10 22 2014

Standoff ends with arrest for drugs, kidnapping

By Donnita Fisher Managing Editor   After an eight-hour standoff Sept. 6, Van Zandt County Sheriff’s officers arrested 37-year-old Robert L. Walker, of Fruitvale on charges ranging from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon to kidnapping. According [...]

Edgewood host Texas Off-Road Nationals race

Edgewood played host to the Texas Off-Road Nationals (TORN) cross county motorcycle race Aug. 31. An ATV and UTV race will be held in Edgewood starting Sept. 6. TORN is a family friendly racing series with a Christian attitude making all racers [...]

Pasture party to celebrate ‘God & Country’

By Donnita Fisher Managing Editor In an effort to prove partying in a pasture doesn’t have to involve drugs and drunks, Dwayne Collins is organizing the Ben Wheeler God & Country Pasture Party. The alcohol-free event will be Sept. 6 in [...]

Head-on collision leaves one dead

A 22-year-old Grand Saline man was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 17 the morning of Aug. 22. According to Texas Department of Public Safety reports, a Nisson Sentra, driven by Steven James Armstrong, was heading north on Highway 17, [...]

Wal-Mart building Express

By Pam Millican Correspondent Construction has begun construction on a new Wal-Mart Express on Highway 80 in Edgewood on the west end of town. Wal-Mart Express is a new store concept developed in 2011 for both urban and rural areas. There are [...]