Protesting in Pilot Point

Area people come to Square to speak out against racism An otherwise peaceful protest at the Pilot Point Square on June 18 took a turn when a dissenting citizen was arrested on a charge of public intoxication and was found in possession of an air pistol. A group of between 50-60 protestors arrived at the square, taking turns speaking from a bullhorn and marching around the perimeter of the town’s center. The people at the gathering were there to protest issues related to racism and police brutality, the third such protest in as many weeks in Pilot Point. Similar gatherings have been organized across the globe since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in police custody. Approximatel

Aubrey looks at land use plan with residents

About 20 people gathered in the Aubrey Area Library Community Center to talk about the vision for Aubrey’s future land use on Tuesday evening. Michelle Hardin and Jayashree Narayana, city planners for Aubrey, gave a presentation about the future land use map they are preparing to bring before the City Council to help give developers and business owners an informed view of what Aubrey wants to become. “If you don’t know who you want to be, how can we tell somebody else when they come and ask us?” City Administrator Mark Kaiser said after the meeting. “… If we don’t determine who we want to be, then somebody else will for us.” The council members were all in attendance, with Mayor Janet Meyers

Leading by example

Nurse recounts experiences treating COVID patients Little things like holding her daughter Charlotte and being held by her husband Kenneth mean even more now to Pilot Point resident Rebecca Berry. That’s because she spent two months working as a Parkland Hospital Tactical Care Unit nurse, caring for COVID-19-positive patients in Dallas. “I want to be a source of hope and comfort and healing to somebody,” she said. “I want to meet the most vulnerable people right where they are and change their life.” After her shifts in the unit, Rebecca stayed in an RV parked in her driveway in Pilot Point instead of chancing bringing the virus home to her family. Although Rebecca has returned home and to h

Pilot Point Rocks

A large ladybug could be found between the Farmers and Merchants Bank building and Powerhouse Burger on Monday morning. The beetle wasn’t alive, though; it’s one of the rocks Pilot Point Rocks founder Lori Beggs has painted and placed around the area. “When [the pandemic] started, there were families walking and biking more often, and you think about that family walking and some little 3-year-old going, ‘Mommy, look what I found!’” Beggs said. “It’s just that little happiness moment.” Inspired by a friend who does something similar in Frisco, she decided to start placing the little pieces of artwork throughout Pilot Point during the height of the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. “There’s so much

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