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Fri
08
May

Slow early voting period wraps up

By David Kapitan

Staff Writer

 

Potential voters will have one final chance to cast their ballots after early voting wrapped on May 5. Items up for a vote include three seats on the Wills Point City Council, three seats on the Wills Point ISD Board of Trustees, and two propositions.

The first of two propositions would pave the way for the construction of a three-story Best Western Plus Hotel in Wills Point and the second would establish an Emergency Services District that encompasses the city and outlying areas.

Wills Point City Council

In the Wills Point City Council election, local voters will elect three council seats, including seats currently held by Kyle Anderson and Oscar Rogers and the expiring seat of former council member Sherry Bailey Walker.

Fri
08
May

Turner recounts GFA trip to India

Wills Point Mayor Mark Turner recently traveled to India with the Gospel for Asia organization.

Gospel for Asia relocated from the Carrollton area and has established its worldwide base of operation to just outside of the Wills Point area.

Turner and a group of about two dozen pastors spent two weeks in India, seeing the work being done by GFA that country.

At the request of the Chronicle, Turner recounted the time spent with GFA and their efforts overseas.

Fri
08
May

Man arrested following incident at festival

The Wills Point community came out in droves April 25, crowding the downtown streets for the 22nd annual Bluebird Festival.

Even with the heavier traffic flow and bustle of activity surrounding the event, the Wills Point Police Department reported this week that only one incident requiring any type of assistance was reported throughout the day.

According to the WPPD, officers were contacted at approximately 4:45 p.m. after a suspect, later identified as 60-year old Billy Earl Wood of Terrell, drove around barricades erected on N. Fourth Street to park at his business.

Wood allegedly entered his business in the 200 block, gathered some items and returned to his 1999 Chevrolet Suburban with the intent of pulling out and leaving the festival area.

Fri
08
May

Moore trial gets underway in Canton

 

By David Kapitan

Staff Writer

 

The murder trial of Michael Vincent Moore officially got underway at the Van Zandt County courthouse in Canton on Monday morning, with jury selection taking most of the day before opening statements and the first round of witnesses was called on Tuesday.

Moore was arrested back on May 6, 2013, in connection with the murder of his then 16-year old niece, Alicia Chanta Moore.

Alicia Moore, a Greenville High School student, was last seen alive while getting off a Greenville ISD school bus near her home on Nov. 2, 2012.

Four days later, on Nov. 6, 2012, Texas Department of Transportation employees working along the Magbee Creek area on Farm-to-Market 47, about four miles out of the Wills Point city limits, contacted authorities after finding a wicker trunk containing a body.

Thu
07
May

Slow early voting period wraps up

By David Kapitan
Potential voters will have one f nal chance to cast their ballots after early voting wrapped on May 5. Items up for a vote include three seats on the Wills Point City Council, three seats on the Wills Point ISD Board of Trustees, and two propositions.
 
Thu
07
May

‘Sport of Kings’ demonstration at Lakeside Baptist Church

Lakeside Baptist Church will host a free falconry demonstration and a pancake breakfast from 9 to  10 a.m. May 9 at the church. The presentation will be by Master Falconer and birds of prey expert Danny Pickens. “All are invited to attend this exciting demonstration as he shared his passion of the 4,000-year-old sport of kings,” organizers said. Lakeside Baptist Church is located at 1291 Old Kaufman Rd.
 
Thu
07
May

Turner recounts GFA trip to India

Gospel for Asia relocated from the Carrollton area and has established its worldwide base of operation to just outside of the Wills Point area. Turner and a group of about two dozen pastors spent two weeks in India, seeing the work being done by GFA that country. At the request of the Chronicle, Turner recounted the time spent with GFA and their efforts overseas.
 
Thu
07
May

Moore trial begins in Canton

By David Kapitan
murder trial of Michael Vincent Moore off cially got underway at the Van Zandt County courthouse in Canton on Monday morning, with jury selection taking most of the day before opening statements 
and the f rst round of witnesses was called on Tuesday.
 

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