U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago
Monday, May 23, 2016
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Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Sarah Ketchersid, from Wills Point, assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, receives the Sailor of the Day award for May 17 from Capt. Greg... + continue reading

Photo by Larry Turner Cassidy Wilcoxson steps up from the baseline to play a sinking shot at this year’s 4A State Tennis Tournament.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
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Seven county tennis players, two representing Martins Mill and five from Wills Point, traveled to College Station May 16-17 to participate in the UIL State Tennis Tournament. The three doubles teams... + continue reading

Photo by Christine Davis Lady Mustang shortstop Briley Moon secures a ball for an out near the third base bag during play in the Regional Quarterfinal round against Beckville.
Friday, May 20, 2016
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The Martins Mill Lady Mustangs entered last week’s softball playoffs in rarefied air, playing the role of last man standing for Van Zandt County after following a perfect regular season with... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Riley Ramsey made the final start of his high school career May 14, allowing just two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work.
Friday, May 20, 2016
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Rivals Edgewood and Grand Saline continued their winning ways last week, each clinching Area round playoff titles to keep their dreams alive of reaching Round Rock to compete in the 3A State Baseball... + continue reading

Courtsey photo Members of the Canton Fire Department work the fire hose to control a fi re on The Mountain May 14.
Friday, May 20, 2016
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In the early morning hours of May 14, another fire struck The Mountain. This is the third fire on The Mountain – an enclave of shops featuring Old West theme located on Hwy. 64 – since... + continue reading

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago

Photo by Larry Turner Cassidy Wilcoxson steps up from the baseline to play a sinking shot at this year’s 4A State Tennis Tournament.

Photo by Christine Davis Lady Mustang shortstop Briley Moon secures a ball for an out near the third base bag during play in the Regional Quarterfinal round against Beckville.

Photo by David Kapitan Riley Ramsey made the final start of his high school career May 14, allowing just two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work.

Courtsey photo Members of the Canton Fire Department work the fire hose to control a fi re on The Mountain May 14.

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05/24/2016
Reading program begins June 10 May means high school graduation and it’s great to see these promising young adults heading into their futures.  We at the library wish each one bright year... + continue reading
05/24/2016
Mathea Guild meeting was held May 12 at the Van Zandt County Country Club in Canton. Rosemary Rumbley was the guest speaker. According to club members, Rumbley is one of their all-time favorites who always... + continue reading

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Courtesy photo Members of the North West Van Zandt Crime Watch.
05/17/2016
The North West Van Zandt Crime Watch held their spring meeting on May 7 at the home of Carolyn Minor. The program for the day was a meet and greet with the two candidates for VZC sheriff, Dale Corbett and Ron Carroll, and newly elected Pct. 3 Commissioner Keith Pearson. Each candidate addressed the group and answered questions. Election day... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Followers of Christ Church in Wills Point will host a four-day missions conference later this month. The event will feature pastors from the area as well as from other parts of the world.
05/15/2016
Followers of Christ Church, located on Highway 751 in Wills Point, will be the host once again for an annual gathering of pastors and missionaries from around the world for a four-day conference May 25 through 28.  Begun in 1997 by founding Pastor David Bridges, the vision has been that every church become “missions-minded.... + continue reading

Left: Ron Carroll Right: Dale Corbett
05/15/2016
The Edom TEA Party, Republican Club and Farm Bureau hosted a debate May 9 for candidates in the Republican Run-off election set for May 24. To provide information to voters about the candidates for Van Zandt County Sheriff – Ron Carroll and Dale Corbett – we are providing a transcription of the opening and closing statements as well... + continue reading

Photo by Christine Davis Leah Morgan notched what would become the game winning RBI in game one of the series between Martins Martin and Ore City May 6, bunting home teammate Calli Camacho in the top of the first inning.
05/14/2016
The field of six Van Zandt County softball playoff qualifiers continued to be winnowed down last week, with only one local team left standing entering the Regional Quarterfinals. The playoffs began two weeks ago with Canton, Edgewood, Fruitvale, Grand Saline, Martins Mill and Van all qualifying for the bi-district round. Only the Lady Mustangs... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Edgewood head girls basketball coach Kyle Short recently announced his retirement from the profession after 31 years on the sidelines and in the classroom. Short arrived in Edgewood during the 2006-’07 school year, guiding the girls basketball team to the 2A State Tournament in 2012.
05/14/2016
The high school teaching and coaching community will have a much different look moving forward, with Edgewood Coach Kyle Short announcing his retirement from the sidelines and classroom after 31 years. “I am retiring from teaching/coaching after 31 years in Texas public schools,” said Short, adding that he and his wife Lisa will... + continue reading

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05/21/2016
Wills Point's Shelbi Walser returned to the 4A State Track and Field Meet in Austin May 14, looking to defend her state title in the girls shotput wheelchair competition. In her first trip to... + continue reading

Photo by Larry Turner Cassidy Wilcoxson steps up from the baseline to play a sinking shot at this year’s 4A State Tennis Tournament.
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05/21/2016
Seven county tennis players, two representing Martins Mill and five from Wills Point, traveled to College Station May 16-17 to participate in the UIL State Tennis Tournament. The three doubles teams... + continue reading

Photo by Christine Davis Lady Mustang shortstop Briley Moon secures a ball for an out near the third base bag during play in the Regional Quarterfinal round against Beckville.
05/20/16

Photo by David Kapitan Riley Ramsey made the final start of his high school career May 14, allowing just two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work.
05/20/16

Photo by Christine Davis Leah Morgan notched what would become the game winning RBI in game one of the series between Martins Martin and Ore City May 6, bunting home teammate Calli Camacho in the top of the first inning.
05/14/16

Photo by David Kapitan Edgewood head girls basketball coach Kyle Short recently announced his retirement from the profession after 31 years on the sidelines and in the classroom. Short arrived in Edgewood during the 2006-’07 school year, guiding the girls basketball team to the 2A State Tournament in 2012.
05/14/16

Photo by David Kapitan Seth Wilson kicks up a cloud of dust as he slides head first into third base during Wills Point’s series clinching 13-3 win over the Crandall Pirates.
05/13/16

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05/12/2016
Our next “I Learned it at the Library” event will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6.  Cara Jordan, of Magical Memories by Cara, will be teaching photography tips and tricks.  You... + continue reading
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05/11/2016
The Friends of the Van Zandt County Library will meet in the Buchanan Room of the VZC Library for the annual business meeting and installation of officers at 10 a.m. Monday, May 9.   Mayor... + continue reading

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05/24/2016
Reading program begins June 10 May means high school graduation and it’s great to see these promising young adults heading into their futures.  We at the library wish each one bright... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Rosemary Rumbley was the guest speaker at the Mathea Guild May meeting.
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05/24/2016
Mathea Guild meeting was held May 12 at the Van Zandt County Country Club in Canton. Rosemary Rumbley was the guest speaker. According to club members, Rumbley is one of their all-time favorites... + continue reading