

Photo by Nick Gibbons
Multiple grass fires sparked by a suspected drunk driver burned more than 7 acres along FM-47 Aug. 4, a day after a tractor set off a fire than burned more than 10 acres.

 

 

 

Fire fighters from departments around the area had their hands full Aug. 4, tangling with a series of grass fires along FM-47 from the Stonepoint Church campus to just north of Interstate 20 set off by a suspected drunk driver.

Thu
14
Jun

Technology allowing Darling to continue studies

Courtesy photo

Despite being home due to Cystinosis, Wills Point Middle School sixth grader Jordan Darling has been able to keep up with his classroom studies through the aid of Region 10’s Reggie’s Robots Program.

Excitement was in the air at Wills Point Middle School as a robot traveled the hallways. Remote technology is allowing Jordan Darling to attend his 6th grade classes at Wills Point Middle School.

Tue
01
May

2018 Bluebird Festival

A group of kids designs and paints rocks at the Wills Point TX. Rocks both set up on the historic brick streets.

Tue
01
May

WPMC releases latest warrant list

 

 

The Wills Point Municipal Court released its most recent warrant list April 25, continuing its long running effort to reduce and clear the number of outstanding warrants and monies owed off its books.

Names and dollar totals owed include:

Tue
01
May

Early voting off to slow start

 

 

Election time has come again locally, with registered voters living within the boundaries of the Wills Point ISD able to cast their ballots to fill three places on the district’s board of trustees.

Early voting numbers after two days of voting (which began April 23) show that 83 ballots have been cast.

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