Just like family

G.A. Moore’s appearance Friday at PointBank immediately became a family reunion, filled with loud laughter and nostalgic stories about a man who changed many lives. “It’s an honor and a privilege to get to see everybody because you just don’t get to see them often,” Moore said. “Pilot Point’s a special place. It always has been and always will be.” Moore was at the bank to sign copies of the new book profiling Moore. “Beyond Just Win: A Profile on G.A. Moore” by Ed Housewright is an examination of Moore’s life and achievements in 45 years of coaching high school football. Dozens of people attended to purchase a signed copy and pay their respects to the legendary coach, who has the most wins

Teachers back the blue

Whenever people see the blue stripe on the back of Rhonda Hamilton’s car, they may wonder if her window is damaged. Hamilton’s response is: “I’m backing the blue.” Wednesday morning, Hamilton and more than a dozen teachers at Pilot Point Elementary School to take a photo wore gray T-shirts that read “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” on the back in support of local police. Teachers also had the back windows of their car striped with blue tape to support the Pilot Point officers. “I think it’s good for the community to realize that this is a safe place,” said Hamilton, a teacher’s aide at the school. “We wanted to raise awareness in the community to show ou

A new lease on life

A significant part of James Hilliard’s life went up in smoke on a cold night in January when Clark’s Outpost was destroyed by fire. Hillard, who has worked at the barbeque restaurant since 1974, is determined to resurrect its storied gallery of memories, including where he met his bride. “It took 41 years to get what was in there. I figure I can spend another 40 years to get that much in there again,” Hillard said. Hillard and Steve Gressett took ownership of Clark’s Outpost after the original owner, Warren Clark, died in 1996. His wife Nancy operated it for about five years before deciding to sell to Hilliard and Gressett. Clark opened the restaurant on U.S. 377 in 1974, hiring Hilliard as

Blazing a new path

Every once in a while, a person comes along who redefines the standard and blazes a new path. For Pilot Point, that person is Tanna Tuinei. Tuinei has etched her name in history, becoming the first female to play football for the Pilot Point Bearcats. She joined the team last Friday and hopes to earn the starting kicker position. She’s aware of the historic moment and wants to embrace it to empower girls and young women everywhere. “I like to be the first in anything,” said Tuinei, a senior. “I wanted to be the first girl to show younger girls that they can do whatever they want as long as they work hard enough. It’s not just a saying. If they step out of their comfort zones, they can achiev

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