09 16 2014

Standoff ends with arrest for drugs, kidnapping

By Donnita Fisher Managing Editor   After an eight-hour standoff Sept. 6, Van Zandt County Sheriff’s officers arrested 37-year-old Robert L. Walker, of Fruitvale on charges ranging from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon to kidnapping. According [...]

Show Your Stripes Spirit Week events planned

Tiger Pride will be fully on display around the Wills Point area next week, with local businesses, organizations, and community members joining together to host a series of events and functions in conjunction with homecoming week. The Wills [...]

Expert hand fisherman welcomes new restrictions on noodling

By Larry Briscoe Correspondent   “I’ve fished all over the country. We’ve got the best. Lake Tawakoni is the greatest catfish lake in the state,” so says multi-state champion and expert hand fisherman Jimmy Millsap. Millsap and [...]

Ice Bucket Challenge comes to Wills Point

By David Kapitan Staff Writer The Ice Bucket Challenge has become a global call to arms in recent months, spreading awareness and growing fundraising efforts to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) the world over. According to ALS Association, [...]

Texas Pistoleros coming to Van Oil Fest

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer   Something old and something new will be gracing Main Street in Van at the 2014 Van Oil Festival Oct. 11. The festival, usually jam packed with vendors selling homemade crafts, merchandise and knickknacks, [...]