September 7, 2017

 Katrina taught a hard lesson, Bailey says 

Shileta Bailey has four words for the people affected by the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey: “God doesn’t make mistakes.”

“I know that may not be what they want to hear right now,” said Bailey, whose family fled from Hur...

August 24, 2017

Roy Bowling made the trip to Ray Roberts Lake State Park Monday afternoon to join millions around the country in viewing the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. in over 30 years.  He said it was arguably “the most photographed event in our nation’s history.”

The total...

August 17, 2017

The Pilot Point Bearcats, Aubrey Chaparrals and Tioga Bulldogs will complete their first full week of padded practice Friday. The next step in preparing for the season is seeing how each team’s playbook works against other teams when scrimmages begin this weekend. 


April 20, 2017

Robyn Leslie kept potential ideas she would use if she ever became principal written down in her journal as far back as four years ago.


On April 13, superintendent Dan Ray Gist II and the school board saw fit to remove the interim tag and make her Pil...

September 8, 2016

Adversity can come in many different forms.

For the Pilot Point Bearcats, inexperience and lack of depth help explain two straight losses.

In Pilot Point’s first two games against Krum and Muenster, the Bearcats were competitive in the first quarter.

After that, they were...

September 1, 2016

After his son Taylor committed suicide in 2003, Don Hooton discovered the high school baseball player from Plano had been taking anabolic steroids in a misguided effort to improve his performance.


Hooton also learned that parents and students alike we...

August 25, 2016

G.A. Moore’s appearance Friday at PointBank immediately became a family reunion, filled with loud laughter and nostalgic stories about a man who changed many lives.


“It’s an honor and a privilege to get to see everybody because you just don’t g...

August 18, 2016

Whenever people see the blue stripe on the back of Rhonda Hamilton’s car, they may wonder if her window is damaged. Hamilton’s response is: “I’m backing the blue.”


Wednesday morning, Hamilton and more than a dozen teachers at Pilot Point Elementary Sc...

August 11, 2016

A significant part of James Hilliard’s life went up in smoke on a cold night in January when Clark’s Outpost was destroyed by fire.


Hillard, who has worked at the barbeque restaurant since 1974, is determined to resurrect its storied gallery of...

August 4, 2016

Every once in a while, a person comes along who redefines the standard and blazes a new path. For Pilot Point, that person is Tanna Tuinei.

Tuinei has etched her name in history, becoming the first female to play football for the Pilot Point Bearcats. She joined the tea...

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