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Wed
19
Apr

State Sen. Bob Hall announces town hall meetings

State Sen. Bob Hall has announced a series of meeting to be held throughout Senate District. 2 to discuss the ongoing 85th Legislative Session and to answer constituent questions. The time and locations of the currently scheduled town halls include:

Friday, April 21:

Mesquite, Dallas County 6- 7:30 p.m.

Evans Recreation Center, 1116 Hillcrest, Mesquite, TX 75149

Saturday, April 22 :

Rockwall, Rockwall County 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Harry Myers Community Center, 815 E Washington St, Rockwall, TX 75087

Canton, Van Zandt County 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Old City Hall Building, 290 E. Tyler Street, Canton, Texas 75103

Wed
19
Apr

St. Justin’s garage sale set for April 20-21

St Justin’s Episcopal Women are busy planning and preparing for their 12th annual garage sale to be held at 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20 and at 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21.

The ladies are expecting this year’s garage sale to be another big one, said Janet Davis, president of the Episcopal Women’s Group.

The group will be adding a plant sale along with a bake sale section.  

 The plants will be provided by Master Gardener, Martha Mitchell and all baked goods will be provided by the women from St. Justin’s. 

“We will be offering free coffee with the purchase of any baked good item.  

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Tue
18
Apr

Hogue announces board candidacy

I learned early in life the rules and regulations of how a school board works.

My dad, Floyd “Sam” Brown served on the Fruitvale School Board for a continuous 20 years.  During this time he obeyed the rules and made the meetings every month.

I have tried to do the same.  I have obeyed the rules, never discussed closed sessions and always put the children, school, teachers and taxpayers first.

I have been on the board for a continuous 12 years; missing only two meetings during this time.

I have gone to several school board seminars and have maintained my required hours of training every year.

During this time we have solved many problems, remodeled our elementary, built a new junior high wing, gotten a bond election passed and are now in the process of building a new agriculture/administration building.

Tue
18
Apr

Fruitvale ISD School Board Election

I feel that I would be a good candidate for the Fruitvale ISD school board position simply because I care about the community and most importantly, the students.

Having spent my entire life in Fruitvale, I have come to know many of the students and parents on a personal level through children/youth ministry and through my kids, and watching them grow up in our wonderful little town.

Mon
17
Apr

County Blotter

The Van Zandt Co. Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests from March 28 – April 4, 2017.

Dylan Andrew Baker, 19, Terrell, was arrested on site for minor in possession of alcohol, minor consuming alcohol and unlawfully carrying weapon.

William Thomas Belew, 40, Canton, was arrested on site for possession of controlled substance.

James M. Bennett, 55, Terrell, was arrested on a warrant for possession of controlled substance.

Walter Blackwell, 35, Mineola, was arrested on a warrant for burglary of habitation.

Kimberly Ann Brungot, 26, Wills Point, was arrested on a warrant for driving while intoxicated.

Stephen Joel Bryant, 29, Canton, was arrested on a Wood Co. warrant for theft of property.

Mon
17
Apr

Maucieri attends conference

Dan Maucieri, Van Zandt County’s Human Resources Director, attended the County Management & Risk Conference April 5-7 in San Marcos, which was presented by the Texas Association of Counties.

During the event, Texas county officials and managers attended sessions that provided resources and solutions for counties on the latest in risk management, human resource trends, Health Care Reform, workplace wellness and more.

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Mon
17
Apr

Means Home Center adds Ace Hardware products


Means Home Center owner Matt Means and his business partner, Steve Neace, announced its affiliation with Ace Hardware. Shown are left to right, Means, associate specialist Niki Williams, associate Calvin Love and store manager Steven Brandon.

Same name…same location…same staff…new affiliation.

That is the message that owner Matt Means and his business partner, Steve Neace, at Means Home Center on Highway 80 in Grand Saline want to deliver to its current and future customers.

Means Home Center has recently started adding Ace Hardware products to its store inventory after Means and Neace were first approached by a representative from Ace Hardware two years ago.

“Ace Hardware is more than just a hardware distributor,” pointed out Neace. “They co-brand and use their national recognition to promote your business. They are co-marketing with us.”

According to the Ace Hardware website, over 4,600 of their 4,700 stores around the world are independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs. The company was founded in 1924.

Sun
16
Apr

VZC Retired Teachers to present special program

The Van Zandt County Retired Teachers Association will have a special program at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, in the Buchanan Room at the Van Zandt County Library.

Larry Turner will present “Pearl Harbor and the Local County Boys.”

“The meeting is open to all Van Zandters and friends interested in Pearl Harbor,” members said.

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Sun
16
Apr

Chili brings wagging tails to The Mountain


Courtesy photo The 18th annual CASI sanctioned cook-off was held April 1, with Pat Anderson of Royce City taking home the championship. Event attendees were able to sample chili from cook-off contestants.

Police, firemen, therapy dogs, pirates, princesses, great music and a buffalo headlined the 18th annual Buffalo Girls Hotel CASI Chili cook-off.

The annual event raised over $100,000 for various charities for the past 18 years and has done so with the help of Chili Appreciation Society International whose motto is “cooking chili for charity.”

The organization searches for various locations to hold chili cook-offs so that CASI cooks can collect point to compete the in the Terlingua, Texas cook-off. The competition at Terlingua can be described as “the Super Bowl of all cook-offs”

The Mountain is proud to have had CASI be here for 18 years and we want to especially thank Neta Rohr  of CASI for all her hard work these past 18 years with this cook-off and we look forward to 18 more.

Sat
15
Apr

AARP Driver Safety Course to be offered

AARP Driver Safety Program and the Van Zandt County Library at 317 First Monday Lane in Canton are sponsoring a driver safety class from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 19.

This course is designed for drivers 50 years of age and older.

“The course helps you learn to compensate for the effects that passing years have on eyesight, hearing and reflexes. Most participants will qualify for insurance premium reductions of up to 10 percent off their policy cost for the next three years. Class size is limited, so please call and enroll so we can make sure you have a space saved,” said event organizers.  

Cost for the class is a nominal fee for materials only.

To enroll for the class, contact Marvin at 903-848-7023.

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