04 17 2014

Murderer takes plea, gets life

By Donnita Fisher Managing Editor Donny Lee Greenhow pled guilty to the August 2012 murder of two Ben Wheeler residents last week. According to a press release from Van Zandt County Criminal District Attorney Christ Martin, Greenhow accepted [...]

Drug arrests lead to possible pipe bomb

From Staff Reports On Feb. 13, Van Zandt County-Precinct I Constable Mickey Henson was assisting the Van Zandt County Fire Marshalls Office investigating an illegal landfill and observed a suspicious vehicle on Van Zandt County Road 1701. Henson [...]

Residents reminded to use CodeRED

By Donnita Fisher Managing Editor Van Zandt County Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Coordinator Chuck Allen wants everyone in the county to sign up for CodeRED. According to information provided by Allen, “CodeRED is an emergency notification [...]

Protecting the porcupine Porcia with a posse

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer A group of fourth and fifth graders from the Edgewood Independent School district have adopted a mascot – a porcupine named Porcia. And Porcia – a real porcupine with hundreds of barbs – has inspired this [...]

Sheriff’s office gets new mobile command unit

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer In a quick commissioners meeting Jan. 14, Fire Marshall Chuck Allen approached the Van Zandt County commissioners with a request to purchase a new mobile command unit. According to Allen, the current mobile command [...]