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Saturday, July 4, 2015
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By Payton WeidmanStaff Writer A few rain clouds couldn’t stop the fun at the first Free State Jubilee held on First Monday Grounds in Canton June 27. The event had a cakewalk booth, three... + continue reading
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Heavy equipment has been in action at the Van Zandt County Regional Airport in recent months for the latest improvement project. The airport, which has already seen the installation of a terminal building and fuel tank, is currently in the midst of a runway overlay project.
Friday, July 3, 2015
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By David KapitanStaff Writer The Van Zandt County Regional Airport has been a hive of activity in recent years, growing and blossoming with the addition of fuel tanks, a new terminal building, a... + continue reading
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Cyclists, including some with homemade signs and balloons fixed to their respective bikes, rode through the streets of Wills Point during the parade.
Friday, June 26, 2015
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By David KapitanStaff Writer Mother Nature has wreaked havoc with plenty of events throughout much of 2015 with rain, cold and everything in between but she gave attendees of this year’s local... + continue reading
Friday, June 19, 2015
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By David KapitanStaff Writer The Wills Point ISD Board of Trustees will take on a different look moving into the summer months.Bryan Southard, a member of the Wills Point ISD Board of Trustees... + continue reading
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Kelly Stapp Millsap weighs in the first-place winner Saturday in the women’s division. Tawakoni’s First Lady of Noodling won with a 56.4-pound catfish.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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By Larry BriscoeCorrespondent Huge crowds attended the 2015 version of TNT Tawakoni Noodling Tournament Friday and Saturday.Almost double the number of fishermen entered this year's tournament... + continue reading
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Looking Back Texas provided the boot scootin’ music.
Courtesy photo
Heavy equipment has been in action at the Van Zandt County Regional Airport in recent months for the latest improvement project. The airport, which has already seen the installation of a terminal building and fuel tank, is currently in the midst of a runway overlay project.
Photo by David Kapitan
Cyclists, including some with homemade signs and balloons fixed to their respective bikes, rode through the streets of Wills Point during the parade.
Photo by Larry Briscoe
Kelly Stapp Millsap weighs in the first-place winner Saturday in the women’s division. Tawakoni’s First Lady of Noodling won with a 56.4-pound catfish.

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The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society is encouraging writers to submit their stories in the second annual Family History Writing Competition. The competition is open to both members and non-members of the VZCGS as well as amateurs and professionals. Winners will receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place.... + continue reading
07/02/2015
By Payton WeidmanStaff Writer Looking for things to do this Fourth of July?  Well look no further, here’s a list of the celebrations going on in or nearby Van Zandt County. ATHENS – Saturday, July 4 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center after 4 p.m. free admission for the annual firework show will begin.Visitors are encouraged to... + continue reading

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AUSTIN – June 2, Gov. Greg Abbott hosted a ceremonial bill signing on the heliport at the Dallas Convention Center where he discussed the investments in transportation infrastructure made this legislative session.The governor previously declared transportation an emergency initiative in his State of the State address.Overlooking the construction... + continue reading
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By David KapitanStaff Writer The Wills Point City Council powered through its June agenda Tuesday, June 9, tackling several annual housekeeping items and greenlighting the next steps of several key projects within the city.Business opened with Wills Point Police Department Chief Kirk King presenting Kyle Wilcoxson and Wilco with a plaque of... + continue reading
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Maverick Cunigan shakes hands with Superintendent Suzanne Blasingame as WPHS Principal Jim Lamb looks on.
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By David KapitanStaff Writer The 168-member Wills Point High School Class of 2015 earned its title as graduates on June 6, officially making the transition from local students to district alumni in commencement exercises held at Sunnyvale Baptist Church.The senior class, led by Valedictorian Ben Webb and Salutatorian Stephen Magee, filed into... + continue reading

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Carlye Lide, a 2013 graduate of Wills Point High School, ended her sophomore year at Austin College earning several honors. As well as being named to the Dean’s List again for the 2014 Fall semester... + continue reading
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Wills Point Tiger sophomore Caden Bennett was selected as the District 14-4A Newcomer of the Year in a vote of district coaches. Bennett was a member of a Tiger team that qualified for this year’s playoffs after finishing third overall in District 14-4A play.
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When the tornado hit Van on Sunday, May 10, one family I know crowded eight people into the bathroom of their home until the tornado passed over their home. Why the bathroom?The way their home was... + continue reading

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During the High Cemetery Memorial Day June 13, members of the Jesse Miller Foster Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy held a special memorial and dedication for all Confederate veterans buried at High Cemetery. The members taking part were, from left, Betty Wilson, Carrie Woolverton, Sherrie Archer, Lou Ann Everett, Benja Mize, Donna Carter, Sylvia Sims, Cynthia Harman, Linda Dean, Sylvia Barbee, Sibyl Creasey and Sandra Jones, seated.
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