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News

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 12:00am

During their regular monthly meeting Oct. 8, the Van City Council heard a series of updates from Van City Administrator Charles West.

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 12:00am

Photo Courtesy of Van Chamber of Commerce

Sports

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 12:00am

The eighth week of the 2020 football season came with mixed results for county teams as Edgewood, Fruitvale and Grand Saline all earned lopsided wins, Van fell short in its district opener and Canton and Wills Point sat idle.

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 12:00am

Head coach Ashton Carpenter made no secret of what her team’s first goal would be entering the season, setting expectations high following a runner-up finish in District 14-4A play last season.

Columns

Oct 25, 2020 - 00:00

A theme that (hopefully) becomes clear after reading a few of my articles is gratitude. I’ve thanked most folks who were big influences in my life, like my Papa, my Mom, my wife, Jocelyn, my wonderful church and others who befriended me when I was new to East Texas and knew no one here. But I’ve been thinking recently of folks I never got a chance to thank.

Oct 25, 2020 - 00:00

Dear Editor,

He was so upset that fateful Sunday morning. The Ol’ Devil had been busy, creating heartache and emotional injury in his small East Texas town. So the young pastor had decided that it was time to preach against that wily serpent. High time somebody exposed who was causing such turmoil.

Oct 18, 2020 - 00:00

Wills Point residents will soon be on familiar ground with many family favorite fall events and activities scheduled to return in the coming weeks. Among the already announced events is this weekend’s US 80 Hi-Way Sale as well as the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce hosted BOO on the Bricks celebration capping the month.

Obituaries

Oct 25, 2020 - 00:00

A funeral service was held for Peggy Corley Gurley, 83, of Walton Community. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in the chapel at Eubank Funeral Home with Bill Gurley and Billy Gurley Jr. officiating.

Oct 25, 2020 - 00:00

Betty Sue Hendley, of Wills Point, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at the age of 85.

Oct 25, 2020 - 00:00

Memorial services for Aletha “Diane” Fink, 63, of Grand Saline, were held Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Caney Creek Cowboy Church, 1144 VZCR 1806, Grand Saline, TX 75140. Services are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Oct 25, 2020 - 00:00

Services for Connie Furrh, 67, of Grand Saline, were held at 1 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2020, at Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline, with Bro. Eddie Paul Stanley officiating.