A token of appreciation

Anyone passing by Aubrey Veterans Memorial Park will be reminded of something – a memorial for veterans past, present and future. That memorial, in the front of the park not far from the roadway, was dedicated Saturday afternoon in a ceremony attended by more than 100 people, some of whom were veterans. Local city leaders and residents also attended the ceremony, which included the posting of colors from the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 920 in Denton and the Aubrey High School saxophone quartet playing the national anthem. Jackie Fuller, president of the Aubrey Historical Society, was the master of ceremonies at the event and said her organization began discussions months ago, as 2017

Vail Johnson: A child sent with a purpose

Barbie Pope describes Vail Johnson as a merchant ship filled with gifts of love and joy for those around her. Pope, the librarian at Pilot Point Elementary School, led the dedication Monday of a tree built in memory of Vail, who died suddenly last August at the age of 9. Pope quoted scripture from Proverbs 31:14: “She is like the merchant ships; she brings her food from afar.” “Her spirit, godliness, love and compassion was shared with everyone she came in contact with,” Pope said. “Just as a merchant traveler brings goods to trade, Vail was a merchant ship as she gave the beauty of God to everyone.” A pillar in the center of the school’s library was renovated into the shape of a tree, with

In God We Trust

Brad Armstrong was driving through Pilot Point last Thursday when he remembered that it was the National Day of Prayer. He found what he needed — a place to pray with others — as he came upon The Square. Armstrong wore a Texas Rangers shirt to the service. Afterward, he laughed when he was asked if he prayed for the struggling team. “You know, they’re the local team and they our need support, but God’s going to decide who’s going to win,” Armstrong said, Armstrong joined about 100 people for the noontime service, which featured the presentation and retirement of colors by American Legion Post 550 and music by John Theisen Jr. of Midway Church. Local pastors and others offered prayers for the

Brainiacs

Seven students from Pilot Point Middle School got a much-needed break from their regular routine and took a trip down to Alamo City on April 22 for the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association state competition. Three students – eighth graders Nate Brown and Elijah Young and seventh grader Aiden Bickers – returned to Pilot Point with distinguished honors. Out of the 3,000-plus students at the competition, the trio finished in the top 20 in math and science. Brown finished second in mathematics and 20th in calculator. Young finished 12th in mathematics and Bickers placed 14th in science. Each test determined problem-solving skills in subjects like algebra, number sense, biology and pre-calc

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