Justin Collins

Monday, July 24, 2017
Posted by Canton1
Grand Saline Police Chief Justin Collins was placed on paid administrative leave July 10 by the City of Grand Saline.Joel Elliott of the Elliott Law Firm in Canton and attorney for the City of Grand... + continue reading

Judge Ronnie Daniell

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Posted by Canton1
On Tuesday, July 11 Van Zandt County Precinct 2 Judge Ronnie Daniell presented a letter of intent to retire to VZC Judge Don Kirkpatrick. Judge Daniell will have served the citizens of Pct. 2 and Van... + continue reading

Past and present. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Posted by Canton1
I want to share with you my appreciation for the game of Golf! Golf is such a fun and challenging sport. A person can play the game for a lifetime and compete with both younger and older, beginners... + continue reading

Wendy Boles

Friday, July 21, 2017
Posted by Canton1
Responding to an ad that she read in the Canton Herald in the late 1990’s was the start of a career change for new Van Zandt County Jail Administrator Wendy Boles.“I started working here in 1998 when... + continue reading
Monday, July 17, 2017
Posted by Canton1
The 20th Annual East Texas Baptist Campmeeting Revival, presented by Edgewood Evangelist Dennis Erwin, will be held July 17-21 at the Civic Center in Canton.The non-profit meeting is free and open to... + continue reading

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Zoey, a Therapy Dog of Van Zandt County, has lost her battle to cancer. She passed away July 1, she was 7 years old. She was a Therapy Dog of VZC for four years. She was owned by Kathy Burkham.“Zoey had been experiencing health issues for several weeks. Zoey never failed to... + continue reading
Mark your calendar and save the date for the third annual Free State Back to School Jubilee will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer something for the whole family.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Child Advocacy Center of Van Zandt... + continue reading

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Haverly, Niell runners upWith over 100 entries submitted in the Van Zandt Newspapers Explore cover contest, DeAnna Sistrunk was named the Explore 2017 cover contest winner.Sistrunk’s photo depicts a peaceful setting over a pond in Myrtle Springs in Van Zandt County.The contest attracted a wide variety of photographs, from roadrunners catching a... + continue reading

Photo by Faith Caughron

The streets of downtown Canton were filled to the brim July 4 during the annual July 4th celebration. The parade featured a long line of participants decked out in red, white and blue to celebrate Independence Day. Rosemary Redford waved to the crowds while dressed in patriotic fashion during the parade.For more stories like this one, subscribe to... + continue reading

Photos by David Barber

Law enforcement vehicles line up for a moment of silence.

Officers pay homage to those killed A number of law enforcement agencies throughout Van Zandt County participated in a moment of silence July 7 to honor the fallen Dallas Police Department officers that were killed in the line of duty in downtown Dallas one year ago.Last year, one day after the shooting in downtown Dallas that took the lives of... + continue reading
Van Zandt County students have just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime leadership conference that has them well on their way to success. Jeremy Dickerson and Lydia Burns went back this year as Jr. Counselors. Mackenzie Oliver and Matthew Caughron represented Van Zandt County Farm Bureau at Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) 54th annual Youth Leadership... + continue reading
Former Canton Police Chief Mike Echols passed away Saturday, July 1, in Tyler. Chief Echols retired from the Canton Police Department Aug. 31, 2015. Echols had been with Canton PD since 1987 and was the chief since October 2007.Memorial services were held for Michael Wayne Echols, 72, of Malakoff Monday, July 3, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in... + continue reading


Most Valuable Player – Hunter Moore

With the 2017 season officially in the books for all District 13-4A baseball teams, coaches released their list of Superlative and All-District honorees.Not surprisingly, Canton, which won first... + continue reading
The Canton High School boys golf team competed in the 4A State Golf Tournament for the third year in a row this past May 22-23. This year's competition was held at the Horseshoe Bay Resort - Apple... + continue reading


The perfect excuseMany moons ago, I had a sales organization and we sold motivational books on records including a portable player. It was fun and profitable.Luther T. was a below-average salesman... + continue reading
Canton Herald July 13, 1961Mr. and Mrs. David Norman will celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary on July 16, 1961. Mr. and Mrs. Norman were married July 13, 1911 in their home near Mabank. Mrs.... + continue reading


Zoey, a Therapy Dog of Van Zandt County, has lost her battle to cancer. She passed away July 1, she was 7 years old. She was a Therapy Dog of VZC for four years. She was owned by Kathy Burkham.“Zoey... + continue reading

Peoples Communication received a photo from Cary Hilliard for supporting the VZC Veterans Memorial.

Several businesses and individual parties donated to the Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial. In thanks, the VZC Memorial board members presented those person (s) with a framed photograph of the jet... + continue reading