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Friday, January 22, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point City Council held its first meeting of the new year Jan. 12, breezing through a light agenda that included just two action items.

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 12:00am

Wills Point ISD students continue to take advantage of the dual credit program offered in conjunction with Stephen F. Austin State University, getting a jumpstart on their college education with dozens of offerings. District officials noted that approximately 93 high school students currently take dual credit classes. Most dual credit course participants graduate from Wills Point with 24-27 hours of college credit. Courtesy photos

Sports

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Lady Tigers hit a pair of stumbling blocks on the court last week, falling in successive district contests against highly regarded teams from Athens and Canton.

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tigers suffered their second consecutive district setback last week, struggling to find the rhythm both offensively and defensively in a 55-41 setback against Athens Jan. 12.

Columns

Jan 22, 2021 - 00:00

The state playoffs just finished. Reaching the playoffs required many hours of hard work and sacrifice from coaches and players. Successful seasons are a testament to team unity and individual dedication.

Jan 22, 2021 - 00:00

Given the current state of affairs in the world, and – more to the point – here in the good old US of A, it’s a wonder any of us are still sane. There’s the worldwide viral pandemic, the political unrest, the unemployment and economic problems, the fact that I had to buy a new phone. It just goes on and on.

Jan 22, 2021 - 00:00

Holy moly. Today, I had the pleasure of taking part in an hour-long Zoom class. The facilitator was an accomplished professional and entrepreneur. The participants were authors, business owners, creatives and professionals taking part in a vibrant collaboration of thoughts and ideas for the growth and development of all involved. The class was bustling, but orderly. I was honored and thrilled to be part of it.

The Texas Legislature opened quietly, which delighted everyone after the violence inside the U.S. Capitol the previous week.

Obituaries

Jan 22, 2021 - 00:00

JoAnn Jarrell, 82, of Mineola, passed away Jan. 10, 2021, due to natural causes. She was born in Fairfield, Alabama, on Oct. 15, 1938.

Jan 22, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral services for Larry Joe Bearden, 76, of Forney, were held Jan. 16, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial followed at Small Cemetery in Edgewood.

Jan 22, 2021 - 00:00

Sandra Lynn Henderson Nance, 78, of Rockwall, formerly of Quinlan, passed away Jan. 5, 2021, in Rowlett, Texas. No services are planned at this time. Her body was donated to science.

Jan 22, 2021 - 00:00

Michael Regis Limoges, of Terrell, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at the age of 89.