This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, November 25, 1960

   “When basketball workouts began Monday afternoon, 25 junior high boys reported. The eighth grade boys reporting were: Jack Lybrand, Mike Callahan, Gerald Hayden, Jimmy Lindsey, Vaughn Martin, Brad Ferrell, Bobby Roberts, Larry Webb, James Boxley and Jerry Truett. Seventh graders were: Ronnie Travis, Billy Morgan, Richard Davis, Roy Deen, Steve Steadham, David Laney, Tim Sockwell, David Teel, Gregg McKnight, Bruce Miracle, Chuck Allen, Randy Kerr, Wayne Langford, Jimmy Hay and Charles Cannefax.”

   “Gates have closed on Iron Bridge Dam and water will accumulate this winter, to form Lake Tawakoni on the site where a Caddo Indian Village once thrived. Carroll Swearingen, overseer of the Iron Bridge project for the Sabine River Authority, said the gates were closed for testing by engineers, and they will decide whether they are closed for good or will have to be opened again. Closing of the gates marks the end of nearly four years of work on the $19,000,000. project. The five-mile dam across the Sabine River will form a lake about a fourth the size of Texoma with a 200-mile shoreline and an area of 57 square miles. Engineers estimate it will take two years to fill with normal rainfall.” (See newspaper for complete article.)

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