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From  left to right, Travis Hensarling, Congressman Hensarling, Melissa Hensarling, Speaker Paul Ryan and Claire Hensarling.

Monday, January 16, 2017
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Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after taking the Oath of Office to represent the Fifth District of Texas for... + continue reading

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Posted by Willspoint1
Many East Texas communities including Wills Point experienced a rare sight Jan. 6, with an arctic front delivering a dusting of snow to the area that lingered until the following day.For more stories... + continue reading

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Emily Smith twists her way through the Lady Panther defense for a third quarter field goal.

Friday, January 13, 2017
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The Wills Point Lady Tigers will need to make up ground quickly if they plan on reaching the postseason this season, dropping games against both Mabank and Van to fall to 0-2 overall in District 13-... + continue reading

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Students from Kelly Sabella’s kindergarten class were presented certificates of appreciation from the Wills Point ISD Board of Trustees after helping lead meeting attendees through the pledges.

Friday, January 13, 2017
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The Wills Point Independent School District Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting at the administration office this week, tackling an agenda that included public recognition of staff and... + continue reading

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Marjory Bramhall and Nancy Vickers-Peterson, the driving forces for the Wills Point, Texas Rocks rock art project helped to decorate and place rocks for seven-year old Danica Rivers of Edgewood.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Posted by Willspoint1
Inspiration and positivity can sometimes come sometimes be delivered in the most unexpected and unlikely means.Residents in and around the Canton, Edgewood, Quinlan, Terrell, West Tawakoni and Wills... + continue reading

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From  left to right, Travis Hensarling, Congressman Hensarling, Melissa Hensarling, Speaker Paul Ryan and Claire Hensarling.

Photo by David Kapitan

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Emily Smith twists her way through the Lady Panther defense for a third quarter field goal.

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Students from Kelly Sabella’s kindergarten class were presented certificates of appreciation from the Wills Point ISD Board of Trustees after helping lead meeting attendees through the pledges.

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Marjory Bramhall and Nancy Vickers-Peterson, the driving forces for the Wills Point, Texas Rocks rock art project helped to decorate and place rocks for seven-year old Danica Rivers of Edgewood.

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01/16/2017
As hard as it may be to believe after the seemingly endless run of elections at the local, state and national levels in 2016, voters will once again have a chance to make their voices heard in the coming months with school board and city council elections looming May 6.... + continue reading
01/15/2017
The East Texas Gem & Mineral Society will hold the 21st  annual jewelry, rock, mineral and fossil show at the Tyler Rose Garden Center Jan. 27, 28, and 29.Visitors will be able to see club member’s display cases, demonstrations, and dealer’s booths supplying a... + continue reading

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New Van Zandt County Sheriff Dale Corbett was sworn into office as his mother, along with other family and friends look on during the swearing-in ceremony New Year’s Day (Sunday) of newly-elected county officials in the county district courtroom.
 

01/09/2017
Around 100 people were in attendance in the Van Zandt County District Courtroom New Year’s Day Jan. 1 as newly-elected and re-elected county officials participated in the 2017 Inauguration Ceremony for county officials.The ceremony opened with a welcome by County Judge Don Kirkpatrick followed by an opening prayer from newly-elected VZC Precinct 3... + continue reading
01/07/2017
A family friend, Mat Levitsky, posted this photo and request to help the family. Levitsky states, “I want to ask everyone to please help this family in need Corey Saunders and his son Nathon were taken from us this week in a tragic hunting accident if it all possible every little bit helps. Please go to any American National Bank and donate to his... + continue reading

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Fresh off a second place finish at the Kaufman Holiday Tournament, Wills Point will open District 13-4A play tonight (Jan. 6) against the visiting Mabank Lady Panthers.

01/06/2017
The Wills Point Lady Tigers returned to the court following a brief break for the Christmas holiday, building up plenty of positive momentum heading into District 13-4A play by finishing second overall at the Kaufman Holiday Tournament. Wills Point finished 2-1 overall at the tournament, knocking off Anna and host Kaufman Dec. 27 before... + continue reading

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Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks holds a news conference Tuesday afternoon concerning the two lives lost to drowning while on a duck hunting trip at Lake Tawakoni. Shown behind Meeks are, from left, Game Warden Lance May, Capt. Steve Stapleton and Game Warden Benny Richards.
 

01/06/2017
Bodies recovered in Caddo Inlet after boat overturnsA Quinlan man took his five-year-old son out early Monday morning at Lake Tawakoni for his first duck hunt.“At approximately 7:15 p.m., the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a missing person in the 6800 block of County Road 3512. The reporting person stated her husband and five... + continue reading
12/26/2016
Lake Tawakoni State Park will continue a yearly tradition Jan. 1, hosting its annual First Day Hike. In a press release, the park staff announced "Let's get 2017 started off with a beautiful 1.5-mile guided hike along our easy Spring Point Trail. We will meet at the amphitheater at 9 a.m. on Jan. 1."As we hike together, we'll talk about some of... + continue reading

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Emily Smith twists her way through the Lady Panther defense for a third quarter field goal.

01/13/2017
The Wills Point Lady Tigers will need to make up ground quickly if they plan on reaching the postseason this season, dropping games against both Mabank and Van to fall to 0-2 overall in District 13-... + continue reading
01/07/2017
The Wills Point Tiger traveled to Allen Dec. 27-29, competing in the Small School Bracket at the In-N-Out Burger Allen Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament.The tournament, one of the largest... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan
Fresh off a second place finish at the Kaufman Holiday Tournament, Wills Point will open District 13-4A play tonight (Jan. 6) against the visiting Mabank Lady Panthers.

01/06/17

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Doug Sheldon draws a foul as he goes up for a basket against Ennis. Sheldon finished with a team-high 15 points in the Wills Point win. 

12/24/16

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Hope Turner puts up a jump shot from the wing during play against Caddo Mills Dec. 8 in Edgewood.

12/17/16

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01/12/2017
Happy New Year from the Van Zandt County Library. We welcome 2017 and all the exciting new things that come with it. Make your New Year's Resolution to spend more time at the library.Have you driven... + continue reading
01/10/2017
Friday, January 6, 1961:  “The conversion to dial system for telephone subscribers in Wills Point will become a reality one minute after 1 a.m. Sunday, January 8.  Wills Point is the... + continue reading

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VZ County Sherriff's Office

01/11/2017
The county employees all gathered on Dec. 15, 2016, at the Farm Bureau meeting room in Canton to celebrate the upcoming holiday season and to enjoy a meal courtesy of County Judge Don Kirkpatrick and... + continue reading
12/20/2016
As Christmas and the New Year holidays approach, the library's organized programs take a break. Storytime will resume in January as well as Dog Days.The Friends of the Library will hold the January... + continue reading

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