Photo by David Kapitan The historical marker dedication at the Cartwright School included a presentation of the United States and Texas flags.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
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The Cartwright School in Wills Point received its just recognition June 19 with a special ceremony to unveil a historical marker bringing back former graduates and school staff members to the... + continue reading

TxDOT crews remove Bigfoot footprints on Highway 279 in Edom June 19.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Footprint project washed away in Edom Downtown Edom said adieu to a project started two weeks ago by the Edom Chamber of Commerce. The Bigfoot Footprint Project was washed away by Texas Department... + continue reading
Friday, June 23, 2017
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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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Friday, June 23, 2017
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It was a night of high drama at the Wills Point Fire Department headquarters June 20 with the Van Zandt County Emergency Services District #4 taking on an agenda that included potentially taking a... + continue reading
Thursday, June 15, 2017
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The Grand Saline Salt Festival was held in downtown Grand Saline June 10. This year’s festival was a fun fest for all ages which included bicycle races, hula-hoop contests and a sack race.... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan The historical marker dedication at the Cartwright School included a presentation of the United States and Texas flags.

TxDOT crews remove Bigfoot footprints on Highway 279 in Edom June 19.

Ed Leipply

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06/27/2017
The annual fundraiser for Four Mile Community Cemetery will be held Tuesday, July 4. The cemetery business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.  Bishop Erik... + continue reading
06/26/2017
The Van Zandt Co. Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests from June 6 to June 13, 2017.   William Cole Browning, 34, Balch Springs, was arrested on a warrant for theft of property... + continue reading

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06/15/2017
Prize winners for Van Zandt County Library’s first Summer Reading program are: $50, Taylor Cauley; two tickets to Splash Kingdom, Kaitlyn Moody, Caleb Schaphorst and Clayton Cauley; building sets,  Paige Davis, Esteban Galan and Alonzo Ramirez.  “Thank you to Trinity Valley Electric Company, Splash Kingdom and Friends of the... + continue reading

Splash Kingdom Waterpark owners Johnny and Marcie Blevins stand with their son, Brett, in front of temporary buildings at Splash Kingdom.
06/15/2017
On April 28, a portion of the Splash Kingdom Waterpark was destroyed by an early morning fire. According to Splash Kingdom Owner Johnny Blevins, no official cause for the fire has been given after investigations from local and county fire officials.  “The investigation is over,” said Blevins. “The fire officials... + continue reading
06/14/2017
The four legged victims of the East Texas Tornados are now ready for the next part of their journey in finding a forever home of their very own. Over the past month, the Canton Animal Shelter took in more than 80 animals that have waited to be reunited with their families. A month later, many did not get reclaimed. Animal Investigation &... + continue reading
06/13/2017
Representatives from Brookshire Grocery Co., 89.5 KVNE and 91.3 KGLY presented $40,000 in Brookshire’s gift cards to the Rev. Jon Thornsbury, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Canton, who is coordinating disbursement to East Texans impacted by the recent tornadoes. It all started with an idea from the radio stations to help... + 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 conferences 1-4A and 5-6A in softball. These athletes are selected by the TGCA Softball Committee, which is composed of softball member coaches of the... + 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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06/24/2017
With the simple act of signing his name, Gov. Greg Abbott completed a trifecta of failure by all branches of state government to defend the people's right to know. Abbott was proud of himself... + continue reading
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06/15/2017
I have never before seen the devastation of a natural disaster up close and personal.  It truly is one of those stop-you-in-your-tracks moments.  Much of my travel takes me down FM 2909,... + continue reading

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Courtesy photo Dr. Doug Steele, Director, Texas A&M AgriLife, Carolyn Davis, honoree, and Melisa Rhodes, Van Zandt County Extension Agent.
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06/26/2017
The 2017 Texas 4-H State Roundup, the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas 4-H honored  leaders and volunteers during the Salute to Excellence Banquet.  Those honored were... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Third grade students of Martins Mill Elementary School with VZC Extension Agent Tommy Phillips and Master Gardener and Junior Master Gardener Donna Burcham.
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06/23/2017
Third grade students at Martins Mill Elementary recently completed the Golden Ray Series of the Junior Master Gardener Curriculum of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.   ... + continue reading