Walk raises funds in memory of beloved teacher

Mark Price said his wife Pam would have enjoyed the expression of loyalty and love that was displayed for her Sunday in Pilot Point. Around 100 people enjoyed a breezy, sunny fall day to participate in the first-ever Pounding The Pavement walk that began at Massey Stadium in Pilot Point. The walking event, a 2.5-mile trek, celebrated the life of Pam Price – wife, mother, teacher and friend – and raised money to help find a cure for breast cancer. The walking path went from the stadium past the elementary school, where Price taught, to downtown Pilot Point and then back to the stadium for a victory lap. Price, 48, died from cancer in late May. The event, which honored other people affected by


Pilot Point kicker Tanna Tuinei has deserved all the attention she received in being the first female in Bearcats history to put on a helmet and shoulder pads. She was also crowned homecoming queen. It was the perfect story, almost too good to be true. However, when one person attracts so much attention, it can be at the expense of another, like the Bearcats’ starting kicker, senior Jaime Tavera. All offseason, Tavera heard people rave about Tuinei. Going into the season, special teams coach Greg Lane said it was an open competition; meaning Tavera’s starting job was in jeopardy. “I was nervous,” Tavera said. “I felt like she was going to take my spot.” But the competition with Tuinei made T

Gun shy? Not this duo

Amanda Davenport isn’t an actress, but she performed a starring role, so to speak, for a huge annual event last weekend in Pilot Point. Davenport played Bonnie Parker in the annual Bonnie and Clyde Days festival last Saturday on The Square. She said she just happened to be selected for the role. Davenport is Pilot Point’s economic development director. At a business meeting, she ran into Wayne Purser, the man in charge of finding actors to fill the role for the annual event. “I went to go talk to Wayne because I hadn’t been to his shop yet, and he told me I was the same size as Bonnie Parker and they were looking for a Bonnie. I told them I could do it and I have my own Clyde,” she said. “I’

Her favorite things

Vail Johnson loved horses, softball, reading and writing and had a deep Christian faith. She wrote several essays and wanted to be an author, competed nationally as an equestrian and recently began playing softball and became hooked on the sport. Vail, 9, a fourth-grader at Pilot Point Intermediate School, died unexpectedly in late August. Shortly after her death, her mother and stepfather, Susan and Chad Chance, decided to form a foundation in her name and memory to help the community. Foundation proceeds will go toward improvements at the school, library, sports facility (a softball field) and technology. On Oct 2, the Friends of Vail of Foundation held a “Denim & Green Benefit” to raise m

Bonnie, Clyde return to town

Downtown Pilot Point will turn back the clock again Saturday for the seventh rendition of Bonnie & Clyde Days. The annual event includes not only the re-enactment of the bank robbery scene from the movie “Bonnie & Clyde,” but it also offers a family fun run, vendors, car and antique tractor show, an activities area designated for children (Kid Zone), pie eating contest and music. Brave Compo, the Grammy-winning band from Denton, plays from 7:30-10:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. Other musical performers will play at the event. Events begin at 8 a.m. with the “Quick Getaway” 5K Family Fun Run. The festival closes at 5 p.m. Bonnie & Clyde Days has no admission charge, and the concert for Brave Comb

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