This Week in Wills Point History...

Friday, November 18, 1960

  “Wills Point Tigers jelled into a solid team Friday night and beat Malakoff 52 to 6 at Malakoff. This victory gave the Tiger’s a co-championship for the district with Brownsboro. The district committee selected Wills Point to represent the district in the state play-offs. The Tigers had a 4 win, 1 loss record, and Brownsboro had a 3 win, 1 loss and 1 tie record.” (See newspaper for complete article.)

   “Maloof Manufacturing Company, whose products include women’s and children’s casual wear and maternity clothes, is now in it’s 20th year of successful operation. The company is owned by, E.S. Malouf, E.I. Malouf and Johnie Malouf. The latter is manager of the Wills Point plant. The local plant employs an average of seven men and 150 women. Prior to the recent move into a new building on the corner of N. Fifth and W. High Streets, the factory was located on N. Fourth Street in the James Building. The company rented additional space, in various other buildings for storage, cutting, packing, etc. In the new building, all operations are under one roof.”

   “Further action in the request of a four-lane divided highway 80 in Van Zandt county, was discussed Wednesday, Nov. 9, at a meeting held in the fellowship hall of Russell Memorial Methodist Church. Citizens representing Grand Saline, Edgewood and Wills Point as well as others in the county attended the meeting. The state highway commission has proposed a four-lane highway with a center four foot divider rather than the four-lane divided road requested by the Van Zandters.”

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