Photo by Tracy Erwin Tye Elie kicks and fires a pitch off during Edgewood’s run at the I-20 Classic in Van March 16-18.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
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The Edgewood Bulldogs were among the most active local baseball teams over the Spring Break holiday, hitting the diamond five times during the I-20 Classic March 16-18 and again for non-district play... + continue reading
Saturday, March 25, 2017
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The 18th annual Buffalo Girls Hotel CASI Chili Cook-off will be held Saturday, April 1 on The Mountain in Canton. The event is a fundraiser for the Therapy Dogs of Van Zandt County while also... + continue reading
Friday, March 24, 2017
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Edgewood junior post Trey Erwin, already selected as the District 12-3A MVP following the 2016-'17 basketball season, was recently named Class 3A Region II All-Region Team by the Texas... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Paytton Stanley registered a pair of multi-hit games over the past week, following up a 3/4 effort against Edgewood with a 2/3 effort against Kaufman.
Friday, March 24, 2017
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The Grand Saline Lady Indians won a pair of wildly different games over the past week, weathering a late Edgewood rally in a key district showdown before dispatching Kaufman behind an impressive five... + continue reading
Friday, March 24, 2017
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April is right around the corner and for 20 years Sandy Hilliard, President of the Child Welfare Board has been a driving force behind the mission to end child abuse and neglect in Van Zandt County... + continue reading

Photo by Tracy Erwin Tye Elie kicks and fires a pitch off during Edgewood’s run at the I-20 Classic in Van March 16-18.

Photo by David Kapitan Paytton Stanley registered a pair of multi-hit games over the past week, following up a 3/4 effort against Edgewood with a 2/3 effort against Kaufman.

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03/26/2017
The arrest of a Grand Saline man around 9:30 p.m.  Thursday, March 16 led officers to evidence tying him to burglaries in six northeast Texas counties, as well as the unlawful restraint of a young woman... + continue reading
03/25/2017
The Martins Mill Mustangs entered play this week against Neches and Trinidad riding high, having defeated their previous two opponents by a combined score of 33-1. The Mustangs exceeded those lofty numbers in... + continue reading

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03/22/2017
Although not in Van Zandt County, the New London school explosion in Rusk on March 18, 1937, remains the worst school disaster in United States history.  The massive explosion caused the steel-framed school building in New London to collapse killing 298 people. Of the 500 students in the building, only about 130 escaped serious injury... + continue reading

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03/21/2017
A search was underway a Wednesday morning for a Quinlan man who went missing Friday, March 10. The search for Michael Chambers, 70, has attracted national and local attention. Chambers was last seen on video from Quinlan Walmart Supercenter entering and leaving at about 11:15 a.m. Friday, according to Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks.... + continue reading

Van Zandt County Auditor Freddy Thomas goes over a series of fiscal year 2017 budget amendments March 14. Photo by David Barber
03/19/2017
Following a closed session March 14, the Van Zandt County Commissioners Court announced adjustments in salary and positions at the county’s district clerk and tax assessor-collector offices. Chief Deputy District Clerk Melissa Chaney was given a $1,000 salary increase after the commissioners agreed to decrease the salary of another... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Eaglette shortstop Kylie Floyd tags out Wills Point counterpart Alexis Mosley on a stolen base attempt.
03/18/2017
The Canton Eaglettes got off to a good start in their bid to make a trip to this year’s softball playoffs, registering wins over both Brownsboro and Wills Point to open District 13-4A play. The Eaglettes began their week March 14, taking on the visiting Brownsboro Bearettes. A four-run outburst in the fourth inning would be a deciding... + continue reading
03/18/2017
The 2017 Upper Sabine Cattleman’s Conference is scheduled for Friday, March 24 at the Van Zandt County Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. The conference ends around 3 p.m. The conference is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Wood, Rains, Kaufman and Van Zandt counties. Cost is $20 per person... + continue reading

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Photo by Tracy Erwin Tye Elie kicks and fires a pitch off during Edgewood’s run at the I-20 Classic in Van March 16-18.
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The Edgewood Bulldogs were among the most active local baseball teams over the Spring Break holiday, hitting the diamond five times during the I-20 Classic March 16-18 and again for non-district play... + continue reading
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03/25/2017
The Martins Mill Mustangs entered play this week against Neches and Trinidad riding high, having defeated their previous two opponents by a combined score of 33-1. The Mustangs exceeded those lofty... + continue reading
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Photo by David Kapitan Paytton Stanley registered a pair of multi-hit games over the past week, following up a 3/4 effort against Edgewood with a 2/3 effort against Kaufman.
03/24/17

Photo by David Kapitan Eaglette shortstop Kylie Floyd tags out Wills Point counterpart Alexis Mosley on a stolen base attempt.
03/18/17

Photo by David Kapitan Edgewood’s Turner Bannister reaches base in a painful way, getting hit in the back by an offering from a Crandall pitcher.
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03/09/2017
In early 2017, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists reset their Doomsday Clock to two and one-half minutes to midnight, citing the danger of climate change. For the previous two years their Doomsday... + continue reading
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03/06/2017
Helping students is one of the many functions of a public library and having access to technology is becoming a greater need for students.  We recently received a phone call from one of our... + continue reading

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Jamie Alberto Robles and Stephanie Betancourt Ashton Lee Moore and Cassandra Anne Moses Clarence William Smith and Collette Yvonne Shelton David Keith McCullough and Donna Marie Mathis... + continue reading

Principal Don Layton, Rose Scott and Gary Vawter.
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03/21/2017
In late December 2016, the Van Zandt News ran a series of articles called, “I survived,” a story about a young girl named Rose who lived through the terrors of Nazi-occupied Vienna,... + continue reading

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03/14/17

At the awards ceremony were left to right, Mayor Lou Ann Everett, Board Member Elvis Allen, and Association President Ann Moore.
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Courtesy photo Texas State Essay Judge, Texas State Commander Peyton Lumpkin, Scholarship Donator, David Rhodes, Scholarship Donator, State President Andrea King and National Veterans Auxiliary President Collette Bishop
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