Thursday, February 23, 2017
Posted by Vanzandt1
Lloyd Shinn, second from left, went to work in the Dean Mathis Store when he was 145 years old. This photograph was taken in 1940 and shows Shinn with Wes Stone, far left, and store owners Mr. and... + continue reading
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Posted by Vanzandt1
When Mal Fowler received a phone call from the East Texas Coaches Association (ETCA) recently, he was not expecting to receive the news given to him from the organization. Kyle Preston, the ETCA... + continue reading

Sheriff Dale Corbett, Bobby Harvey, Mary Harvey, Ginger Carson, Joe Carson and Gary Ross
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Posted by Vanzandt1
A meeting of the Van Zandt County Precinct Watch Program was held at Callender Lake Feb. 9, with 34 members and nine guests attending for the Precinct 4 monthly meeting. Among the guests attending... + continue reading
Monday, February 20, 2017
Posted by Vanzandt1
Grand Saline first responders were called to a structure fire on N. Main Street at 5 p.m. Feb. 10 According to reports, the homeowner was burning leaves in a 55-gallon drum barrel and thought the... + continue reading

Photo by David Barber Preparing to load and unload meals for the Meals on Wheels Ministry in Canton are left to right, Bob Summit, on-site coordinator in Canton, Billy Foster and Hank Stuth.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Posted by Vanzandt1
What began as a ministry in the First United Methodist Church in Canton has grown to a local and county-wide service operating out of the Senior Citizens building downtown. The Meals on Wheels... + continue reading

Sheriff Dale Corbett, Bobby Harvey, Mary Harvey, Ginger Carson, Joe Carson and Gary Ross

Photo by David Barber Preparing to load and unload meals for the Meals on Wheels Ministry in Canton are left to right, Bob Summit, on-site coordinator in Canton, Billy Foster and Hank Stuth.

Latest News

02/23/2017
The February meeting of the Friends of Van Zandt County Library was held Feb. 13. The program was a presentation on “The Orphan Trains” presented by Benja Mize. The attendees learned that the... + continue reading
02/22/2017
Neches River Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will present a program for the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society Saturday, Feb. 25. Each year, DAR recognizes the contributions of the first... + continue reading

Home Page

More News


Photo by Ayla Rightenour Senior Trent Easley fires up a shot during his final basketball home game in a Grand Saline uniform.
02/18/2017
The Grand Saline basketball program saw another draw to a close last with the Indians playing their final two games of the season against Mineola and Kemp. The Indians played their final home contest of the 2016-'17 season Feb. 10, falling short in a 62-50 loss to the Mineola Yellowjackets. Mineola and Grand Saline played to a virtual... + continue reading
02/18/2017
Van Zandt County District Attorney Chris Martin released the following press release regarding the death of Glenda Dry of Grand Saline. “Hugh Michael Means, 56, of Grand Saline, was indicted by the Van Zandt County Grand Jury on Jan. 25, 2017, for Intoxication Manslaughter relating to the death of Ms. Glenda Dry, also of Grand Saline. Mr... + continue reading

Photo by Faith Caughron Quinton Locke shoots and scores in the fourth quarter of the final Edgewood home game of the year against Eustace.
02/17/2017
The Edgewood Bulldogs entered the 2016-’17 season with plenty of expectations, being tabbed by many as the team to beat in District 12-3A. The Bulldogs have more than lived up to the hype so far, defeating both Alba-Golden and Eustace over the past 7 days to add another district championship trophy to the resume of the Edgewood athletic... + continue reading

Photos by Britne Hammons Bars of soap made of goat’s milk lay curing in the home of Grand Saline residents Kristen and Donald Tjernlund.
02/17/2017
Walking into the home of Kristen and Donald Tjerlund is like stepping into a spa, the lingering aroma of essential oils permeates the air- if a spa included 46 goats, six dogs, one huge horse and seven chickens. Kristen Tjerlund and her husband operate a farm in rural Van Zandt County that has a special twist, the goats provide milk that... + continue reading

Photo by David Barber
02/16/2017
The Grand Saline Chamber of Commerce held an open house and ribbon cutting Feb. 6 for the office of Carlo E. Caravetta, Attorney At Law. The office is located downtown at 210 North Main Street. Caravetta, who also has an office in Dallas, prepares to cut the ribbon at the Grand Saline office he shares with Tankersley Real Estate. For more... + continue reading

Sports

136
reads
20 today
02/19/2017
The Fruitvale Bobcats hit the court twice last week, wrapping up District 24-1A play with games against Avinger and Yantis. The Bobcats earned a split in those two contests, defeating the Indians 49-... + continue reading
176
reads
19 today
02/17/2017
A good football season continued to get even better for the Wills Point Tiger and Van Vandal athletic programs, with the announcement of this year’s Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers... + continue reading

Photo by Faith Caughron Quinton Locke shoots and scores in the fourth quarter of the final Edgewood home game of the year against Eustace.
02/17/17

Courtesy photo Chief Gregg Beverly, Firefighter Eric Tabraham, and Asst. Chiefs Scott Walker and Heath Morris of the SVZ Volunteer Fire Department.
02/15/17

Photo by Faith Caughron Michael Hawes draws heavy contact on his way for a basket against the Gateway Charter Academy Gator defense Feb. 7.
02/12/17

Columns

73
reads
18 today
02/22/2017
The Friends of the Library are in their fundraising season and membership drive.  The membership to the Friends of the Library is $25 per family and $50 for business members. Money raised... + continue reading
189
reads
19 today
02/16/2017
Volunteers are the lifeblood of any library. In 2016 we had over 1,400 hours of volunteer work done at the library.  Using the Independent Sector’s Estimated Value of Volunteer Time this... + continue reading

Lifestyle

51
reads
35 today
02/23/2017
The February meeting of the Friends of Van Zandt County Library was held Feb. 13. The program was a presentation on “The Orphan Trains” presented by Benja Mize. The attendees learned... + continue reading

Roy Philp Jr.
507
reads
17 today
01/31/2017
Roy Philp Jr., author of “The Hoot Owl Man,” was the guest speaker Jan. 19 at the Grand Saline Public Library Set in East Texas, the book tells the story of David and his son, Matthew... + continue reading

From left to right Darlene Weesner and Carolyn Cantrell of Wills Point.
01/30/17

Courtesy photo
01/18/17

Courtesy photo
12/23/16

Photos by Britne Hammons
12/20/16

State Farm grants $5K to Grand Saline
12/08/16