12 22 2014

Relay For Life of Van Zandt County names honorary chair

The American Cancer Society has chosen Cole Foster to serve as the honorary chair for the 2015 Relay For Life of Van Zandt County. Cole – a rambunctious, energetic 4-year-old boy who loves mud, tractors, monster trucks, mud, four-wheelers [...]

Beckett found guilty, sentenced to 10 years probation. Sentence includes 180 days in jail, $5,000 fine, 240 hours community service

By Larry Briscoe Correspondent Former West Tawakoni Councilwoman Laura Denise Bailey Beckett was sentenced to 10 years probation Dec. 16 in the March 2013 hit-and-run death of Jackie Lynn Blaylock. Judge Richard Beacom, 354th District Court [...]

City mourns passing of DeWitt Deen

The Wills Point community lost one of its oldest and most respected members Dec. 14 with the passing of 102-year-old Roy DeWitt Deen. Deen, the second child of John Egbert and Duron Turner Deen, was born on Nov. 24, 1912. His siblings include [...]

Seeing Santa

Prized trailer stolen from VHS Ag Mechanics

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer A trailer that was custom built by the Agriculture Mechanics students at Van High School has been stolen. The red and white pinstriped trailer was stolen in the early hours of Monday, Dec. 15 from the AG Mechanics [...]