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News

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:00am

The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a male inmate was found deceased of an apparent suicide shortly before 10 a.m. Oct. 14

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:00am

Van Zandt County residents were offered a double shot of good news last week by the Northeast Texas Public Health District, receiving word that the number of active COVID-19 cases had been nearly halved during the most recent 7-day reporting period while also being advised that the rate of newly confirmed and positive cases had declined once again.

Sports

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:00am

Runners from Athens, Brownsboro, Canton, Mabank, Van and Wills Point made their way to Canton Oct. 12, squaring off at the District 14-4A Meet for the chance to advance to the Regional Meet.

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Lady Tigers hit the court twice last week, taking what had been a two-game winning streak into showdowns with district-leading Van and stateranked Brownsboro.

Columns

I have had several parents of high school players reach out to me in the last month complaining about abusive coaches. Coaches putting down their players in front of others. Not just correcting but ridiculing the players.

Oct 1, 2021 - 00:00

Religion. Being good enough for God to accept us. Many do turn to religion…trying to always behave and say the perfect things, so that hopefully, their holy God will be obliged to help them handle the fears and horrible problems in life. But down deep, each of us know ourselves well enough to have to admit, “Being perfect all the time - that just ain’t possible!”

Oct 1, 2021 - 00:00

I’ve mentioned previously about working a block away from Neiman-Marcus in Dallas some years ago. Believe me, there was no better way to spend a lunch hour. Always, when I walked into that store, I was taken by the cool air, the marble floors and the hushed conversations of others. The fact that there were no price tags on anything impressed me too. I guess they figured if you had to ask the price of something, you couldn’t afford it.

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

We tend to pull for the underdog team. Is that why some teams that consistently lose have some rabid fans? The question of why some school athletic programs are always at the top of their district as compared to a perennially losing team is a million-dollar question. There are some programs that traditionally win and others that traditionally lose.

Obituaries

Oct 22, 2021 - 00:00

A celebration of life for Bradley Dewayne Lowe, 51, of Dallas, was held Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Oct 22, 2021 - 00:00

Gerald “Dean” Wright, Jr. passed away on Monday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Dallas following a long period of chronic illnesses.

Oct 22, 2021 - 00:00

Emma Lucille Anderson, 78, of Wills Point, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021.

Oct 22, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral services for Dorothy Louise Cunigan, Wills Point, were held Oct. 14, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery.