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Thu
14
Jun

This Week in Wills Point History Friday, May 3, 1968

 

Three high school boys will represent Wills Point at the 1968 session of Texas American Legion Boys State, Commander Wayne Rohus of Sam Russell Post No. 303 of the American Legion announced today. Robert Hindman, Buddy Sledge, and Herschel LyBrand will participate in this annual American Legion workshop in the organization and operation of state and local governments. The 1968 Boys State will be in session from June 8 to June 15, at the University of Texas, Austin, Commander Rohus said. (See newspaper for complete article and pictures.)

 

Tue
01
May

Wills Point History Friday, March 29, 1968  

 

 

 

Tue
01
May

This Week in Wills Point History Friday, April 26, 1968

 

Ole! Ole! Fiesta time is drawing near. May 3 is the date and Wills Point the place for having fun at the Spring Fiesta. The Chamber of Commerce has announced that they have secured the services of the Alonzo Stanley’s Mariachi Trio, who normally play at Six Flags Over Texas, to appear at the Spring Festival, to be held on the streets of Wills Point, and will wander the streets   lending a bit of authenticity to the gala celebration. Mrs. Clyde Wharton and Mrs. Roy Coomer are in charge of the food and concessions. Mrs. G.O. Barrentine is the ticket sales chairman and the publicity chairman is Mrs. Jim Longacre.

 

Mon
05
Mar

Fifty Years Ago Friday, March 1, 1968 Wills Point Chronicle

 

March 4 through 8, attention is focused on Texas public schools, as once again it is Public Schools Week in Texas.  As parents and citizens, all people in the area are invited to visit the classrooms and see what the teachers and children are doing in the school room.  This week-long observance will be highlighted in the local school by open house on Thursday evening, March 7. A chili supper, sponsored by P.T.C. will be held in the cafeteria on the night of open house.

 

Wed
29
Nov

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, December 1, 1961

Despite the rain and cold weather last Wednesday a good crowd turned out for the first of the two giant give-away drawings sponsored by the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce and sixty participating members. Thirty people went home with dressed turkeys weighing approximately 10 to 14 pounds each. The next give-away is planned for Saturday, December 9.

Wills Point eighth grade cagers defeated Kaufman in a game here Monday night 60 to 5. Ronnie Travis was high for the game with 12 points, followed by R. Davis and C. Cannefax with 8 each. Following the eighth grade game the two freshman teams battled to a 53-11 victory for the local crew. High scorer was Lybrand with 22 points trailed by Hayden and L.W. Smith with 14 each.

Mon
30
Oct

This Week in Wills Point History

The fourth annual Firemen’s Halloween Carnival will be staged downtown Monday night, October 30, and the chili supper will be held at the school cafeteria. Tickets went on sale last week, and may be purchased from firemen, Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce directors. Carnival activities will begin in the section marked off downtown on Fourth Street from Commerce to James Street around 6 o’clock. Booths to be set up will be balloon dart throw, fun house, baseball throw, fishing booth, and fire truck rides.

Wills Point Tigers face their toughest foe tonight when they journey to Brownsboro to take on the undefeated Bears. Game time is 7:45 o’clock. Probable starters for the Tigers are Jack Lybrand, quarter-back; James McFarland, full back; Donnie Davis and Sammy Gunter, halfbacks; Johnny Hargrove, left end; Bobby Pirtle, left tackle; Bobby King, left guard; Bobby Bridwell, center; Tommy Russell, right guard; Butch Marlow, right tackle; and Jerry Hallman, right end.

Mon
23
Oct

VZC wraps fiscal year

Well, we’ve made it through the fiscal year but not in really good shape. Road and Bridge (R&B) is in good shape but the general fund is suffering a little.

The county tax revenue for fiscal year 2017-‘18 with the 2017 rate of .585847 is projected to increase by $999,952.

This increase is just under the 8 percent that would trigger the rollback process. Of the $999,952, $145,076 will go to debt service and $159,820 will go to the special R&B tax.

This leaves $695,056 going to maintenance and operation. Of that, approximately 20 percent goes to R&B. This puts approximately $556,044 going to the general fund.

The only problem is the general fund expenses for fiscal year 2017-‘18 are projected to increase by $630,044. That puts the general fund $74,000 short.

Mon
23
Oct

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, October 20, 1961

Homecoming has been set for Wills Point high school for Saturday night, Oct. 31. All students, ex-students, and students from Edgewood are cordially invited to the reception following the Wills Point-Edgewood football game. During the half time activities, the football sweetheart, chosen by members of the football squad, will be crowned. Runners-up will also be recognized. The reception will be held in the gymnasium following the game. Dancing to records and games are planned for the reception. Committees have been named by the student council, which is sponsoring the homecoming activities. Cathie Mullin, head cheerleader, serves as chairman of the welcoming committee.

Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Flint are observing their golden wedding anniversary with open house at their home Sunday, October 22. Friends and relatives are invited to call at their home on Highway 64 Sunday afternoon from two to five o’clock.

Mon
16
Oct

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, October 13, 1961

The Wills Point-Edgewood football game, which has been set for Saturday, October 21, instead of Friday night as previously scheduled has been designated as the homecoming game for Wills Point High School. It will also be Edgewood’s homecoming game. A football sweetheart will be chosen by members of the football squad and will be crowned at the half-time ceremonies. Runners-up for sweetheart will also be recognized.

H.M. Hooks, superintendent of the Wills Point Schools has announced that classes will not be held Tuesday Oct. 17. School will be dismissed the entire day for East Texas Day at the State Fair of Texas. Miss Gleith James will represent Wills Point in the activities at the Cotton Bowl that night and other events planned for the queens in the East Texas area. She will be, escorted by Jimmy Carter.

Mon
09
Oct

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, Oct. 6, 1961

According to a story published in the Friday, Sept. 29, issue of the Terrell Daily Tribune, District Judge A.A. Dawson has submitted his resignation to Gov. Price Daniel. Judge Dawson told the Tribune he had been attempting to resign for several months. He is eligible to retire on half of his annual salary of $12,000 per year. The district judge said his asthma had become worse since he returned to Canton from El Paso where he had been staying for several weeks. He was reported in route to Arizona today.

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