Thursday, July 20, 2017
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A plan to digitally archive all records in the Van Zandt County Clerk’s office was approved unanimously by the VZC Commissioners Court during their July 11 meeting. VZC Clerk Pam Pearman,... + continue reading

An overflowing crowd which included several law enforcement officers were in attendance July 11 at the regular monthly meeting of the Grand Saline City Council. No one signed up to speak for the “public comment” portion of the meeting. Council members heard an audit report and an update on the proposed new Salt Museum during their 35-minute open session.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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An update from councilwoman Mary Jane Hollowell and Grand Saline Salt Museum Board President Dr. James Lea on the proposed new Salt Museum facility for the city was presented during the July 11 Grand... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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A number of law enforcement agencies throughout Van Zandt County participated in a moment of silence July 7 to honor the fallen Dallas Police Department officers that were killed in the line of duty... + continue reading
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Grand Saline Police Chief Justin Collins was placed on paid administrative leave July 10 by the City of Grand Saline. Joel Elliott of the Elliott Law Firm in Canton and attorney for the City of... + continue reading
Monday, July 17, 2017
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On Tuesday, July 11 Van Zandt County Precinct 2 Judge Ronnie Daniell presented a letter of intent to retire to VZC Judge Don Kirkpatrick. Judge Daniell will have served the citizens of Pct. 2 and... + continue reading

An overflowing crowd which included several law enforcement officers were in attendance July 11 at the regular monthly meeting of the Grand Saline City Council. No one signed up to speak for the “public comment” portion of the meeting. Council members heard an audit report and an update on the proposed new Salt Museum during their 35-minute open session.

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07/20/2017
We knew that the library was busy during June but we had no idea how busy until we did our end of month reports. The library had 1,626 visitors. That is the largest number of people to visit the library in any... + continue reading
07/18/2017
On July 7, 2017 at approximately 9:53 p.m., Troopers responded to a three-vehicle fatal crash on IH-20 in Van Zandt County near the city of Van.  Preliminary crash investigations revealed that a 2014 Ford... + continue reading

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07/16/2017
Photographer Ine Burke captured a sunset in Van Zandt County at the Sabine River headwater by the Tawakoni Spillway and Holiday Marina in Wills Point. The photo was submitted to the Van Zandt News in the Explore magazine cover contest. See more submission photos page 1B.  Photo by Ine Burke For more photos, subscribe to the Van Zandt... + continue reading
07/13/2017
The Edom Volunteer Fire Department will be celebrating its 50th anniversary Aug. 19. Events at the firehouse will include an open house and barbeque. Attendees will learn how the Edom Volunteer Fire Department grew from a single truck to a fully-functioning full station today. Edom Volunteer Fire Fighters past and present will also be on hand... + continue reading

Photo by DeAnna Sistrunk
07/12/2017
With over 100 entries submitted in the Van Zandt Newspapers Explore cover contest, DeAnna Sistrunk was named the Explore 2017 cover contest winner. Sistrunk’s photo depicts a peaceful setting over a pond in Myrtle Springs in Van Zandt County. The contest attracted a wide variety of photographs, from roadrunners catching a frog to... + continue reading

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07/11/2017
Nolan White, center, reads a portion of the Declaration of Independence during a reading of the entire document June 30 by several Canton defense lawyers on the steps of the VZC Courthouse. Other local lawyers who read portions of the Declaration of Independence included left to right, Joel Elliott, Justin Beckam, John Sickel, Dean White, Joshua... + continue reading

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07/10/2017
Former Canton Police Chief Mike Echols passed away Saturday, July 1, in Tyler. Chief Echols retired from the Canton Police Department Aug. 31, 2015. Echols had been with Canton PD since 1987 and was the chief since October 2007. Memorial services were held for Michael Wayne Echols, 72, of Malakoff Monday, July 3, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in... + continue reading

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06/23/2017
The next generation of Bulldog basketball players took to the court recently to take part in the annual Edgewood Summer Basketball Camp. Participants received in instruction from members of the... + continue reading

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06/11/2017
Martins Mill standout Grace Camacho was recently selected by the Texas Girls Coaches Association as a 2016-’17 Softball Legacy All-Star. The TGCA selects a maximum of 20 All-Stars, from... + continue reading

Photo by Tracy Erwin The Edgewood Bulldogs wrapped up a 9-1 run through District 12-3A play by winning at least a share of five Superlative honors as well as four spots on the All-District First Team.
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07/17/2017
Although school hasn't officially started yet, educators across Texas are already in back to school mode. From the first day of instruction, students are preparing for the ultimate measure of... + continue reading
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07/14/2017
Column 18 of The Inspired Cook for the Van Zandt News Teaching children to cook Summertime is the perfect time to teach your children to cook. If you are wondering how old your child should be... + continue reading

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07/20/2017
We knew that the library was busy during June but we had no idea how busy until we did our end of month reports. The library had 1,626 visitors. That is the largest number of people to visit the... + continue reading
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07/15/2017
On July 4th, the Will White family met in the Community Center in Van to celebrate 100 years of holding a family reunion. There were 68 people present during the reunion. William Norten White and... + continue reading

Outstanding Community Resource award winner, Van Zandt County Commissioners Court
07/04/17
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