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Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:00am

The Wills Point and South Van Zandt County Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire on County Road 3225 in Myrtle Springs shortly after 8 p.m. Nov. 11. According to preliminary reports, the fire was in the wall and spreading to the attic where it soon became a larger fire going through the roof. Extra water tanker back up trucks were called in to help extinguish the blaze. There were no reports of injuries, and the Red Cross is assisting the occupants of the home.

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:00am

“The Van Zandt Country Club will not be hosing the Wine, Dine and Shop event this year. COVID-19 and unpredictable times have led us to this difficult decision. The safety of our members and guests are foremost.

Sports

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:00am

What was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Tiger tennis program was anything but, as the team powered its way to a runner-up finish in district play before notching bi-district, Area and Regional Quarterfinal titles.

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:00am

Van Zandt County’s best cross country runners and teams made their to Regional Meets held across East Texas last week, hoping to qualifying for this year’s UIL State Cross Country Meet. County athletes fared well overall as Canton’s Lexus Eudy and Maddie Wilson, Grand Saline’s Eden Grant and Martins Mill’s Maddie Burns all posted top-20 individual finishes to reach State.

Columns

Small businesses have faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic wore on throughout the year, small businesses continued to confront the economic fallout wrought by the virus.

Nov 20, 2020 - 00:00

Well, friends and neighbors, looks like Thanksgiving might be a little different for us this year. I can’t even think about Christmas yet – let’s just get through the holidays one at a time, shall we?

Nov 20, 2020 - 00:00

The holiday season is steeped in tradition. Baking is one tradition that comes with the holiday territory.

Nov 20, 2020 - 00:00

To aid in public safety efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, GoBus began restricting trips to essential rides only in March. Now, they are returning to full service on Nov. 16.

Obituaries

Nov 20, 2020 - 00:00

Services for Stephen “Steve” Kenneth Lee, 76, of Edgewood, were held Saturday, Nov.14, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Edgewood. Visitation was held one hour prior to service time starting at 10 a.m. Burial followed at Locust Grove Cemetery in Wills Point.

Nov 13, 2020 - 00:00

Services for Janet “Sissy” Fielding Miller, 53, of Grand Saline, were held Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Nov 13, 2020 - 00:00

Graveside services for JoAnn Seay, 61, of Terrell, were held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell. Visitation was at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Nov 6, 2020 - 00:00

John Wesley Green, III, 56, of Edgewood, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Tyler.