Photo by David Kapitan The Running Eagles played host to teams from all across East Texas Sept. 17 for the annual Canton Cross Country Invitational.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
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Six Van Zandt County cross country teams and host of others from around the East Texas area made their way to Canton Sept. 17 to compete in the annual Canton Cross Country Invitational Meet.Fairfield... + continue reading

Canton Firefighters Rob Hutson and Tony Bates
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Posted by Canton1
The Canton Fire Department will hold a fundraiser by selling pink T-shirts and hats. The shirts are available at the Canton Fire Station, 1390 S. Trades Day Blvd., Canton. “The bright pink shirts... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Alex Mendoza (25) delivers a big hit on Life Waxahachie quarterback Matt Hipshire to cause one of the Mustangs’ eight fumbles on the night.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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The Canton Eagles scored touchdowns on each of their six first half possessions in a 49-14 demolition of the Life Waxahachie Mustangs on Friday night, putting an exclamation point on a thrilling... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Posted by Canton1
Carter Day (7) and McGwire Martin (5) celebrate following Day's 48-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter Friday night. The Eagles improved to 4-0 overall on the season by thrashing Waxahachie... + continue reading

Courtesy photo East Texas Stampede Equestiran 4-H Drill team members Audra Rainwater, Gracie Rainwater, Hannah Cade, Bri Caughron, Natalie Koen, Faith Wyndam, Maggie Stephens and Rachel Cade sit in the saddle while Kelly Jayroe receives a check from the Farm Bureau’s J.J. Wilson and his daughter, Quinn.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Posted by Canton1
The East Texas Stampede Equestrian 4-H Drill team is working to be ready for the State Fair of Texas Drill Team competition scheduled for Oct. 17 and 18.   The team recently took time out of... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan The Running Eagles played host to teams from all across East Texas Sept. 17 for the annual Canton Cross Country Invitational.

Canton Firefighters Rob Hutson and Tony Bates

Photo by David Kapitan Alex Mendoza (25) delivers a big hit on Life Waxahachie quarterback Matt Hipshire to cause one of the Mustangs’ eight fumbles on the night.

Photo by David Kapitan

Courtesy photo East Texas Stampede Equestiran 4-H Drill team members Audra Rainwater, Gracie Rainwater, Hannah Cade, Bri Caughron, Natalie Koen, Faith Wyndam, Maggie Stephens and Rachel Cade sit in the saddle while Kelly Jayroe receives a check from the Farm Bureau’s J.J. Wilson and his daughter, Quinn.

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09/28/2016
Flatwood Community Foodbank, located at PR 8719 off FM 279 three miles west of Edom, will be having a benefit garage sale Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.  Sale starts at 9 a.m. each day. All proceeds will go to the Food Bank to purchase food for needy families,... + continue reading
09/27/2016
Canton’s annual Fall Festival will see some changes this year but some old favorites will be returning.  The Fall Festival is a project of the Canton Main Street advisory board.This year’s festival will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, with Dinner on Main Street... + continue reading

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Courtesy photos Auxilary 9171 member JoeAnna Birdwell Logan filling out balloon cards to be released during the Labor Day event.
09/19/2016
The first balloons released by those attending the Labor Day Veterans Memorial balloon release have been found.   According to VZC Vets Memorial Public Relations Chair Diane Farmer, “a card was received in the mail on Thursday, Sept. 8, from Dorothy McCaig at Timber Creek Apartments in Sulphur Springs stating her 6-year-old granddaughter... + continue reading

Courtesy Photo The Canton varsity girls team will head into its annual home meet on a high note, finishing third overall at the James Smith Invitational Meet in Midlothian Sept. 8. Canton had the top two finishers at the meet, with Karen James finishing first overall in 13:43, and Taylor Marshall finishing second overall in 13:53.
09/17/2016
The Running Eagles ran at the James Smith Invitational in Midlothian on Thursday, Sept. 8, winning first overall in the varsity boys division and third overall in the varsity girls division.The varsity boys won the meet with 100 points out of 16 schools and 122 runners. Cordale Harrison led the way finishing fourth with a time of 18:25. He was... + continue reading

Mitch and Cindy Goodson
09/17/2016
Cancer patients in Van Zandt County without reliable transportation now have an option to participate in the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program.Patients fighting cancer need treatment and sometimes transportation is their biggest roadblock. Road to Recovery provides a way to and from cancer treatment for patients who do not have a... + continue reading

Photos by Britne Hammons The 2016 Homecoming parade Sept. 12 offered a chance for Eagles of all ages to show their Canton colors.
09/16/2016
The Canton Eagle Homecoming is this week.The parade and downtown pep rally were Sept. 12. Students at the high school participated in Spirit Days this week and the Homecoming queen will be crowned prior to the football game Friday, Sept. 16.Homecoming queen nominees are Olivia Boyd, Karen James, Juliana Bratcher and Alexandria Wiley.Duchesses are... + continue reading

Photo by Sam Epps Dylan Cox helped Canton to win the field position battle and game against the Mabank Panthers, notching several big returns on kickoffs and grinding out tough yardage on the ground.
09/15/2016
The Canton Eagles continued their winning ways during a trip to Mabank Sept. 9, spoiling the Panthers homecoming night by scoring touchdowns in all three phases of the game during a 33-24 win.Penalties and punts were the name of the game throughout the early stages of the first quarter, with neither team being able to string together enough plays... + continue reading

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Courtesy Photo Katie Roberts, Roan Phillips, Sierra Ross, Isabella Ramirez, Chloe Dixon.
09/26/2016

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Photo by David Kapitan The Running Eagles played host to teams from all across East Texas Sept. 17 for the annual Canton Cross Country Invitational.
09/25/2016
Six Van Zandt County cross country teams and host of others from around the East Texas area made their way to Canton Sept. 17 to compete in the annual Canton Cross Country Invitational Meet.Fairfield... + continue reading
09/23/2016
After more than a month and a half of play under their collective belts, the Canton Eaglettes will finally begin their quest for back-to-back district titles starting Friday night.Canton will open... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Alex Mendoza (25) delivers a big hit on Life Waxahachie quarterback Matt Hipshire to cause one of the Mustangs’ eight fumbles on the night.
09/22/16

Photo by David Kapitan
09/22/16

Courtesy Photo The Canton varsity girls team will head into its annual home meet on a high note, finishing third overall at the James Smith Invitational Meet in Midlothian Sept. 8. Canton had the top two finishers at the meet, with Karen James finishing first overall in 13:43, and Taylor Marshall finishing second overall in 13:53.
09/17/16

Photo by Sam Epps Dylan Cox helped Canton to win the field position battle and game against the Mabank Panthers, notching several big returns on kickoffs and grinding out tough yardage on the ground.
09/15/16

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09/28/2016
Canton Herald – Sept. 22, 1960:A proposal by Canton lawyer W. E. West to the county press this week asks that a Junior College be established in Van Zandt County, West told the Herald. Mr. West said... + continue reading

Beth Muse
09/24/2016
As a retired kindergarten teacher, I loved to gather the children around me and read to them. The interest and excitement that they displayed was such fun to see; and I admit, I felt like a kid again... + continue reading

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09/27/2016
Sept. 11 Country Place Senior Living hosted a memorial event to remember those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America. Staff, residents and their loved ones came together for a... + continue reading

Courtesy Photo Ms. Rhonda takes a photo with Storytime participants.
09/22/2016
The theme for Storytime this week was bedtime.  Ms. Rhonda read ‘How Dinosaurs say Goodnight’, ‘Bears in Beds,’ Max and The Won’t Go to Bed Show’ and the last book, ‘Don’t let the Pigeon Stay up... + continue reading

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09/20/16

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09/19/16

Jordan Short and Eric Benton
09/12/16

Photo: Library volunteer, Abigail Muse, shelving children’s books at the Van Zandt County Library
08/30/16