Bob Moore
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Posted by Canton1
Local health enthusiast Bob Moore will be among those making the 12th Brookshire Grocery Co. Heroes Flight next week.BGC will escort a group of seven World War II and 24 Korean War veterans to... + continue reading

Photo by Donnita Fisher
Monday, May 30, 2016
Posted by Canton1
CISD Administrative Secretary Stacie Wilkerson administered the oath of office to newly elected trustees Julie Stern and Clay Nicklas, right, and re-elected trustee T.A. Hale.For more stories like... + continue reading

Photos by Britne Hammons First grade teachers at Canton Elementary received a $5,00.15 grant for “Mastery through Mimeo Magic,” which is an interactive module for whiteboards. The boards will present information through movement, color sound and promote student engagement.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Posted by Canton1
The Canton ISD Education Foundation rolled out the cash May 6 by delivering grants to teachers around the Canton ISD campuses.A total of $19,466.01 was awarded to teachers who applied for grants... + continue reading

Chef Sharon Van Meter
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Posted by Canton1
Canton Marketplace has announced that World Master Chef Sharon Van Meter has launched Miss Petie’s Southern Kitchen inside the 93,000 square foot indoor shopping facility.  The restaurant is... + continue reading

Left - Valedictorian Emily Nicks Right - Salutatorian Samantha Oakley
Friday, May 27, 2016
Posted by Canton1
During commencement ceremonies May 27, Emily Kate Nicks and Samantha Oakley will be leading the Canton High School Class of 2016 as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.The 2016 Eagles will... + continue reading

Bob Moore

Photo by Donnita Fisher

Photos by Britne Hammons First grade teachers at Canton Elementary received a $5,00.15 grant for “Mastery through Mimeo Magic,” which is an interactive module for whiteboards. The boards will present information through movement, color sound and promote student engagement.

Chef Sharon Van Meter

Left - Valedictorian Emily Nicks Right - Salutatorian Samantha Oakley

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05/31/2016
There was a special guest at the Van Zandt County Library during Storytime May 20. Matt Porter came and played the guitar and led the children in singing.  The songs included “Bingo,”  “Old MacDonald” and “The Hokey Pokey” which had all the children giggling... + continue reading
05/31/2016
May 13, the Canton FFA Chapter held its annual banquet and awards celebration in the commons area of Canton High School. Approximately 200 members, parents and supporters were on hand for a meal sponsored by the Canton FFA Booster Club and catered by the Canton High... + continue reading

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Photo by Britne Hammons Dale Corbett and supporters gathered for a prayer near the courthouse after voting results were announced Tuesday evening.
05/26/2016
Dale Corbett will be the new sheriff of Van Zandt County.Corbett earned 68 percent – or 2,911 votes –  in the Republican Party Primary Run Off election held May 24. His opponent, Ron Carroll, received 1,365 votes, about 32 percent.Corbett will be uncontested on the November ballot.In early voting Corbett earned 1,051 votes (63 percent) to... + continue reading

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05/22/2016
Stacy Smith was the very last person to complete the half marathon as part of the Balloon Festival and she got a special gift at the finish line – her boyfriend on bended knee holding an engagement ring.For more stories like this one, subscribe to the Canton Herald or pick up a copy from one of our vendors.  + continue reading

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05/22/2016
More than 30 hot air balloons and about 340 runners made their way to Canton last weekend for the annual Tailwind Balloon Festival.A little rain Saturday morning grounded some of the balloonists but didn’t keep the runners from hitting the pavement.“I’m extremely proud of the effort of the dozens of volunteers who teamed up to make the First... + continue reading

Photo courtesy Canton Police Chief Brad Allison Members of the Canton Fire Department work the fire hose to control a fire on The Mountain May 14.
05/20/2016
In the early morning hours of May 14, another fire struck The Mountain.This is the third fire on The Mountain – an enclave of shops featuring Old West theme located on Hwy. 64 – since November 2014.The fire was reported shortly before 2 a.m. May 14, according to Canton Fire Chief Bud Sanford.Canton Fire and Rescue had control of the blaze by 4 a.m... + continue reading

Lena’ Pettiet
05/19/2016
A woman injured in a wreck involving a Van Zandt County sheriff’s deputy has died.Mary Lena' Pettiet, 33, died May 5 from injuries she sustained in the crash that occurred about 4:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the intersection of Hwy. 64 and Hwy. 243 in Canton.According to accident reports, while enroute to an emergency call Deputy Emily Grubbs’ SUV "T-boned... + continue reading

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Courtesy photos Students elected as members of the 2016-’17 Canton FFA Officer Team included: President – Ryan Todd, Vice President – Jeremy Dickerson, Secretary – Katy Berry, Treasurer – DJ Spencer, Reporter – Erin Bourquin, Sentinel – LauraFussnecker, and Student Advisor – Evie Davis.
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05/20/2016
Canton senior pole vaulter Colin Millsap has been no stranger to competing on the big stage of the State Track and Field Meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, having competed there in both 2014... + continue reading
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05/20/2016
The Canton Eagles saw their 2016 season draw to a close last week, falling in back-to-back games to the Pittsburg Pirates in an Area round loss May 12-13.Game one of the series featured plenty of... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Front row L to R: Kara Pride, Haley Luce, Avery Mayer, Makayla Mclemore, Abbey Thelen, Georgia Crayton Back row L to R: Allison Rickman, Aivia Strege, Bailey Brooks, Avery Russell (not pictured) Coaches: Andrew Rickman, Jess Pride - Head, Paul Crayton. Not pictured is Coach Jerry Russell.
05/13/16

Photo by David Kapitan The Canton Eagles wrapped up a bi-district title May 6-7, topping Kaufman in a best-of-three series to advance to the Area round.
05/12/16

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Lawn burrweed
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05/31/2016
For the last two months my number one horticulture related call has been this pesky weed that has infected a vast majority of yards in our area.  Lawn burrweed, carpet burrweed or spur weed... + continue reading
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05/30/2016
This spring, like most, we have been inundated with aquatic weeds in East Texas. Texas waters grow hundreds of species of aquatic plants.  Many of these are desirable; however,... + continue reading

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05/31/2016
There was a special guest at the Van Zandt County Library during Storytime May 20. Matt Porter came and played the guitar and led the children in singing.  The songs included “Bingo,”... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Boy Scout #278 were the guests of the VZC Veterans Memorial and the NSDAR.
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05/27/2016
May12, the Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial and the local Neches River Chapter of the NSDAR hosted Boy Scout Troop #378 to demonstrate how a worn, used flag is prepared for retirement.The DAR began... + continue reading

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Courtesy photo Rosemary Rumbley was the guest speaker at the Mathea Guild May meeting.
05/23/16