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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, August 9, 2020 - 12:00am

The residents of Grand Saline were without water for a few days after a 12-inch water main break left the town without pumpable water on Aug. 3.

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 12:00am

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding the placement of caltrops on certain Van Zandt and Smith County roads to come forward. The Tyler-Smith County Crimestoppers is offering a reward to the person (s) who can provide information leading to the arrest and charges filed in the crime.

Sports

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 12:00am

Edgewood players go through stretches and conditioning drills during the first workout of the year. Story and additional photos on 12A.

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 12:00am

The coaching carousel for local athletic programs brought plenty of new faces to the forefront prior to the end of the 2019-’20 school year with seven programs, Canton, Fruitvale, Grand Saline and Wills Point football and Canton, Fruitvale and Grand Saline volleyball all announcing the hiring of new head coaches.

Columns

Aug 2, 2020 - 00:00

You’ve just finished a big weekend family dinner and you are wondering what to do with the bones from the ham and roast, when in trots your big black Labrador Retriever. It’s hard to resist those longing, puppy dog eyes.

Democrats in the House of Representatives recently passed legislation which would remove President Trump’s authority to implement travel bans. This reckless legislation, titled the NO BAN Act, would hamstring our ability to keep Americans safe.

Violent protesters in cities around our country have demanded the removal of public statues and memorials. Leftist mobs are not only looking to vandalize and destroy these structures, they are seeking to erase and rewrite America’s history.

Jul 19, 2020 - 00:00

I’ve been reading my Bible in reverse. Oh, not really wordby-word in reverse, just in the reverse order of books. I’ve read through the Bible several times over the last 10 years, but after getting stuck in Leviticus and Numbers a few times, I figured out a way to mix up the daily readings so that I don’t get stuck in a quagmire again – I read out of three different portions of the Word during any given week – History, Poetry, and the New Testament.

Obituaries

Aug 9, 2020 - 00:00

Betty Ann Singleton Ryer, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, left this earthly home for her heavenly home Saturday, August 1, 2020, following a short illness. Betty was born September 3, 1933, in Dallas, to Irene Jett Singleton and George Singleton.

Aug 9, 2020 - 00:00

Funeral Services for Clifton Louis Daniels, 77, of Glen Allan, MS and formerly of Wills Point, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Lake Washington First Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy McLendon officiating. He passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at home with family.

Aug 9, 2020 - 00:00

Doug Gatlin, 41, of Wills Point, passed away July 28, 2020. He was born to Laurene and Oscar Gatlin in Terrell, October 7, 1978.

Aug 9, 2020 - 00:00

Private funeral services for Norma Jean Flowers, 85, of Dallas, were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial followed at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Dallas.