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Friday, January 21, 2022 - 12:00am

In the course of her life, Kathleen Cordelia Bailey has been many things– a waitress, teacher, farmer, and diplomat. Now she’d like to use her diverse professional experience in the role of US Congressional Representative for Van Zandt County and the people of Texas district 05.

Friday, January 21, 2022 - 12:00am

The Wills Point City Council met for the first time this year Jan. 10, working their way through a series of bookkeeping items while also discussing needed work at the city’s water treatment plant and a street closure request from the chamber of commerce.

Sports

Friday, January 21, 2022 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Lady Tigers have been competitive throughout the 2021-’22 season, putting up strong efforts against tough opponents since the season began back on Nov. 9.

Friday, January 21, 2022 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tigers hit the most critical stretch of their season last week, tipping off District 14-4A play against the Mabank Panthers Jan. 14.

Columns

Jan 21, 2022 - 00:00

Jan. 25: The Van Zandt County Republican Club recently announced that they will be hosting a Candidate Debate Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Civic Center in Canton. All Republican candidates running for VZC office or state office on the upcoming Tuesday, March ,1 Texas Primary Election ballot are being invited to participate. Doors will open at 5 p.m. followed by the Candidate Debate at 6:30 p.m., according to Doc Collins of the VZC Republican Club. The public is invited to attend. More information about the event will be released at a later date.

The one-platoon system, also known as iron man football, was a system in American football. This is where players played on both offense and defense throughout the entire game. NFL rules limited player substitutions but were eliminated in the 1940s.

Jan 21, 2022 - 00:00

I have a confession to make. I’m still trying to put away our outdoor Christmas décor. It seems that every time I get started, it either rains, or another cold front blows through. Weather in our Lone Star State is always unpredictable, but this time I’m going to wear a jacket and tape an umbrella to my back and do it for sure.

Most people define the success of sports teams by the scoreboard. Coaches know the scoreboard does not tell the full story. A losing team might have played the best game of the year while the winning team played poorly. Standardized testing can be compared to a football contest.

Obituaries

Jan 21, 2022 - 00:00

Robert Eugene Kober, lovingly known by many as “Pops,” of Edgewood, passed away Dec. 30, 2021, in Tyler, at the age of 56.

Jan 7, 2022 - 00:00

Gladys Laverne Calloway passed away on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, at the Hospice of East Texas facility in Tyler, Texas, at the age of 92. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at Hiett’s Lybrand Funeral Home Chapel, Wills Point, with the Rev. Don Myers officiating.

Jan 7, 2022 - 00:00

Greg Owen Thompson, 56, of Caddo Mills, passed away Dec. 21, 2021, in Plano. Burial was held at Small Cemetery. Private services were under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.

Jan 7, 2022 - 00:00

Jose R. Hernandez, 64, of Wills Point, Texas, passed away on Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, in Irving. Jose was born on April 8, 1957, in El Salvador. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Wills Point. Burial was at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point. Online condolences may be made at allanfullerfunearlhome.com.