Thursday, December 14, 2017
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On Dec. 12, 2017, at 11:50 a.m. Lt. Burton of the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 in the Canton area. During the stop, Lt.... + continue reading
Monday, December 11, 2017
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On Nov. 20, local attorney Joshua Wintters formally filed paperwork seeking election as Judge of the Van Zandt County Court at Law in the upcoming March Republican primary. The Van Zandt County... + continue reading
Monday, December 4, 2017
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State Representative Dan Flynn was the guest speaker at the First Baptist Church of Ben Wheeler during their Veterans Day Celebration in November. State Rep. Flynn spoke to those in attendance... + continue reading
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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A furious second half rally by the Van Vandals came up short at the end and as a result, for the second year in a row, the Kennedale Wildcats eliminated Van from the Class 4A, Division I state... + continue reading
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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For whatever reason, playing the Princeton Panthers seems to bring out the best and the worst in the Van Vandals. After rallying from a 27-point deficit in their Sept. 2 regular season meeting at... + continue reading

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12/11/2017
State Representative Lance Gooden (R-Terrell) announced his run for Congress.   Rep. Gooden has been widely recognized as one of the most effective leaders in the Texas House for his ability to turn... + continue reading
12/04/2017
Tuesday night's matchup between the Martins Mill Lady Mustangs and LaPoynor Lady Flyers had all the makings of a heavyweight battle, featuring perennial state title contenders ranked second and fifth... + continue reading

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10/30/2017
Every two years the Republican Party of Texas recognizes an outstanding volunteer from each of the 31 Texas senatorial districts.  Criterion for the award is that the individual advance the conservative values held by the Republican Party.  The recipient of the award for senate district 2, which includes Van Zandt County, was Dr. Dwayne... + continue reading
10/30/2017
The Van Zandt County Library will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Oct. 31 in its current location at 317 First Monday Lane in Canton, but the history of the library dates back to its humble beginnings in 1933.. From its modest start in a dark room in the basement of the county courthouse, the library has grown into a 10,000-square foot facility... + continue reading
10/23/2017
The Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial is a proud monument to those who have bravely fought in wars throughout the decades. Visitors flock to the memorial to remember loved ones, experience the attractions and to pay homage to those who have served. However, behind the memorial is a treasure-filled trove of history and memorabilia of wars of the... + continue reading
10/23/2017
Edom Arts Festival was in full swing last weekend, with a multitude of visitors filling the alleyways and streets of Edom to find unique pieces of art and fair finds. The festival also has a children’s area where children can make their own art and take home. Eliot Burk was on hand to help lead a children’s theatre group during the... + continue reading
10/23/2017
Following a lengthy discussion, the Van Zandt County Commissioners’ Court voted to table an agenda item regarding the borrowing of $750,000 for the remainder of the calendar year. The decision to table the measure took place during the regular meeting Oct. 18 of the VZC Commissioners’ Court. VZC Auditor Freddy Thomas introduced... + continue reading

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Tuesday night's matchup between the Martins Mill Lady Mustangs and LaPoynor Lady Flyers had all the makings of a heavyweight battle, featuring perennial state title contenders ranked second and... + continue reading
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The Edgewood Bulldogs gave the 8th ranked Holliday Eagles everything they could possibly want and more Nov. 24, dueling down to their Area round matchup. In the end, a late score and timely defensive... + continue reading

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Does your family have traditions that you follow? Passing on family traditions helps to bond the generations together, creating an intense closeness and a depth of understanding unlike any other... + continue reading
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A summons for jury duty awaited me in my mailbox once I finally came home around 9:45 p.m. after a 9-hour day working and 1.5 hours on the treadmill two weeks ago. At first, I was hopeful that I... + continue reading

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The Storytime children and the Imagination Chapter helped us create the decorations necessary to participate in the Chamber of Commerce tree-decorating contest this year.  Our tree had 3D... + continue reading
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Elvis Allen of Fruitvale spoke to the Neches River Chapter NSDAR at its monthly meeting held on  Nov. 9 at the American National Bank in Canton.  His topic was “Witching (Dowsing) for... + continue reading