11 24 2014

Crime Fair, parade set for Oct. 18

  The Van Zandt County Crime Fair will be Oct. 18 Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with the Crime Prevention Parade through downtown Canton. McGruff the Crime Dog will be the grand marshal and there will be more than 30 entries from across [...]

Shuttle bus for veterans now available

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer     Veterans will now be able to travel to the Dallas VA Hospital with ease thanks in part to a conjoined effort of Van Zandt County Commissioner Virgil Melton Jr. and Duke’s Travel Plaza in Canton. Commissioner [...]

Fruitvale Fire destroys Highway 80 residence; Firefighter treated for smoke inhalation

From Staff Reports   The home of Lloyd and Dena Erwin on Highway 80 in Fruitvale was destroyed by an early morning fire Sept. 22. The call about the fire came in about 3:30 a.m. Sept. 22. When Fruitvale firefighters arrived “the attic [...]

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 [...]