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09
Oct

Grand Saline man gets 80-years in prison

 

 

Tue
09
Oct

Prayer circle

 

A number of Canton High School students met for prayer around the high school flag pole during the annual See You at the Pole Day Sept. 26. Crossroads Church of Canton Student Minister Frank Trimble led the group in prayer.

Tue
09
Oct

Registration underway for Nov. 6 election

The Nov. 6 General Election will see numerous campaigns come to an end for many state races, including those of United States senator, governor and Texas attorney general. Local voters will recognize races for the US House of Representatives District 5 seat, held by Jeb Hensarling. Hensarling did not file for re-election and the State Senator District 2 seat held by republican Bob Hall.

The General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Early voting will be held Monday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Nov. 2.

Tue
09
Oct

Nava crowned homecoming queen

Katie Nava was crowned the 2018 Canton High School Homecoming Queen Friday, Sept. 28. The 2018 Homecoming senior nominees were Nava, Mattie Tullos, Piper Beasley and Avery Simmons; duchesses were Katie Willkerson, Carly Autry, Ashley Riffe and Hannah Manry.

Tue
09
Oct

Council hears Town Square Initiative Plan

Emily Koller and Riley Triggs of the Texas Historical Commission presented the Town Square Initiative plan to the Canton City Council Sept. 18

Tue
09
Oct

New policy on law enforcement pay and OT approved

 

A new policy regarding law enforcement pay and overtime was approved unanimously by the Van Zandt County Commissioners Court during a special called meeting Sept. 26.

The issue was first presented by VZC Human Resources Director Dan Maucieri to the commissioners’ court Sept. 19 during their regular meeting.

The amended policy regarding law enforcement and overtime presented at the Sept. 19 meeting read as follows:

Mon
24
Sep

TVEC gives to CAC of VZC

The TVEC Charitable Foundatoin has awarded a grant for $3,000 to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County. The grant was awarded Sept. 4.

The TVEC Charitable Foundation is funded by donations from Operation Round Up which is a voluntary program that allows TVEC members to round up their monthly electric bills to the next whole dollar amount. The portion that is rounded up goes to the TVEC Charitable Foundation and may be used to award grant requests to local charitable organizations.

Mon
24
Sep

Judge Drum to remain in office until end of term

 

After previously announcing her retirement earlier this year, Van Zandt County District Judge Teresa Drum of the 294th District Court has now decided to remain in office until the end of her term.

Drum released a statement June 29 that she would be retiring from office after 16 years on the bench. She was waiting to hear from the Governor’s office regarding someone to be appointed to fill out the remainder of her term as she could not leave office until someone was appointed to step in.

Mon
24
Sep

Appreciating Canton's First Responders

 

During the First Responders Banquet held Sept. 11 at the Canton Civic Center, Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett, far right, honored Canton Fire Chief Bud Sanford, left, and Canton Police Department Chief Brad Allison, right, with corn hole boards. Various factions of First Responders were honored throughout the night. 

 

Mon
24
Sep

Hillcrest Cemetery now home to Towles marker

 

A historical marker dedication was held for Thomas Jefferson Towles Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Hillcrest Cemetery. The event was hosted by the Canton Main Street Program and the Van Zandt Historical Commission.

VZC Commissioner Pct. 4 Tim West welcomed guests to the dedication and VZC Commissioner Pct. 3 Keith Pearson led the invocation.

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