Photo by Christine Davis Junior Briley Moon escapes the Honey Grove Lady Warrior press attempt during playoff action at North McKinney High School.
Friday, February 24, 2017
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Former district rivals Fruitvale and Martins Mill became the standard bearers for Van Zandt County basketball last week, adding bi-district championships to their respective resumes while advancing... + continue reading

Courtesy photos Barbara Metch and her husband, Gary after winning the division reserve championship
Friday, February 24, 2017
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A 4H project gone wild, is what Barbara Metch calls Metch Polled Herefords. Herefords became a part of Barbara Metch Holan’s  life at age 10, when she started to show steers. Metch was... + continue reading
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Lloyd Shinn, second from left, went to work in the Dean Mathis Store when he was 145 years old. This photograph was taken in 1940 and shows Shinn with Wes Stone, far left, and store owners Mr. and... + continue reading
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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When Mal Fowler received a phone call from the East Texas Coaches Association (ETCA) recently, he was not expecting to receive the news given to him from the organization. Kyle Preston, the ETCA... + continue reading

Sheriff Dale Corbett, Bobby Harvey, Mary Harvey, Ginger Carson, Joe Carson and Gary Ross
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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A meeting of the Van Zandt County Precinct Watch Program was held at Callender Lake Feb. 9, with 34 members and nine guests attending for the Precinct 4 monthly meeting. Among the guests attending... + continue reading

Photo by Christine Davis Junior Briley Moon escapes the Honey Grove Lady Warrior press attempt during playoff action at North McKinney High School.

Courtesy photos Barbara Metch and her husband, Gary after winning the division reserve championship

Sheriff Dale Corbett, Bobby Harvey, Mary Harvey, Ginger Carson, Joe Carson and Gary Ross

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02/23/2017
The February meeting of the Friends of Van Zandt County Library was held Feb. 13. The program was a presentation on “The Orphan Trains” presented by Benja Mize. The attendees learned that the... + continue reading
02/22/2017
Neches River Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will present a program for the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society Saturday, Feb. 25. Each year, DAR recognizes the contributions of the first... + continue reading

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02/20/2017
Grand Saline first responders were called to a structure fire on N. Main Street at 5 p.m. Feb. 10 According to reports, the homeowner was burning leaves in a 55-gallon drum barrel and thought the fire had died out. Due to high winds, some of the embers blew out from the barrel to the shed that was close by the home. The fire destroyed half of... + continue reading

Photo by David Barber Preparing to load and unload meals for the Meals on Wheels Ministry in Canton are left to right, Bob Summit, on-site coordinator in Canton, Billy Foster and Hank Stuth.
02/19/2017
What began as a ministry in the First United Methodist Church in Canton has grown to a local and county-wide service operating out of the Senior Citizens building downtown. The Meals on Wheels Ministry is currently serving meals four days a week to around 60 homebound elderly and disabled citizens not only in Canton but throughout Van Zandt... + continue reading

Photo by Ayla Rightenour Senior Trent Easley fires up a shot during his final basketball home game in a Grand Saline uniform.
02/18/2017
The Grand Saline basketball program saw another draw to a close last with the Indians playing their final two games of the season against Mineola and Kemp. The Indians played their final home contest of the 2016-'17 season Feb. 10, falling short in a 62-50 loss to the Mineola Yellowjackets. Mineola and Grand Saline played to a virtual... + continue reading
02/18/2017
Van Zandt County District Attorney Chris Martin released the following press release regarding the death of Glenda Dry of Grand Saline. “Hugh Michael Means, 56, of Grand Saline, was indicted by the Van Zandt County Grand Jury on Jan. 25, 2017, for Intoxication Manslaughter relating to the death of Ms. Glenda Dry, also of Grand Saline. Mr... + continue reading

Photo by Faith Caughron Quinton Locke shoots and scores in the fourth quarter of the final Edgewood home game of the year against Eustace.
02/17/2017
The Edgewood Bulldogs entered the 2016-’17 season with plenty of expectations, being tabbed by many as the team to beat in District 12-3A. The Bulldogs have more than lived up to the hype so far, defeating both Alba-Golden and Eustace over the past 7 days to add another district championship trophy to the resume of the Edgewood athletic... + continue reading

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Photo by Christine Davis Junior Briley Moon escapes the Honey Grove Lady Warrior press attempt during playoff action at North McKinney High School.
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02/24/2017
Former district rivals Fruitvale and Martins Mill became the standard bearers for Van Zandt County basketball last week, adding bi-district championships to their respective resumes while advancing... + continue reading
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02/19/2017
The Fruitvale Bobcats hit the court twice last week, wrapping up District 24-1A play with games against Avinger and Yantis. The Bobcats earned a split in those two contests, defeating the Indians 49-... + continue reading

Photo by Faith Caughron Quinton Locke shoots and scores in the fourth quarter of the final Edgewood home game of the year against Eustace.
02/17/17

Courtesy photo Chief Gregg Beverly, Firefighter Eric Tabraham, and Asst. Chiefs Scott Walker and Heath Morris of the SVZ Volunteer Fire Department.
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02/24/2017
One of the ways that the community can support the library is by giving memorial donation or donations to honor someone to the library.  After the loss of a loved one, we have all looked... + continue reading
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02/22/2017
The Friends of the Library are in their fundraising season and membership drive.  The membership to the Friends of the Library is $25 per family and $50 for business members. Money raised... + continue reading

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02/23/2017
The February meeting of the Friends of Van Zandt County Library was held Feb. 13. The program was a presentation on “The Orphan Trains” presented by Benja Mize. The attendees learned... + continue reading

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01/31/2017
Roy Philp Jr., author of “The Hoot Owl Man,” was the guest speaker Jan. 19 at the Grand Saline Public Library Set in East Texas, the book tells the story of David and his son, Matthew... + continue reading

From left to right Darlene Weesner and Carolyn Cantrell of Wills Point.
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State Farm grants $5K to Grand Saline
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