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Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Police Department is rolling out the red carpet to the local community once again, hosting their annual Back the Blue event at Jack Lester Park beginning at 8 a.m. June 12.

Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 12:00am

The VZC Sheriff’s Office released the following arrest report for April 28-May 4.

Sports

Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 12:00am

If there is anything more exciting while fishing than watching a big bass attack a top water bait, strike it hard, miss getting hooked and come back and nail it again? The drill for the angler is to allow the bait to set motionless after the initial strike, bass often strike again instantly, but not jerking the bait out of the strike zone is easier said than done when adrenaline is pumping!

Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 12:00am

The Van Vandals got their final taste of non-district action last week, tuning up for the playoffs with a trip to take on the Lindale Eagles May 3.

Columns

May 9, 2021 - 00:00

Does anyone remember the old days of being “on call?” Way back when you carried a pager instead of a smart phone? You would receive a number to call, and then you had to find a phone to use. When was the last time anyone saw a pay phone? Some fancy pager models would even let you type in a line or two of text on a very tiny green screen. It’s estimated that there were 61 million pagers out there by 1994.

Government mandates and coronavirus shutdowns across America led to an economic disaster last year. In the first few months of 2021, we seem to have turned a corner. The economy is growing, and people are back to work thanks to the easing of COVID restrictions in places like Texas.

May 9, 2021 - 00:00

Dear Editor:

May 2, 2021 - 00:00

Natalee, our 10-year-old granddaughter, mothers everything. Her younger brother. Her cousins. The neighborhood urchins. Even the cottontail rabbit which somehow found its way inside the backyard fence. But it was something that happened during the family’s Easter get-together (all the adults had their Covid shots) that brought Natalee’s penchant for nurturing into sharp focus. Let me explain.

Obituaries

May 9, 2021 - 00:00

A celebration of life for Kenneth Ray (Pete) Wilson, of Wills Point is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Turner Baptist Church in Wills Point.

May 9, 2021 - 00:00

Claudia Jane Sebetka Sanders was born Jan. 20, 1954, in Dallas County, Texas. She had been a resident of Van for over 40 years and working as a bookkeeper before retirement. In her younger days, she enjoyed fishing with her dad. She loved to garden and play card games, especially poker, with her family.

May 9, 2021 - 00:00

Marjorie Davis Callahan, of Wills Point, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the age of 80.

May 9, 2021 - 00:00

A memorial service was held for Robert “Don” Morris, 79, of Canton, Texas, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Lakeside Baptist church under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home. Dr. Mark Moore and Bro. Carlton Young officiating.