Thursday, May 18, 2017
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A check in the amount of $211,660.00 was presented as part of the Texas Cares Campaign to the Salvation Army for use in the recovery efforts in Van Zandt County from the April 29 tornadoes. Shown... + continue reading
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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David Ellis and his wife Deanna, work the land of the Broken Chalice Blackberry farm three miles west of Ben Wheeler on FM 279 in Van Zandt County.  Together, they grow a special hybrid of... + continue reading
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Tim Ball, Chair for Van Zandt County Precinct Watch Association, was guest speaker at the latest VISIONS meeting on Tuesday, May 9. Ball discussed the history and purpose of the Precinct Watch... + continue reading
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Four Van Zandt County student-athletes including Edgewood distance runner Cody Delarosa, Grand Saline high jumper Trent Easley, Van pole vaulter Kendall Brown and Wills Point wheelchair event... + continue reading
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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The Martins Mill Lady Mustangs pushed their overall season record to a staggering 23-2 last week, tallying their third consecutive run-rule shortened playoff win in the Regional Quarterfinal round... + continue reading

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05/11/2017
The Clothes Closet at 508 East Oak Street Church of Christ will hold the Edgewood Community Clothing Give-Away from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.  The Clothes Closet offers a variety of sizes... + continue reading
05/11/2017
The Van Zandt Co. Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests from April 26-May 27, 2017. William Neal Adams Jr., 27, Grand Saline, was arrested on a warrant for manufacture, delivery of... + continue reading

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05/18/2017
The Canton Eagles continued to show how resilient they can be, bouncing back from a less than stellar defensive night that included five errors to defeat Bullard 4-3 in Area round play May 12. Playing at Mike Carter Field in Tyler, the Panthers took advantage of an untimely Eagle fielding error to score two runs in the top of the third inning... + continue reading
05/18/2017
The Edgewood Bulldog high school athletic program added another impressive feat May 11-12, watching the school's baseball team match earlier successes by both the football and basketball teams to reach the Regional Quarterfinal round of the playoffs. In order to reach the third round of the playoffs, Edgewood had to fight off a tough... + continue reading
05/11/2017
Grand Saline Volunteer Fire Department received funding to help purchase a new slip-on unit through the Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program. A slip-on unit is a complete self-contained firefighting system designed for a pickup truck or custom-built vehicle platform. It is used in wildland... + continue reading
05/11/2017
Wesley Pruitt band to headline event To help raise funds for victims of the tornados that tore through Van Zandt County April 29, a benefit concert will be held from 12:30 p.m. to midnight Sunday, May 28, at The Pickin’ Porch Park in historic downtown Ben Wheeler. Four people died and more than 50 were injured in what officials say... + continue reading
05/04/2017
The Martins Mill Lady Mustangs did not miss a beat after running roughshod over opponents during district play, dominating Overton 22-0 in a one-game bi-district round playoff series played at Bullard April 27. The Martins Mill offense was red-hot from the opening inning, scoring at will in each of the first three-innings en route to a run-rule... + continue reading

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Four Van Zandt County student-athletes including Edgewood distance runner Cody Delarosa, Grand Saline high jumper Trent Easley, Van pole vaulter Kendall Brown and Wills Point wheelchair event... + continue reading
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05/18/2017
The Martins Mill Lady Mustangs pushed their overall season record to a staggering 23-2 last week, tallying their third consecutive run-rule shortened playoff win in the Regional Quarterfinal round... + continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of my late mother, Johnnie Kirkwood Koonce, I’m dedicating this column to her, the best mom ever.  A stay-at-home mom during my childhood, my mom... + continue reading
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I would like to share with you a true story of a mother's love, the story of a woman who lived in Van Zandt County in 1904. Her story is recorded on a microfilm of a county newspaper. Her name... + continue reading

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Courtesy photo Newly certified volunteers are Bob Moore, Nancy Crim and Patsy Shaw.
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05/04/2017
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Van Zandt County agent Melisa Rhodes recently instructed the first Master Wellness Volunteer training program. Rhodes remarked, “the first and... + continue reading
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05/02/2017
Kristi Ann Michels and Mark Thomas Harris were married April 22, 2017, at St. Roch Catholic Church, Indianapolis, Ind. with Fr. James Wilmoth officiating.  The bride is the daughter... + continue reading