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Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Lefty starter and outfielder Hosea Carroll was one of two Tiger athletes to sign his letter of intent to compete in collegiate athletics during a ceremony in the WPHS gym May 20. Carroll, who was... + continue reading

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Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Frog Street Press Director of Operations Bill Hunt talked to students at Hallie Randall Elementary in Fruitvale last week as part of the school’s first Career Day. Frog Street, based in... + continue reading

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Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Charlie Prater who has served as mayor of Edgewood since 2001 decided to hand over the reigns this year and swore in newly elected Mayor Steve Steadham at the May meeting of the Edgewood council.... + continue reading

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Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Edgewood boys basketball coach Jay Jameson was presented a Personal Achievement Award of Excellence from Edgewood Mayor Steve Steadham, left, and Buc Wiggins of the Wills Point Masonic Lodge, right,... + continue reading

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Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Local health enthusiast Bob Moore will be among those making the 12th Brookshire Grocery Co. Heroes Flight next week. BGC will escort a group of seven World War II and 24 Korean War veterans to... + continue reading

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05/29/2016
May 23 may have brought rain to Van Zandt County but it did not damper Career Day at Hallie Randall Elementary in Fruitvale, according to elementary school counselor Leslie Joslin. “This was our first... + continue reading
05/28/2016
The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Dept. reported the following arrests for May 17 - 24, 2016. Joseph Milton Achord Jr., 52, Jasper, was arrested on a warrant for driving while intoxicated. Jesus... + continue reading

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Photo by Tracy Erwin Devin Davison slides home safely behind the back of Van Alstyne’s catcher after a sacrifice fly by Kason Grant.
05/27/2016
By David Kapitan Sports Editor   The Edgewood Bulldogs and Grand Saline Indians each enjoyed stellar 2016 seasons, finishing first and second overall in district play, with each adding bi-district and Area round titles once postseason play began. Dreams of getting past the Regional Quarterfinals and possibly even qualifying for... + continue reading

Photo by Britne Hammons Dale Corbett and supporters gathered for a prayer near the courthouse after voting results were announced Tuesday evening.
05/27/2016
Dale Corbett will be the new sheriff of Van Zandt County. Corbett earned 68 percent – or 2,911 votes –  in the Republican Party Primary Run Off election held May 24. His opponent, Ron Carroll, received 1,365 votes, about 32 percent. Corbett will be uncontested on the November ballot. In early voting Corbett earned 1,051... + continue reading

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05/23/2016
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Sarah Ketchersid, from Wills Point, assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, receives the Sailor of the Day award for May 17 from Capt. Greg Huffman, USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) commanding officer, and Command Master Chief Trenton Schmidt. Providing a ready force supporting security and... + continue reading

Photo by Larry Turner Cassidy Wilcoxson steps up from the baseline to play a sinking shot at this year’s 4A State Tennis Tournament.
05/21/2016
Seven county tennis players, two representing Martins Mill and five from Wills Point, traveled to College Station May 16-17 to participate in the UIL State Tennis Tournament. The three doubles teams and one singles player acquitted themselves well overall, with both the Mustang and Tiger tennis programs bringing home a third place finish each.... + continue reading

Photo by Christine Davis Lady Mustang shortstop Briley Moon secures a ball for an out near the third base bag during play in the Regional Quarterfinal round against Beckville.
05/20/2016
The Martins Mill Lady Mustangs entered last week’s softball playoffs in rarefied air, playing the role of last man standing for Van Zandt County after following a perfect regular season with wins in both the bi-district and Area round of the playoffs. With their playoff success, Martins Mill, ranked 6th in the state among all 2A teams,... + continue reading

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05/29/2016
Lefty starter and outfielder Hosea Carroll was one of two Tiger athletes to sign his letter of intent to compete in collegiate athletics during a ceremony in the WPHS gym May 20. Carroll, who was... + continue reading

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05/28/2016
Edgewood boys basketball coach Jay Jameson was presented a Personal Achievement Award of Excellence from Edgewood Mayor Steve Steadham, left, and Buc Wiggins of the Wills Point Masonic Lodge, right,... + continue reading

Photo by Tracy Erwin Devin Davison slides home safely behind the back of Van Alstyne’s catcher after a sacrifice fly by Kason Grant.
05/27/16

Photo by Larry Turner Cassidy Wilcoxson steps up from the baseline to play a sinking shot at this year’s 4A State Tennis Tournament.
05/21/16

Photo by Christine Davis Lady Mustang shortstop Briley Moon secures a ball for an out near the third base bag during play in the Regional Quarterfinal round against Beckville.
05/20/16

Photo by David Kapitan Riley Ramsey made the final start of his high school career May 14, allowing just two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work.
05/20/16

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05/27/2016
Memorial Day weekend is the first unofficial weekend of the summer. The holiday is more than a time for picnic cookouts and boating. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day of... + continue reading
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05/12/2016
Our next “I Learned it at the Library” event will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6.  Cara Jordan, of Magical Memories by Cara, will be teaching photography tips and tricks.  You... + continue reading

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05/25/2016
The Van Zandt County Library had a guest reader for Storytime May 13.  Author LeDann Henley came and read her book “Shimmy-Shimmy Shamrock and the Legend of the Leaves.”  The... + continue reading
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05/24/2016
Reading program begins June 10 May means high school graduation and it’s great to see these promising young adults heading into their futures.  We at the library wish each one bright... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Rosemary Rumbley was the guest speaker at the Mathea Guild May meeting.
05/24/16

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05/19/16