Danny David returns to coach Cats

The Pilot Point ISD School Board didn't have to look far to find a new head football coach. In fact, he lives in Pilot Point. The board voted to hire Danny David as the PPISD's head coach and and athletics director in a 7-0 vote Thursday night. He will replace Rob Best, who announced plans to retire in November. David, who currently is the head coach an AD in nearby Collinsville, will join the PPISD on Feb. 8. He said he’s “extremely excited” to take the job and is eager to come home, in more ways than one. “Pilot Point’s a very special place,” said David, who graduated from Pilot Point Selz High School in 1983 and played on the Bearcats’ 1980 and 1981 state championship teams. His head coac

Mixed emotions towards Trump

Five men sitting at a bar found reason Friday to salute a new chief executive in the White House as Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th American president. “Best thing since sliced bread. Our long national nightmare is over,” said Frank Newman of Lake Kiowa, quoting President Gerald Ford in reference to the departure of Barak Obama from the presidency. But Joan Wooster and Glenda Carlisle of Tioga, who were sitting at a nearby table at American Legion Post 550 in Pilot Point, were less enthused about Trump’s inauguration. “I’m not impressed,” Carlisle said, explaining she thinks Trump is too opinionated. “I’m just not sure,” Wooster said of Trump, although she knows his business backgro

Fire leaves couple homeless

Kirk Foutch left his Pilot Point home early Monday in his underwear, grabbing his phone before he departed. A neighbor across the street, Tom Crawford, offered him some clothes to wear. He also called the fire department. “Neighbor in need – done,” Crawford said about helping Foutch. “That’s all I have to know.” Foutch’s home at 101 S. College St. burned down, but he and four others in the house – including two children – were able to escape unharmed. Foutch said Monday a couple of dogs were missing, one of which belonged to Foutch and another belonged to his girlfriend’s friend. The girlfriend’s friend is the mother of the two children, both of whom are under 10. The county fire marshal det

Time for change

Saundra Lapsley has been active in local government and now wants to channel her interest in the state and national level. Lapsley, who lives a mile east of Pilot Point and was a mayor of a small town in Oklahoma, is active in the Convention of States movement. She and other activists have organized a meeting for Saturday in Aubrey. The meeting will provide information about the process in Article V of the U.S. Constitution that requires a convention for proposing constitutional amendments to be called if two-thirds of the states vote to do so. It will be held from 10:15-11:30 a.m. at the Aubrey Area Library. Lapsley said she got involved in the movement because she wants to see the country

Nations' symbol back for the winter

Adrenaline rushed through Mike Noland’s body as he spotted a bald eagle flying over Ray Roberts Lake on his way back from the store. Noland, a park host for Ray Roberts Lake State Park, was on his way back to his camper from the store when he noticed our nation’s bird hovering over a lake 150-200 yards from his campsite. Noland camps at the Quail Run area of the park with his wife. “I saw an eagle diving into the water catching fish, so I grabbed my wife and my camera,” Noland said. “I could see it setting up on tree so I took a couple of pictures and then all of a sudden I saw a second one fly up and snapped a shot of it.” Noland said now he can check an item off his bucket list. “I’ve neve

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