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Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00am

City leaders throughout the State of Texas found themselves in a holding pattern over the past three months, waiting to learn the full impact of COVID-19 as it relates to sales tax revenue collections and future budgeting from the office of Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00am

City workers embarked on phase two of their brick street repair project June 8, tackling sinking and buckling issues around the Rose Monument. The effort to repair the historic brick streets comes more than three months after workers fixed similar issues near the North Fourth Street-West James Street intersection in late February. Initial plans called for the second phase of repairs to begin earlier, but those plans were ultimately pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by David Kapitan

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00am

Wills Point Chief of Police Lonnie Carroll presented the Grand Champion Prize of the WPPD Back the Blue BBQ Cook-Off to Chicken Fried BBQ. Additional photos on 2A.Courtesy Photo

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00am

Think you have the stomach to win the first annual Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce (CTCC) Hot Dog Eating Contest? Would a grand prize of $500 give you a little motivation?

News

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00am

Folks that hunt with me will concur that I have a habit of ignoring smart precautionary measures to keep myself safe from critters in the outdoors. I’m not talking about ferocious wild boar or protective sow bear with cubs but rather insects that present a very real threat of doing bodily harm, and snakes!

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00am

Editor’s Note: The Definition of a Renaissance Man: Leonardo Da Vinci was the ideal Renaissance man because he was interested in how things work. He was a painter, sculptor, musician, writer, engineer, architect, botanist, anatomist, and an inventor. An ideal Renaissance man strove to master almost every area of study and they excelled in many fields. . . like ward member, Joseph Adams, for instance.

Sports

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 12:00am

For many years, I had access to hunt and fish on a couple hundred acres situated about three-quarters of a mile from my home. The place is an outdoor paradise, rough country with plenty of water and always an ample supply of wild hogs that I dearly love to hunt, butcher and turn into tasty meals. I lost access to my hog hunting paradise a year ago but fortunately one of my great friends has a place with even more porkers where I now hunt. I figured I had hunted my last ‘close to home’ porkers but recent developments might just prove otherwise!

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00am

The next generation of Tiger athletes were kept busy last week with a dedicated group hitting the fields at Jack Lester Park June 23-26 for the annual Wills Point Baseball Camp. The local sports calendar will stay plenty busy during the coming weeks with camps for football, softball, basketball and volleyball looming just over the horizon.

Columns

The UIL has spoken. \ On July 21, UIL issued a decision to start football practice allowing class 1A-4A to begin on Aug. 3. Class 5A-6A can start Sept. 7. Why are there two different start times? What if football practice start dates were the same for all classification of school districts?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation’s economy thrived under President Trump’s leadership. His historic effort to slash unnecessary bureaucratic red tape and roll back excessive Obamaera regulations cultivated the strongest economy America has seen in decades. As the Administration and Congress look for solutions to combat the damaging economic effects of COVID-19, regulatory relief should be at the top of the list.

Most people know that when there is a fire or medical emergency—or a global pandemic—first responders help keep us safe. What may be surprising for many Texans is that many of these first responders are there because of a local emergency services district, or ESD.

Jul 16, 2020 - 00:00

Since my near-fatal fall (see ‘Work! – pt. 2’), I’ve been a “training” guy, aiming toward “Communication”-oriented positions (I got my Master’s degree in PR), and I think I finally have one. The startup I’m going to work for needs an owner’s manual, website content, press releases, manufacturing processes… and maybe some training materials. I shouldn’t have to travel much, but I do hope to assault potential customers at a few trade shows each year.

Obituaries

Jul 31, 2020 - 00:00

Graveside services for H. H. Cox, Jr., 97, of Canton, were held at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2020, at Kyser Cemetery in Kaufman under direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. He was called to his heavenly home Sunday, July 19.

Jul 31, 2020 - 00:00

Patsy Marie Dalby, 79, of Wills Point, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Canton. She was born Jan. 16, 1941, in Mount Calm, to parents Andrew Jackson Norris and Mary Bozeman Norris.

Jul 24, 2020 - 00:00

Billy Joe Mince passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his home in Wills Point.

Jul 16, 2020 - 00:00

Graveside services for Charles Michael “Mike” Clark, 70, of Kaufman, were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Canton. Visitation was held Friday evening, July 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.