10 31 2014

Suspect arrrested, charged with attempted murder following shooting

By David Kapitan Staff Writer   GRAND SALINE – Law enforcement officials from around the county swarmed to an area just outside of the Grand Saline city limits in the early afternoon on Sept. 12 in response to a 911 call regarding a possible [...]

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, [...]