Courtesy photos Ed Pickett and Robert “Shorty” Farmer are the artists behind the Kneeling Soldier statue. Farmer provided the photography of the model and Pickett is the sculptor.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Vets group hopes for unveiling Nov. 11 The Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial has sent the prototype of the kneeling soldier to the foundry for casting and the time is nearing for the statue to... + continue reading

Photo by Doug Stuart Lady Vandal ace Bailey Daniels shares a lighthearted moment with her catcher during Van’s 4-3 district clinching win against rival Canton April 22.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Six Van Zandt County teams kicked off bi-district round playoff A good year for Van Zandt County softball teams has the potential to get much, much better in the coming weeks. With the regular season... + continue reading

Photo by Angie Day Canton’s Cordale Harrison hits the final straightaway of the 1600 meter final.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
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The three biggest school districts in Van Zandt County, Canton, Van and Wills Point, all sent athletes to Emory Rains High School for the second consecutive week. On April 13-14, that trio of schools... + continue reading

Courtesy Photo For the second consecutive year, Wills Point will send five competitors to College Station for the 4A State Tournament. Qualifying athletes include Chase Daniell, Kelsey James, Patrick Petzold, Kolton Adams and Cassidy Wilcoxson.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
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The Wills Point Tiger tennis team will return to what has seemingly become their home away from home, qualifying five athletes to compete in the 4A State Tennis Tournament at Texas A&M in College... + continue reading

Photo by Tracy Erwin Edgewood’s Brooke Pierce finished seventh overall at the triple jump, jumping a distance of 30’11”.
Friday, April 29, 2016
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Edgewood and Grand Saline each sent athletes to Mineola last week, taking to the track for the District 13-14 3A Track Meet. Each team performed well, qualifying athletes to compete at the Regional... + continue reading

Courtesy photos Ed Pickett and Robert “Shorty” Farmer are the artists behind the Kneeling Soldier statue. Farmer provided the photography of the model and Pickett is the sculptor.

Photo by Doug Stuart Lady Vandal ace Bailey Daniels shares a lighthearted moment with her catcher during Van’s 4-3 district clinching win against rival Canton April 22.

Photo by Angie Day Canton’s Cordale Harrison hits the final straightaway of the 1600 meter final.

Courtesy Photo For the second consecutive year, Wills Point will send five competitors to College Station for the 4A State Tournament. Qualifying athletes include Chase Daniell, Kelsey James, Patrick Petzold, Kolton Adams and Cassidy Wilcoxson.

Photo by Tracy Erwin Edgewood’s Brooke Pierce finished seventh overall at the triple jump, jumping a distance of 30’11”.

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05/04/2016
Trinity Valley Community College Continuing and Workforce Education department announces a summer CNA course to be held in Canton. The course will be held at Crossroads Church, 1930 S. Trade Days Blvd.,... + continue reading
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We had visitors on Friday, April 22 at the Van Zandt County Library for Storytime.  Darla Costlow and Happy Bear from Children’s Advocacy Center came to read stories.  Several children had... + continue reading

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Jay Scott McEvers
04/29/2016
An inmate who created “a facsimile firearm while in confinement” used the make-believe weapon to escape from the Van Zandt County Jail about 8 p.m. April 27. Jay Scott McEvers, 47, was recaptured near Wills Point about 12 hours later. “He used family members and known associates to facilitate this escape,” VZC Sheriff... + continue reading

Photos courtesy Gov. Greg Abbott’s office Gov. Greg Abbott shakes the hand of newly named Brigadier General Dan Flynn as Flynn’s family – son-in-law Mike Weempe, daughter Tammy Flynn Weempe, wife Susan and son Josh Flynn – looks on.
04/28/2016
Many in and around Van Zandt County have known Dan Flynn for well more than 30 years. Since 2002, his service to Texas House District 2 and Van Zandt County has made an impression on this region. Flynn has dedicated much of his life to serving the country, the state of Texas and Van Zandt County. On April 11 at the Texas State Capital, the... + continue reading
04/25/2016
Group to gather at courthouse to mark Holocaust On Sunday afternoon May 1, the public is invited to join the Van Zandt County annual March of Remembrance to commemorate the 11 million victims, including 6 million Jews, of the Holocaust and to honor those who survived. “As Christians, we are standing with our Jewish friends and... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Lefthander Hosea Carroll fires a pitch during the first inning of Wills Point’s 11-2 loss against the Bears.
04/23/2016
The Wills Point Tigers and Brownsboro Bears met for the third and final time during District 14-4A play. Unfortunately for the home crowd and the Tigers, game three finished with a similar result as the first two meetings with Brownsboro building up an early lead in an 11-2 win. The Bear offense delivered clutch hit after clutch hit in the... + continue reading

Courtesy Photo The Canton Eagle golf team of Will Huddle, Travis Perkins, Matthew Allen, Patrick Malouf and Logan Willeford finished third overall at the Region II Golf Tournament at VZCC April 11-12 to qualify for the 4A State Tournament.
04/23/2016
Van Zandt County will be well represented during both the 2016 2A and 4A State Golf Tournament later this month, sending a contingent that will include two Van golfers, as well as both the Martins Mill and Canton boys teams. The Van Vandal golf program sent two competitors, District 14-4A individual boys champion Logan Lockwood and individual... + continue reading

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Photo by Doug Stuart Lady Vandal ace Bailey Daniels shares a lighthearted moment with her catcher during Van’s 4-3 district clinching win against rival Canton April 22.
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05/01/2016
Six Van Zandt County teams kicked off bi-district round playoff A good year for Van Zandt County softball teams has the potential to get much, much better in the coming weeks. With the regular season... + continue reading
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04/30/2016
The Grand Saline Indians edged themselves closer to a possible district title over the course of the past week, getting back-to-back shutout wins to improve to 10-3 overall in District 14-3A play... + continue reading

Photo by Angie Day Canton’s Cordale Harrison hits the final straightaway of the 1600 meter final.
04/30/16

Courtesy Photo For the second consecutive year, Wills Point will send five competitors to College Station for the 4A State Tournament. Qualifying athletes include Chase Daniell, Kelsey James, Patrick Petzold, Kolton Adams and Cassidy Wilcoxson.
04/30/16

Photo by Tracy Erwin Edgewood’s Brooke Pierce finished seventh overall at the triple jump, jumping a distance of 30’11”.
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04/21/2016
Supreme Court rules in ‘one person, one vote’ case  AUSTIN — On a unanimous vote of 8-0, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 4 affirmed that states may continue to draw... + continue reading
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04/19/2016
"The future ain't what it used to be." So said Yogi Berra, the famed New York Yankee as well known for his unintentionally humorous quotes and thought-provoking malaprops as for his... + continue reading

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Courtesy photos Happy Bear took a turn coloring with children at the Van Zandt County Library.
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05/04/2016
We had visitors on Friday, April 22 at the Van Zandt County Library for Storytime.  Darla Costlow and Happy Bear from Children’s Advocacy Center came to read stories.  Several... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Attending the convention in Denton were, top row from left, Carolyn Davis, Inez Stamper, Judy Dickens, front row, Carolyn Minor and Jimmie Lou Buchanan. Not pictured is Van Zandt County Extension Agent Melisa Rhodes.
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04/27/2016
The Van Zandt Extension Education Association members attended their annual District 4 Conference and Cultural Arts Event in Denton April 12 and 13.  The VZEEA County Chairperson Carolyn... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Attending a Confederate veteran memorial service were TXUDC members from left, Carrie Anne Woolverton, Betty Wilson, Pattizo Humphries, Kitty Wheeler, Sylvia Sims, Donna Carter, Lou Ann Everett, Cynthia Harman, Benja Mize, Sandra Jones, Syliva Barbee and Linda Dean.
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Left to right are Lanette Thomas with Baci, Kathy Burkham with Star, Waumdene Blue with Gremlin, Pat Hammon with Hobo and Vicki Ragle with Lady Bug.
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