Saturday, August 20, 2016
Posted by Canton1
The Van Zandt County Commissioners have found themselves up to the elbows in all things budgetary, taking the first couple of weeks of August to simply and adjust the county budget.  However,... + continue reading
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Posted by Canton1
The Van Zandt County Commissioners have found themselves up to the elbows in all things budgetary, taking the first couple of weeks of August to simply and adjust the county budget.  However,... + continue reading
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Posted by Canton1
The Van Zandt County Commissioners have found themselves up to the elbows in all things budgetary, taking the first couple of weeks of August to simply and adjust the county budget.  However,... + continue reading

Photo by Doug Stuart The Canton Eagles will hit the field one more time before the start of their 2016 season, traveling to Kaufman tonight (Aug. 18) to take on the Lions. The Eagles will open the season at home the following week, hosting the Brownsboro Bears.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Posted by Canton1
The bright spotlight of the Friday night lights continues to draw ever closer this week, with Canton scheduled to take on Kaufman in their final scrimmage of the 2016 preseason tonight.The Lions,... + continue reading

Photo by Britne Hammons Canton ISD kindergarten teacher Jessica Drake welcomes her new students Madison James, Daisy Earl and Zoey Zielinski on their first day of school Aug. 15.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Posted by Canton1
The Canton ISD Board of Trustees approved a tax rate of $1.471 Aug. 15 – the board has kept the tax rate steady for a decade.“This is the 10th year we’ve been able to hold the tax rate,”... + continue reading

Photo by Doug Stuart The Canton Eagles will hit the field one more time before the start of their 2016 season, traveling to Kaufman tonight (Aug. 18) to take on the Lions. The Eagles will open the season at home the following week, hosting the Brownsboro Bears.

Photo by Britne Hammons Canton ISD kindergarten teacher Jessica Drake welcomes her new students Madison James, Daisy Earl and Zoey Zielinski on their first day of school Aug. 15.

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08/23/2016
The Red Hat Society is looking for new members. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month.  Dues are $15 for a year.The Red Hat Society is for women approaching 50 and beyond. The group is recognized by their red hats and purple clothes. According to... + continue reading
08/22/2016
Can you believe that school is back in session?Backpacks, school supplies, lunch boxes and back- to-school clothes have been acquired. Also, teachers and administrators have been working diligently to have the facilities ready and lesson plans written. It's now time to move... + continue reading

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08/17/2016
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County, along with Glen Oaks Hospital, the ABC Room, East Texas Crisis Center and Maximus, will b e hosting a “Van Zandt County Back-to-School Festival and Health Fair” Aug. 20.There will be free school supplies, back packs, food, drinks, snacks, facials, haircuts, vision and hearing checks, organizers... + continue reading
08/15/2016
The Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly luncheon last week at The Bunker at the Van Zandt Country Club.According to information from the organization, CTCC lunch topics are “designed to bring programs to help its members be more successful by providing them the tools and resources they need to thrive in today’s business world.”Last... + continue reading

Courtesy photos Raley Pino and Piper Tunnell work on Galaxy Day doughnots.
08/14/2016
This camp makes the cakeLast week, a group of kids gathered in Suzanne Duke’s kitchen  – not for a meal but for baking camp.Duke is a professional, Texas licensed home cottage baker. She is the owner, baker and designer for Life is Sweet Bakery Shoppe.“My passion is baking, and I wanted to share that passion with kids in our community,” Duke... + continue reading

Photos by Faith Caughron Jeb Hensarling speaking at last weeks town hall meeting.
08/13/2016
The residents of Van Zandt County were treated to a meeting hosted by Congressman Jeb Hensarling at the Farm Bureau in Canton Aug. 4, where he addressed hot topics such as tax reform and Constitutional balance of power and also gave an update on his Congressional efforts.In a press release, Hensarling stated, “Our democracy requires that the... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Hunter Moore showed off some fancy footwork to elude the pass rush and break free into the open field.
08/12/2016
The Canton Eagles wasted little time getting acclimated to the season ahead, beginning the annual tradition of preseason practices Aug. 1 before taking part in an intrasquad scrimmage at Norris Birdwell Stadium Aug. 6.Canton’s varsity flashed promise both offensively and defensively throughout the first padded scrimmage, with the offense putting... + continue reading

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Courtesy photo Members of the Castillian Lodge donated filled backpacks to Canton Elementary School. Principal Kelly Lamar accepted the supplies. Making the delivery were Masons, from left, Michael Bowman (junior warden,) Josh Wintters (senior deacon,) Mac Walling (master) and Jeff Lawley (district deputy grand master.)
08/16/2016

Courtesy photos Free State Master Gardener Bob Williams teaches students Audrey Thelen and Eve Dial how to properly plant.
08/15/2016

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08/20/2016
Van Zandt Newspapers L. L. C. and Canton radio station KWJB (95.1 FM and 1510 AM) in Canton have announced a joint effort to cover high school football in Van Zandt County for the 2016 season.As part... + continue reading
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08/19/2016
The Canton Eaglette varsity volleyball team will get its first look at tournament play Aug. 18-20, competing in the annual Eustace Lady Bulldog Varsity Volleyball Invitational Tournament.Pool play,... + continue reading

Photo by Doug Stuart The Canton Eagles will hit the field one more time before the start of their 2016 season, traveling to Kaufman tonight (Aug. 18) to take on the Lions. The Eagles will open the season at home the following week, hosting the Brownsboro Bears.
08/18/16

Photo by David Kapitan Hunter Moore showed off some fancy footwork to elude the pass rush and break free into the open field.
08/12/16

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08/06/16

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08/23/2016
CANTON HERALD- Aug. 18, 1960: Big Thursday Parade Start Fair Festivities – A gigantic parade will kick off the Van Zandt County Fair and Rodeo 1960 style this afternoon (Thursday) at 4 o’clock... + continue reading
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08/22/2016
I grew up in Grand Prairie, a suburb of Dallas. Not long ago I went to a high school reunion of some of my close classmates. I walked outside to see what main street looked like after many years. To... + continue reading

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08/22/2016
Can you believe that school is back in session?Backpacks, school supplies, lunch boxes and back- to-school clothes have been acquired. Also, teachers and administrators have been working diligently... + continue reading
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08/17/2016
The Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce welcomed another new member last week to its growing base of over 300 local businesses. HearLife Hearing Care is located on the NE corner of the Canton square at... + continue reading

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08/13/16

Courtesy photo Mrs. Rhonda reads a bedtime story before children leave their stuffed animal friends at the library for a sleepover.
08/08/16