08 29 2014

County judge leaves office early

After almost 10 years of service, Van Zandt County Judge Rhita Koches left office Aug.1. Koches announced July 28 that she was resigning to accept a position with the Texas Association of Counties working with their legislative department. “For [...]

Police Chief Johnson to retire

By David Kapitan Staff Writer The city of Wills Point will have some big shoes to fill in the coming weeks, working to find a replacement for retiring Police Chief Scott Johnson. According to City Manager Mike Ohrt, Johnson officially tendered [...]

Friday is movie night

The third Canton Main Street outdoor summer movie will be Friday, July 25. The movie is “Despicable Me 2.” The presentation will begin about dark near the Plaza Theater, 119 N. Buffalo St. Those attending should bring their own chairs and [...]

Theft at Ben Wheeler Library

Temperatures sore, sparking fire awareness

From Staff Reports Fire Marshal offers tips for prevention. The mercury continued to rise this past week, bringing with it the increased threat of grass fires that routinely wreak havoc on both homes and acreage around the county during the [...]