10 23 2014

Dixie House hotel to receive historical designation

The Canton Main Street Program, along with the Van Zandt County Historical Commission, will host a state historical marker dedication ceremony for The Dixie House Hotel at noon Sept. 5, at 210 E. Dallas St. (the former location of Circle B Western [...]

Dr. Shane Terry’s children go to school in Canton, but his dental practice is in Wills Point

by Betsy McNeill Like pulling teeth! That was how hard it was for Shane Terry to decide to study dentistry. But that wasn’t the end of his challenges – Iraq was still to come. Shane began college with a major in pre-medicine, then [...]

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 [...]