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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial members Dan Maurieri, Ron Carroll and Cary Hilliard accepted a $2, 000 check from Laura Melton who represented the TVEC Charitable Foundation.  For more... + continue reading

Courtesy photo From left to right, Travis Hensarling, Congressman Hensarling, Melissa Hensarling, Speaker Paul Ryan and Claire Hensarling.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after taking the Oath of Office to represent the Fifth District of Texas for... + continue reading

Captain Timothy Scharfenberg, left, and Sgt. Bernardo Garza gave a video presentation about the need for body cameras in the VZC Sheriff’s Department during a special meeting of the VZC Commissioners Court Jan. 9. The commissioners gave the sheriff’s department the go-ahead to apply for a grant to purchase body cameras for the department. Garza is preparing the grant application which is due Jan. 16.
Monday, January 16, 2017
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The process to follow through with a grant application for the purpose of supplying Van Zandt County sheriff’s deputies with body cameras was approved during a special meeting of the county... + continue reading

Photo by Ayla Rightenour Senior post Caitlyn Amaya narrowly missed out on double-double in Grand Saline’s 56-39 win over Quitman, finishing with seven points and 10 rebounds.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
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The Grand Saline Lady Indians overcame a tough shooting night against Eustace Jan. 10, connecting on just 17/62 field goal attempts in recording a 56-39 win over Quitman. Free throw shooting would... + continue reading

Pam Pearson
Sunday, January 15, 2017
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The Council of Van Zandt County Communities met Jan. 10 at The Bunker in Canton with a large crowd of people from Van Zandt County and beyond attending. VISIONS President Lisa Morrison introduced... + continue reading

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Courtesy photo From left to right, Travis Hensarling, Congressman Hensarling, Melissa Hensarling, Speaker Paul Ryan and Claire Hensarling.

Captain Timothy Scharfenberg, left, and Sgt. Bernardo Garza gave a video presentation about the need for body cameras in the VZC Sheriff’s Department during a special meeting of the VZC Commissioners Court Jan. 9. The commissioners gave the sheriff’s department the go-ahead to apply for a grant to purchase body cameras for the department. Garza is preparing the grant application which is due Jan. 16.

Photo by Ayla Rightenour Senior post Caitlyn Amaya narrowly missed out on double-double in Grand Saline’s 56-39 win over Quitman, finishing with seven points and 10 rebounds.

Pam Pearson

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01/14/2017
The Grand Saline Indians took to the court twice in District 12-3A play during the past week, hosting a district game against Eustace and traveling to Quitman. The Indians finished 0-2 on the week, falling by eight to Eustace and seven to Quitman. Jordan Smith helped lead the way offensively against Eustace Jan. 6, finishing with a team-high 19... + continue reading

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Bodies recovered in Caddo Inlet after boat overturns A Quinlan man took his five-year-old son out early Monday morning at Lake Tawakoni for his first duck hunt. “At approximately 7:15 p.m., the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a missing person in the 6800 block of County Road 3512. The reporting person stated... + continue reading

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Photos by Faith Caughron The swearing-in ceremony for newly-elected and re-elected Van Zandt County officials was held New Year’s Day (Sunday) in the country district courtroom. Among the 100-plus people in attendance included front row, left to right, Chris Martin, Dale Corbett, Robert Tisdale, Shirley Chisham, Karen Wilson, Teresa Drum and Scott Shinn. Back row, left to right, Tim West, Virgil Melton, Ronnie Daniel, Randy McDonald, Keith Pearson, Pat Jordan, Don Kirkpatrick, Jesse Ison and Brandon Brown.
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