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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, May 31, 2020 - 12:00am

Marvin Skinner of Canton pays respect to his uncle, Lee Skinner, who served in World War II, at the Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day, May 25. Mr. Skinner also has a son, Sergeant Marvin Dale Skinner, who is serving in the Armed Forces at this time.

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 12:00am

In a 4-1 vote, the Van City Council approved the re-opening of parks and playground areas after much discussion during their regular monthly meeting May 14.

Sports

Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 12:00am

The University Interscholastic League offered basketball teams that had qualified for but not yet completed their respective State Tournaments a sense of closure last week, advising schools and coaches that they would be receiving special recognitions for their accomplishments.

Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 12:00am

The Greg Cranfill-era of Wills Point football has drawn to a close after six seasons news that the Tiger head football coach/athletic director had taken the head coaching position at St. Pius X High School in Houston.

Columns

Speaker Pelosi has designated the House of Representatives an unessential business. With our country in the midst of the worst public health and economic crisis in a century, she has refused to call the chamber to order.

Each spring, usually around the end of April and well into May, shad move to the shallows to spawn and the first couple of daylight often produces line stretching action on every game fish species in the lake. Catfish, white bass, hybrids and stripers and largemouth bass move into the shallows to feed on the easy pickings.

May 10, 2020 - 00:00

My mother is dainty, but not delicate. She loves feminine things—pearls, lace and potpourri. Yet, I have seen her operate a chainsaw many times. Correct! A very feminine woman operating a chainsaw. She is also deeply courageous and humanitarian.

May 10, 2020 - 00:00

Since we can’t go shopping right now I’ve been ordering things online. Not much, just a couple of items.

Obituaries

May 31, 2020 - 00:00

Michael Eugene Gamble, 76, of Martin’s Mill Community, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

May 31, 2020 - 00:00

Services for Jimmy Dee Hazel, 66, Fruitvale, were held., Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Bartley Funeral Home with Don Cannon and Kyle White officiating.

May 31, 2020 - 00:00

Selma Rose Baker of Wills Point, passed away surrounded by her loved ones at her home Friday, May 22, 2020, at the age of 89.

May 31, 2020 - 00:00

Carolyn Wingo Joyce, 85, died May 21, 2020, welcomed into Jesus’ loving arms.