03 29 2015

Lack of confidence vote ends Ohrt’s tenure

By David Kapitan Staff Writer   Wills Point became the second Van Zandt County in as many weeks to part ways with its city manager, as council members unanimously voted to dismiss Mike Ohrt at a special called meeting on Monday night. The city [...]

Homeowner shoots, kills man trying to enter her home

In the early morning hours of Feb. 10, a female homeowner shot and killed a man trying to enter her residence, Sheriff Michael Lindsey Ray said. “Presently, as the result of underfunding and inadequate staffing at the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s [...]

Memories of Fruitvale

Group working to preserve community’s history By Pam Millican Correspondent   Fruitvale has received state certification for formation of the Fruitvale Historical School and Community Museum thanks to the efforts of Jean Hogue and Laura [...]

VZC Days in Austin Feb. 24, 25

By Donnita Fisher Managing Editor The Council of Van Zandt County Communities is sponsoring Van Zandt County Days in Austin Feb. 24 and 25. Plans call for attendees to leave for Austin in a caravan at 7 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 24) make a pit stop [...]

Mudfest organizers set agenda for meeting

By David Kapitan Staff Writer  Residents of Van Zandt County fed up with road conditions are looking to turn what has been a vocal online presence into a tool for change in the way road work and repairs are currently administered by county [...]