Never forget

Jackie Jenkins wants to make amends to veterans of the Vietnam War for how they were treated when they came home, so she decided to throw a welcome home party. The Vietnam Era Veterans Welcome Home Celebration took place this past Saturday at American Legion Vaughn-Walling Post 550 in Pilot Point. The entrance to the post was lined with miniature American Flags, and each veteran was greeted at the door with a hug and an expression of gratitude. The event featured a welcome home ceremony from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and then the rest of the afternoon transitioned into a flurry of eating, drinking and dancing. Jenkins, who’s the chaplain of the auxiliary unit of the local American Legion, was inspired

Horse whisperer

It was a scene made for Horse Country, U.S.A. Drivers stopped and snapped pictures as Bob Boyd and Krissy Peterson took turns trotting their horses around The Square Tuesday. Peterson and Boyd are horse brokers who buy horses from people who are no longer capable caretakers and sell them to prospective buyers. Peterson’s business is located in Dallas and Boyd’s ranch is based out of Pilot Point. The two have been partners for the past five years. “We pick horses up from ranchers with a variety of things that prohibit them from riding like they’d want to,” Boyd said. “They love their horses and want to see them find a good home so that’s what we aim to do.” Boyd and Peterson inspect the horse

Cats stay red hot

The Pilot Point Lady Cats took the chill out of the cool night air with the heat of their bats in a 15-0 district win over the visiting Pottsboro Lady Cardinals Monday night. Pilot Point pounded out 11 hits and sent 24 batters to the plate in just two innings of play as the Lady Cats run-ruled Pottsboro in a three-inning game. UIL rules allow softball games to end after three innings in a district contest if a team is ahead by 15 runs and the district executive committee approves the stipulation. With the win, the Lady Cats improve to 14-1-1 on the year and 3-0 in district play. “It was just one of those nights where everything fell into place,” Pilot Point coach James Ramsey said. “The star

Texans speak out

FLOWER MOUND – In a rare congressional town hall in North Texas on Saturday, U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Pilot Point, withstood two hours of booing from hundreds of angry constituents at a local high school. It was notable that Burgess was there in the flesh; many of his colleagues have avoided such events during the congressional recess, choosing virtual discussions over rowdy and combative public forums with residents outraged over the Trump administration’s recent policies. Like other similar events across the country, most of the attendees at Burgess’ town hall were upset over Republican plans to repeal — and possibly replace — the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama’s si

Future journalists

When Aubrey students in Michelle Rasure’s journalism class first joined, they didn’t really know what to think because this was the first year a journalism class became available as an elective. After a couple of months in, the class has opened their eyes to the world around them. “This class makes you think about other things that are going on that you wouldn’t normally think about,” freshman Morgan Place said. “A while back, I did a story on earthquakes in Italy and if I didn’t write that story I never would’ve known how that earthquake impacted that country.” Rasure said the purpose of the class is to “teach students to write with a purpose and with a specific audience in mind.” The class

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