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Wills Point Chronicle (Newspaper) - February 24, 2006, Wills Point, Texas Severe Storm Program Scheduled For March Sec Story Page 3A Since 1879 Davis To Perform In Mountain Concert See Story Page SB Mills point Chronicle Also Covering Lake Tawakoni and Elmo Van Zandt Newspapers VOLUME 126 8 2 SECTIONS 22 PAGES WITH INSERTS WILLS POINT TEXAS PHONE 903 8732525 FRIDAY FEBRUARY 500 WHATS BLOODHOUND TEAM To MEET a The Van Zandt County Bloodhound Team will meet for training in search and rescue on Tues days at 48 The meeting will be at Wileys Gun Shop on Old Kaufman Road 7007 2120 For info call Constable Wiley 903 848 7912 ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE ON TAP Q Russell Memorial United Methodist Church will host an Ash day service on March 1 at 7 for a 20 minute ser vice in the sanctuary Once the person re the ashes they may stay and pray or may exit the church in silence Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Season of Lent Its name comes from the ancient practice of placing ashes on worship pers heads or foreheads as a sign before Point Weather Reported by Martin The high and low temperatures as well as the precipitation count for Wills Point for the week of February 16 through February 22 February 16 high 75 low 65 no precipitation February 47 low 38 no precipitation February low 27 no precipitation February 29 low 26 12 inches of precipitation February 20 high 29 low 29 01 inches of precipitation February 21 high 37 low 35 no precipitation February 22 high 45 low 44 05 inches of precipitation There has been 77 inches of precipitation for the month of February The total for 2006 is INDEX Classifieds 13B 4B 10B 4B Police 5A Schedule of 9A Wills Point History 2003 Texas Press Association 2004 Texas Piw Association Award Winner 2004North Award Winner ISD Administrative Contracts Extended By Wilbur Callaway Correspondent Contracts for administrative positions in the Wills Point ISD were extended for one year each during the regular monthly meet ing of the school board trustees Monday night Those receiving the exten sions were curriculum director Suzanne Blasingame high school principal Jim Lamb jun ior high school principal Tom Harp middle school principal Damon Davis intermediate school principal Stacey Ellis and primary school principal Debbie Deen Also high school assistant principal Greg Anderson junior high school assistant principal John Tiger intermediate school principal Alan dean of students Lamond Dean athletic director Mark Bachtel music di rector John business man ager Mary Ann Sanderson and special education director Susan Scale In other business the trustees the consent agenda which included ap proval of minutes of January meeting payment of bills fi nance report for January bank balances tax collections invest ment report Policy Update 77 FD local update and board training hours the school board trustee election for May 13 Positions to be open are place 1 Chris Mayfield place 2 Glenn Strutton and place 3 Darlene Weesner The last day to register to vote is April 13 The first day to file for a place on the ballot was February 11 the last day to file will be March 13 the first day to apply for a ballot by mail will be March 14 and the last day will be May 5 The early vot ing will be held May 29 Absen tee voting clerks will be Mary Ann Sanderson Connie Taylor Heather Goss Morrison and Cheree Ivy the school calendar to begin at the See Page 4A Photo by Rhonda Varsane Texas Department of Transportation employees Shane Garcia and Michael Lackey worked to repair a downed school sign on US Highway 80 Tuesday Line Work Rescheduled By Julie Vaughan Editor Water line replacements which were scheduled to take place this past Monday were rescheduled for Tuesday February 28 be cause of the recent rainfalls Due to the inclement weather we were not able to get it accom city manager Butch Girdley said about the delay this week Some residents of the city are expected to be without water for three days as the city continues in the last phase of replacing water lines Traffic will be rerouted for three days next week as city crews assist contractors in the re placement of lines Southbound traffic will turn on ONeal Street to Street to ward 47 and northbound traffic will turn on 5lh Street to ONeal Street Water will be off from ONeal Street south along Street to ward Cannan Land and Broadmore Road and Franklin See LINE Page 4A Photo by Scott Mullen The Wills Point Tigers won the District 123A Crown after finishing the season with wins over Kemp and Crandall The freshmen and junior varsity Tigers also won district titles The Tigers play their first playoff game Friday night tonight against Van Alstyne at Rockwall Heath High School For more on the matchup see page 6A Doctor Dominoes Fell In To Save Kinne Robertson would likely be facing murder charges had a series of happen ings not occurred just right after Canton Athletic Director Gary Joe Kinne was shot on the morn ing of April 7 at the Canton High School field house Dr Luis Fernandez the sur geon who operated on Kinne and eventually removed the bullet took the witness stand day morning in Robertsons trial in Canton Robertson is being tried by a jury on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a public servant Fernandez told the jury Im a trauma surgeon but Im not that good If all the dominoes fall into place you can have a successful He said paramedics in the he had radioed ahead that Kinne was being brought in and for the operating room to be pre pared He said Kinne had been a good athlete He was in good physical condition the staff did a good job and God is Fernandez testified that Kinne lost between 70 and 80 percent of his liver due to the shooting Under questioning by Perkins he said he believes that Kinnes liver is now operating at 90 to 95 percent of its original capacity After removing the bullet from Kinne Fernandez said he placed it in a plastic cup labeled it and put it in a safe Mary Kathleen Bynum trauma program manager at Trin ity Mother Frances testified that she turned the plastic cup and the bullet over to Texas Ranger Kenny Ray who testified later in the trial See TRIAL Page 4A Filing Continues In City School Elections By Julie Vaughan Editor As of press time Wednesday there have been no new persons to file for city council or school board as the last day to file ap Four people have filed for the three places open on the school board while no one has filed for the two positions open on the city council Place 1 2 and 3 on the Wills Point ISD Board are up for elec tion this year Current board member Chris Mayfield has filed for reelection in his Place 1 and currently has one opponent with Ray Thomason also filing for Place 1 Mayfield has served on the board since 1991 Incumbent Darlene Weeser who currently holds Place 3 has filed with no opponent Weesner has served on the board since 2003 C has filed for Place See ELECTIONS Page 4A EDC Moves Forward On Paying Off Bond The Wills Point Economic Development Corporation voted to go ahead and pay off the bond of approximately dur ing their regular board meeting Tuesday rooming Last month the board voted on the reduction of a sales tax rev enue bond The 1996 bond was for and Uu EPC voted to tte remaining The bond was split between the American National Bank and Citizens Bank isaid the purpose of retiring the bond is to Give us flexibility to de a rail spur and flexibility in liquidity for prospective busi During her administrative re port Lettie Clark informed the board of several items including the Texas House of Represen has released their interim charges which included study ing the effectiveness of the Texas Enterprise Zone Program and its contributions in creating eco EDC Page 4A Early Voting Begins In GOP Democrat Primaries Stiff Writer Early voting began Tuesday February 21 and continues through March 3 in the March 7 Republican and Democratic pri maries Registered voters in Van Zandt County may vote early in the county clerks office on the sec ond floor of the courthouse in Canton Early voting is from 8 to 5 weekdays and from 9 to 3 on Saturday February 25 Candidates in the Republican Primary are United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison United Stales Representative District 5 Jeb Hensarling Governor Rick Perry Smith Larry Kilgore Star Locke Lieutenant Governor David Torn Kelly Attorney General Greg Abbott Comptroller of Public Ac counts Susan Combs Commissioner pf the General Office Jerry Patterson of Agriculture Railroad Commissioner Elisabeth Ames Jones Werner Justice Supreme Court Unex Term Wallace Jefferson Justice Supreme Court Place 2 Don Willett Steve Smith Justice Supreme Court Place 4 David M Medina Justice Supreme Court Place 6 Nathan Hecht Justice Supreme Court Place 8 Phil Johnson Presiding Judge of Criminal Appeals Tom Price Sharon Keller Justice Court of Criminal Ap peals Place 7 Barbara Parker Harvey Justice Court of Criminal Ap peals Place 8 Robert W Francis Charles Holcomb Terry Keel Member State Board of Edu cation District 9 Don McLeroy State Senator District 2 Tim McCallum Bob Deuell State Representative District Justice Court of Appeals District Place 3 Sam Griffith District Judge 294th Judicial District Teresa A Drum Criminal District Attorney Leslie Pointer Dixon County Judge Rhita District Clerk County Clerk Charlotte Bledsoe County Treasurer Terry Shepard County Commissioner Pre cinct 2 David B Risner Virgil Melton Jr Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Don Kirkpatrick Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Ronnie L Daniell Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Nancy Hammonds County Commissioner Pre cinct 4 Ron Carroll Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Scott Shinn Tracey L Garner County Chairman Lance Lenz Republicans will also be asked about 2006 Republican Primary Ballot Initiatives Should the Texas Legislature enact legislation requiring that voters provide valid photo iden in order to cast a ballot in any and all elections con ducted in the State of Texas Should the Texas Legislature place on the next constitutional amendment election ballot a proposition to protect private property from being taken for economic purposes Should every governmental body in Texas be required to limit any annual increases in spend See VOTING
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