10 01 2014

Rear-end collision closes I-20

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer Eastbound Interstate 20 was blocked off for hours Aug. 19 as crews and first responders were on hand to clean up a three vehicle wrecked that left the roadway completely blocked. Just two miles west of Canton near [...]

Kirkpatrick takes over as county judge

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer “We are a family,” new Van Zandt County Judge Don Kirkpatrick said shortly after his taking the office Aug. 4. Kirkpatrick formerly served as Justice of the Peace Pct. 1. He defeated incumbent VZC Judge Rhita [...]

County judge announces resignation

After almost 10 years in office, Van Zandt County Judge Rhita Koches has announced that she will be leaving office Friday, Aug.1. Koches said she has accepted a position with the Texas Association of Counties working with their legislative department. “For [...]

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 [...]

Prepare now for fall/winter vegetable harvest

By Tommy Phillips Guest Writer   Mid-July means two things: the dog days of summer and fall vegetable gardens. Everyone can relate to dog days – it’s hot and humid, good only for dogs to find a cool spot to dig a hole. But fall gardens? In [...]