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Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 12:00am

An Amber Alert has been issued for Grand Saline teenager Willow Sirmans who was initially reported as a runaway on May 12.

Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 12:00am

Veteran Tim Pennington says he has a plan to help Van Zandt County veterans.

News

Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 12:00am

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott filed the Executive Order GA-23 Monday afternoon, May 18, which will allow Texas to reopen slowly.

Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 12:00am

The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Offi ce released the following arrest report for May 13-19.

Sports

Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 12:00am

The University Interscholastic League offered basketball teams that had qualified for but not yet completed their respective State Tournaments a sense of closure last week, advising schools and coaches that they would be receiving special recognitions for their accomplishments.

Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 12:00am

The Greg Cranfill-era of Wills Point football has drawn to a close after six seasons news that the Tiger head football coach/athletic director had taken the head coaching position at St. Pius X High School in Houston.

Columns

Speaker Pelosi has designated the House of Representatives an unessential business. With our country in the midst of the worst public health and economic crisis in a century, she has refused to call the chamber to order.

Each spring, usually around the end of April and well into May, shad move to the shallows to spawn and the first couple of daylight often produces line stretching action on every game fish species in the lake. Catfish, white bass, hybrids and stripers and largemouth bass move into the shallows to feed on the easy pickings.

May 10, 2020 - 00:00

My mother is dainty, but not delicate. She loves feminine things—pearls, lace and potpourri. Yet, I have seen her operate a chainsaw many times. Correct! A very feminine woman operating a chainsaw. She is also deeply courageous and humanitarian.

May 10, 2020 - 00:00

Since we can’t go shopping right now I’ve been ordering things online. Not much, just a couple of items.

Obituaries

May 24, 2020 - 00:00

Fern Prater Timmons was born on a farm near Van on Jan. 30, 1920. She graduated from Van High School in 1937, and married Ralph Timmons in September of that year. They enjoyed 50 years together before his death in 1988.

May 24, 2020 - 00:00

Earl Francis Clark, a loving husband, father, and friend to all, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020, in Dallas, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 94.

May 24, 2020 - 00:00

Phyllis Rae Cason, 57, of Point, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, May 11, 2020. A graveside service celebrating Phyllis’ life was held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Lone Star Cemetery under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan with Brother Brough officiating. Phyllis was born October 22, 1962 in Dallas.

May 24, 2020 - 00:00

Private funeral services for Loyd Nelson Valentine, 83, of Edgewood, were held Monday, May 18, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Edgewood. Burial followed at Bright Star Cemetery.