Thursday, August 17, 2017
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On April 29, our county was changed forever by a series of tornadoes.  In their aftermath, many generous people have given money, time and materials to restore our neighbor’s lives. ... + continue reading
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Austin, Texas – The Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) held their annual Professional Development Conference, July 24-28, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Agricultural... + continue reading
Sunday, August 13, 2017
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Following a closed executive session Aug. 8, the Van Zandt County Commissioners Court named Sandra Plaster as the interim VZC Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace. Plaster will take over for Ronnie Daniell... + continue reading
Saturday, August 12, 2017
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A string of accidents have plagued Interstate 20 in Van Zandt County over the course of the last week. Two accidents, one a multi-vehicle accident near the 514-mile marker and the other a single-... + continue reading
Friday, August 11, 2017
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Van Zandt County football teams got back to the grind this week, opening up two-a-day workouts Aug. 7 in preparation for the upcoming season. County teams will face a tough task to beat their... + continue reading

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08/17/2017
Brain Gym set for Aug. 31 The Canton Church of Christ, in collaboration with IMPACT Van Zandt, will host  “Movements to Calm the Brain, a presentation on Brain Gym” at noon, Aug. 31.... + continue reading
08/16/2017
  The Van Zandt Co. Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests from Aug. 1 – 8, 2017: Ashley Marie Aldridge, 26, Ben Wheeler, was arrested on a Smith Co. warrant for criminal... + continue reading

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08/07/2017
Van Zandt County volleyball teams returned to the court this week, beginning preparations for the 2017 seasons with two-a-day workouts opening Aug. 1. Local teams will not have long to prepare for the season ahead, with most scheduled to scrimmage in various locales Aug. 4-5 and non-district play beginning Aug. 8. Canton Coach Liz Ramsey and... + continue reading
08/07/2017
There is a sign on the wall in Van Zandt County Auditor Freddy Thomas’ office that reads, “I’m the Auditor, Not a Magician.” Those words may very well describe the challenges that Thomas faces as he continues working with VZC officials on the fiscal year 2018 budget. “The frustrating part of this process is that... + continue reading
08/06/2017
The Grand Saline Mighty Indian Band enjoyed slices of watermelon for a morning snack while they were busy practicing for the upcoming 2017-’18 school year Aug. 2.  The Grand Saline Mighty Indian Band Boosters said a “big thank you goes to Angela and Lance Kindle for the donation of watermelons. We appreciate you for helping keep... + continue reading
07/30/2017
East Texas Zoo and Gator Park expands  Come meet a new face, or 200 new faces, at the East Texas Zoo and Gator Park, located on Van Zandt County Road 1255.  Formerly known as the East Texas Gator and Wildlife Park, co-owners Miguel Rocha and Justin Scoggins changed the name after purchasing the venue in December 2016 and have... + continue reading
07/24/2017
Several issues including budget needs for the Van Zandt County Jail and Sheriff’s Department were the main topics of discussion during a special session July 18 of the VZC Commissioners Court. No decisions were reached as staff members of the VZC Sheriff’s Department and VZC Jail, VZC Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Ronnie Daniell, VZC... + continue reading

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08/11/2017
Van Zandt County football teams got back to the grind this week, opening up two-a-day workouts Aug. 7 in preparation for the upcoming season. County teams will face a tough task to beat their... + continue reading
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08/07/2017
Van Zandt County volleyball teams returned to the court this week, beginning preparations for the 2017 seasons with two-a-day workouts opening Aug. 1. Local teams will not have long to prepare for... + continue reading
06/23/17

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06/11/17

Photo by Tracy Erwin The Edgewood Bulldogs wrapped up a 9-1 run through District 12-3A play by winning at least a share of five Superlative honors as well as four spots on the All-District First Team.
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08/13/2017
Column 22 of The Inspired Cook for the Van Zandt News Squashing our garden’s bounty Most gardens produce an overabundance of vegetables each year, leaving gardeners wondering what to do... + continue reading
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08/10/2017
My name is Mark Morganfield and my wife Barbara and I are residents of Van Zandt County. We have been tax-paying residents of Van Zandt County for almost 10 years, and we oppose the creation of... + continue reading

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08/15/2017
Austin, Texas – The Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) held their annual Professional Development Conference, July 24-28, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Agricultural... + continue reading
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08/14/2017
Four times a year a group of librarians and library staff from libraries across northeast Texas come together to exchange ideas and share information.  This group is an invaluable resource to... + continue reading