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Thu
24
May

Canton ISD graduation Friday

 

 

The Class of 2018 at Canton Independent School District will hold commencement ceremonies at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 25 at the Norris Birdwell Football Stadium, W. State Highway 243 at Cherry Creek Rd., Canton.  Valedictorian Riley Nicks and Salutatorian Grant Tullos.

Honor graduates (listed in alphabetical order) are Canton High School

Thu
24
May

Deibert, Vaughn take seats as new councilmen

It was a night of new faces and special recognitions during the Canton City Council meeting April 15. New council members Daniel Deibert and Andrew Vaughn were sworn in as councilmembers. Deibert and Vaughn will fill the seats of previous councilmembers Shawn Stewart and Scott Perkins. Councilwoman Cindy Malouf ran uncontested and was also appointed as Mayor Pro-Tem.

Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett honored and recognized a few individuals for service to Canton and also awarded scholarships to graduating seniors.

Thu
24
May

Seven arrested on drug, endangerment charges

On May 16, 2018, the Canton Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division and the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant for narcotics at a residence in the 900 block of West Dallas St. Canton.

Seven persons were arrested for charges ranging from manufacture and delivery of controlled substance penalty group 1 in a drug free zone, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1 and abandon/endanger child.

Thu
24
May

Balloon Fest lifts off

Balloon Glow. Photo by Brian Parker

Set aglow

 

The Canton Tailwind Regional Balloon Festival was held May 18-19 on First Monday Grounds in Canton. Balloonists and festivalgoers were treated to a balloon glow May 18 among various other activities.

Thu
24
May

Paxton requests federal funding for women’s health program 

 

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week asked two federal agencies to move quickly to fund the state’s Healthy Texas Women program. 

The program was cut off from Medicaid funding by the Obama administration in 2012 after the Texas Legislature enacted a law preventing taxpayer money from going to abortion providers. 

Thu
24
May

Goggans sentenced to 37 months in prison

 

Press release

On Jan. 12, 2017, the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, Canton Police Department, ATF and DEA conducted an arrest and search operation on the business and residence of Michael Goggans of Edgewood.

Thu
24
May

Commissioners approve FWSC grant

 

Due to an upcoming meeting in Frisco, the Van Zandt County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting two days early on May 14 in the VZC Courthouse.

At the beginning of the meeting, VZC Judge Don Kirkpatrick reminded those in attendance that Early Voting for the May 22 Primary Runoff Elections was underway and would continue through Friday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Extended hours were available Wednesday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thu
24
May

CFD clears rumors of fire location

 

 

Canton Fire Department responded to a call at 5:57 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at 25154 E. Hwy. 64 which is at the intersection of Highways 64 and 17 to extinguish a fire that engulfed five storage sheds. While speculation immediately arose that The Mountain was on fire yet again, Captain Brian Horton with the CFD laid rumors to rest regarding the location of the fire and said the fire’s location was “not on The Mountain.”

Tue
15
May

National Day of Prayer service held

 

Rainy skies outside could not dampen the spirits of those attending inside during the National Day of Prayer service May 3 held in the Van Zandt County Court at Law courtroom.

The service opened with music by the Van Zandt County Community Choir led by First Baptist Church of Canton Minister of Music John Bell as the choir led those in attendance in the singing of the National Anthem and “God Bless the USA.”

Tue
15
May

Election moving forward despite controversy

 

Van Zandt County will see its political runoff races come to an end on May 22, with the Republican Primary runoff election of VZC Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace and VZC District Judge along with the United States House of Representatives District 5 race.

In the Democratic Primary runoff race for governor, Lupe Valdez will face off against Andrew White.

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