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Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:00am

With all District 14-4A basketball teams officially eliminated from playoff contention, coaches released their list of Superlative and All-District honorees.

News

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 12:00am

Texas A&M AgriLife Van Zandt County Extension Agent Melisa Rhodes has released information regarding safe procedures for home canning.

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 12:00am

Wills Point ISD officials found themselves on familiar ground during the 2022 election cycle, bringing a bond measure before voters for the third time in six years.

Sports

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 12:00am

I love catching catfish when they are biting on ‘tight line’ on bottom, when they are in the flooded grass and willows during the spawn, over holes baited with soured grain and when they are ‘on the rocks’ feasting on gar eggs. I love the tug of a catfish on a trotline! But my biggest thrill is watching a floater (cork) begin to jiggle on the surface and then disappear, pulled down by a chunky channel catfish that has moved into the shallows to put on the feed bag!

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 12:00am

The Wills Point High School Athletic Department will stay busy throughout the summer months, hosting camps specializing in numerous sports including baseball, basketball, tennis, softball, volleyball and football.

Columns

Texas voters overwhelmingly approved two proposed amendments on Saturday that will provide property tax relief to homeowners.

Do you remember the United States Football League (USFL)? The USFL was founded in 1982. The USFL played three spring football seasons from 1983 to 1985. The 1983 season featured 12 teams, mostly in major markets. The league expanded to 18 teams in 1984 but reduced to 14 teams in 1985.

Household chores are an important, but often overlooked, part of our daily lives. For our reptilian friends, though, having a safe and tidy environment is one of the best prevention methods against parasitic infections, according to Dr. Ashley Navarrette, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

Apr 8, 2022 - 00:00

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Obituaries

May 13, 2022 - 00:00

Gary Lynn McClain, 73, of Canton, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022.

May 6, 2022 - 00:00

Randall (Randy) Wade Johnson passed away April 16, 2022, at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. He was born on October 2, 1971, in Dallas, to parents, Afton “Buddy” Benton Johnson and Rita Cassandra Brown.

May 6, 2022 - 00:00

Janet Leigh Hahn (Forgey) passed away on April 16, 2022, at her home in Wills Point, after a long battle with cancer. She was raised in Independence, Missouri, where she was born on April 28, 1951, to Paul and Virginia Dickinson Forgey. She graduated from Van Horn High school in 1969. She had a long and successful career as a legal secretary, most recently as an office manager for Constangy, Smith, Brooks, and Prophete.

May 6, 2022 - 00:00

Funeral services for Jimmy Lamar Newman, 84, of Edgewood, were held Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial was held at Oak Hill Cemetery.