Photos courtesy of Cindy Coleman Cindy Coleman’s Cessna-1825, tagged as Racer No. 33 in the Air Race Classic.
Friday, July 22, 2016
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, its Martins Mill third grade teacher and resident Cindy Coleman flying a plane in the Air Race Classic across the lower United States. Coleman was a part of... + continue reading

Courtesy photos The French Consul General Sujiro Seam, front left, presented the awards to Texas veterans of World War II who fought in France. Robert Reese of Van Zandt County is in the back row.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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On July 4 aboard the Battleship Texas, Van Zandt County resident Robert Reese was awarded the medal of Knight in the French Legion of Honor for his actions during World War II. Mr. Reese, 94, was... + continue reading
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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TexAnna's background is a little conflicted, in that the shelter from which she came listed her as Shepherd mix, but appears to have some Akita in her face, and the local vet said that with her... + continue reading

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Monday, July 18, 2016
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The 15 and under Lady Vandal softball team recently wrapped up a district championship, qualifying to compete for the State Tournament to be held in Denison. Team members include assistant coach... + continue reading

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
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The 19th Annual “East Texas Baptist Campmeeting” will be held July 18 – 22 at the Canton Civic Center on the first Monday grounds in Canton. This Campmeeting/revival meeting is one... + continue reading

Photos courtesy of Cindy Coleman Cindy Coleman’s Cessna-1825, tagged as Racer No. 33 in the Air Race Classic.

Courtesy photos The French Consul General Sujiro Seam, front left, presented the awards to Texas veterans of World War II who fought in France. Robert Reese of Van Zandt County is in the back row.

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07/22/2016
The TVEC Charitable Foundation recently awarded five grants totaling $21,500. Founded in 2013, the foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, created to serve the community and help improve the... + continue reading
07/22/2016
Martins Mill ISD residents interest in serving on the school board can now file for a place on the November ballot. Filing began July 23 and continues through Aug. 22. The election will be Nov. 8.... + continue reading

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Courtesy photo Edgewood recently formed a park board to oversee the city’s newly renovated park.
07/17/2016
The Edgewood City Council has approved the formation of Edgewood City Park Board to oversee the newly renovated city park. The five-member board will report to the city council. The park has a new concession stand, restrooms, and a pavilion for theater and music entertainment. The EDC donated $7,600 for volleyball sand and net, tennis net,... + continue reading

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07/16/2016
The 12 and under Van Cleats picked up a district championship, qualifying to compete for the upcoming 12U State Tournament to be held in Rockdale, Texas. Team members include coach Josh Stanford, Casis Savage, Skylar Kerby, Bridgitt Freeman, Skylar Savage, Caitlyn Stanfield, Isabela Salazar, coach Paul Hope, coach Michael Floyd, Kennedy Chastant,... + continue reading

Photo by Britne Reeves VZC Sheriff Lindsey Ray, left, Pct. 4 Deputy Constable Bob Keltner and VZC Sheriff’s Deputy Lamont Hughes pray with Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Ronnie Daniell during a prayer vigil July 8 to honor the Dallas law officers killed or injured in an attack July 7.
07/15/2016
One day after the shooting in downtown Dallas that took the lives of 5 police officers and wounded numerous others, Van Zandt County came together in a prayer vigil to honor the fallen and wounded Dallas and DART police officers. “We come together to honor those who stand on the thin blue line, to pay homage to those who paid the extreme... + continue reading

Courtesy photos This bulldozer, above, and John Deere tractor, right, were recently stolen in Van Zandt County and found by VZC law enforcement.
07/15/2016
Several large pieces of machinery and the vehicles hauling them have been stolen – and recovered – from the area in recent weeks. The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the VZC Pct. 4 Constables Office, Canton Police Department, Wood County Sheriff’s Office and the Van Police Department has recovered... + continue reading

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07/13/2016
Summer and time spent on the lake are virtually synonymous in the state of Texas, with thousands flocking annually to enjoy fishing, swimming, enjoying water sports or dozens of other aquatic activities.  In order to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the same pleasures, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is urging... + continue reading

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The 12 and under Van Cleats picked up a district championship, qualifying to compete for the upcoming 12U State Tournament to be held in Rockdale, Texas. Team members include coach Josh Stanford,... + continue reading
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07/11/2016
John Crow of Edom caught this big catfish from his grandparents’ pond. According to his grandmother, Barbara Crow, John grabbed the fish with his bare hands. For more stories like this one,... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson with a good- eating channel catfish landed last week from under the new Two Mile Bridge.
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Photo by Luke Clayton Veteran Lake Fork Largemouth guide Larry Large has found that many of his bass clients enjoy a little midday white bass fishing and the resulting fish fry!
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07/18/2016
Libraries are a beacon of hope in their communities.  Over the last two years, libraries in Ferguson, Philadelphia, and Baltimore have received national attention for staying open when rioting... + continue reading
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07/17/2016
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Put on your pith helmet (safari hat) and come to the library for Zoofari. We will disembark on our trip at 10 a.m. This is the next to last program in this year... + continue reading

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Courtesy photo TVEC Public Relations Representative Kari Wilmeth, left, presents a grant check to Sharon Stehsel, second to left, and Terri Davenport of the Van Zandt County Community Partners ABC Room.
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07/22/2016
The TVEC Charitable Foundation recently awarded five grants totaling $21,500. Founded in 2013, the foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, created to serve the community and help... + continue reading

Courtesy photo This week’s entertainer was Todd McKinney the Magician.
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07/21/2016
Summer Reading is sponsored by Trinity Valley Electric Company, Splash Kingdom and Friends of Van Zandt County Library. Summer Reading is held at 10 a.m. each Friday at Van Zandt County Library,... + continue reading

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