Courtesy photo Doye and Jim Fuller are now members of the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest Hall of Fame.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Deep within their hearts lie a melody and now Jim and Doye Fuller have an award for their wall to prove it. And it’s an award they share with Canton.Since the mid 1970s, the Fullers have been... + continue reading

Left and center photo by Photo by Aden Lane Martin. Right photo by Photo by Brad Blakemore
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Welders make repairs on the downtown Canton historic water tower in preparation for sandblasting. The water tower, on the site of Canton’s new city hall, is being restored. The used water tower was... + continue reading

The Easters
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Posted by Canton1
The 19th Annual East Texas Baptist Campmeeting will be held through July 22 at the Canton Civic Center on First Monday grounds.This Campmeeting/revival meeting is one of the largest annual, week-long... + continue reading

Photos by Brad Blakemore CTCC Board Member Ben Hendley with Edward Jones entertains his group during a portion of the program.
Monday, July 18, 2016
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On June 23 Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce offered a free training session and dinner to its members titled “Communication Skills for the Successful Business Owner.” Training was provided by George... + continue reading

Courtesy photos Members of the Reese family attending the medal ceremony were, from left, Jonathon Reese (grandson) holding Lawrence Reese (great grandson,) Carolyn Reese (granddaughter-in-law,) Ember Hilliard (granddaughter,) Jeff Hilliard (son-in-law,) Dorie Hilliard (daughter,) Bob Reese Jr. (son,) Andy Reese (son,) Judah Hilliard (grandson,) Lori Reese (daughter-in-law,) Harry Reese (grandson) and, in front, Bob Reese Sr. Not pictured are Cameron Reese (grandson) and Elijah Reese (great grandson.)
Friday, July 15, 2016
Posted by Canton1
On July 4 aboard the Battleship Texas, Van Zandt County resident Robert Reese was awarded the medal of Knight in the French Legion of Honor for his actions during World War II.Mr. Reese, 94, was... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Doye and Jim Fuller are now members of the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest Hall of Fame.

Left and center photo by Photo by Aden Lane Martin. Right photo by Photo by Brad Blakemore

The Easters

Photos by Brad Blakemore CTCC Board Member Ben Hendley with Edward Jones entertains his group during a portion of the program.

Courtesy photos Members of the Reese family attending the medal ceremony were, from left, Jonathon Reese (grandson) holding Lawrence Reese (great grandson,) Carolyn Reese (granddaughter-in-law,) Ember Hilliard (granddaughter,) Jeff Hilliard (son-in-law,) Dorie Hilliard (daughter,) Bob Reese Jr. (son,) Andy Reese (son,) Judah Hilliard (grandson,) Lori Reese (daughter-in-law,) Harry Reese (grandson) and, in front, Bob Reese Sr. Not pictured are Cameron Reese (grandson) and Elijah Reese (great grandson.)

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07/23/2016
Future Canton volleyball standouts will get an opportunity to receive instruction from CHS coaches prior to the close of the month, with the announcement of the annual Eaglette Volleyball Camp set for July 25-27.The camp is open to incoming 3rd thru 8th graders, at a cost... + continue reading
07/22/2016
Taking a trip? Hitting the lake? Camping at a state park?What about preparing for a new school year?Summer is always a busy time of year, but state officials are reminding Texans that online services can make things easier – things like renewing driver licenses and vehicle... + continue reading

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Photos by Britne Hammons A candlelight and prayer vigil was held on the VZC Courthouse steps July 8 in honor of the Dallas law enforcement officers killed or wounded in an attack July 7. Left: VZC Sheriff’s Deputy Lamont Hughes places his hand on the shoulder of Judge Ronnie Daniell during the vigil.
07/14/2016
One day after the shooting in downtown Dallas that took the lives of 5 police officers and wounded numerous others, Van Zandt County came together in a prayer vigil to honor the fallen and wounded Dallas and DART police officers.“We come together to honor those who stand on the thin blue line, to pay homage to those who paid the extreme sacrifice... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson with a good- eating channel catfish landed last week from under the new Two Mile Bridge.
07/13/2016
Catching catfish at Lake Tawakoni is usually not a problem for savvy anglers, especially in the summertime. This is when eater size channel catfish are attracted to holes baited with soured grain like hogs to a trough but catching them in comfort this time of the year can be a challenge. I don’t need to remind any of you how hot it gets fishing... + continue reading

Photos by Brad Blakemore Duke’s Vice President and General Counsel Rami Zoubi with Corporate Director of Business Operations Sally Zoubi (no relation) in front of the sports grill’s selection of more than 20 Texas craft beers.
07/11/2016
When it comes to great food, service and the largest selection of Texas Craft Beer and Wine in Van Zandt County, you can’t beat Duke’s Burgers & Sports Co., located at the northeast corner of Hwy. 64 and I-20 in Canton.Duke’s Burgers & Sports Co. is the latest business venture created by owner and company President Joe Zoubi. Duke’s... + continue reading

Photo courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife A Big gator almost submerged under water
07/09/2016
Breeding season’s over, nesting time nowVan Zandt County may be hundreds of miles away from the nearest swampy bayou but that doesn’t mean alligators don’t live here.“There are alligators all over Van Zandt County,” Game Warden Daylon Damron said. “I’ve only been here about a year but I’ve heard stories of 12-foot alligator sightings.”According to... + continue reading

First Place Higginbotham Brothers ACE Hardware of Canton with veterans Dan Catania U.S. Army, Cary Hilliard U.S. Air Force, Bob Borth U.S. Air Force and Dave Depoma U.S. Coast Guard
07/08/2016
The annual Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade went on in spite of a few unexpected showers on July 4th in Canton. "The rain did keep a few of our floats from participating however we ended up with a good parade" said CTCC Office Administrator Laura Mendoza. People still lined up along Buffalo St. and around the downtown square... + continue reading

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Courtesy photo Canton Auto Parts store manager Junior Mixon with Martins Mill FFA members and Martins Mill AG teacher Buddy Winstead.
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07/23/2016
Future Canton volleyball standouts will get an opportunity to receive instruction from CHS coaches prior to the close of the month, with the announcement of the annual Eaglette Volleyball Camp set... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson with a good- eating channel catfish landed last week from under the new Two Mile Bridge.
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07/13/2016
Catching catfish at Lake Tawakoni is usually not a problem for savvy anglers, especially in the summertime. This is when eater size channel catfish are attracted to holes baited with soured grain... + 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.
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07/23/2016
It was June 12, 2006, when I got serious about my lifestyle and health. My blood pressure was down from a high of 205/104, and the weight was down from a high of 254. In the 1990s I went through... + continue reading
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07/19/2016
Governor reacts to downtown Dallas ambush AUSTIN — A “Black Lives Matter” protest turned tragic when a sniper fired into a crowd estimated at 1,000 people in downtown Dallas at about 9 p.m. on... + continue reading

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07/21/2016
Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church will hold “Submerged,” a Vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 25 to July 29.“Kids will begin their exploration each day at the Helm.  From the Helm,... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Grace Bible Fellowship Pastor Dan Tarno puckers up for a porcine peck as part of the church’s youth group fundraiser.
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07/21/2016
The Faith Warriors Youth Group of Grace Bible Fellowship in Canton raised $508.66 for their summer activities.As part of a fundraising contest, the Youth Team chose four church members – Pastor Dan... + continue reading

Courtesy photo Children sit around as they enjoy listening to stories about pirates such as “Pirates in Pajamas” and “Pirates Don’t Change Diapers.”
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Courtesy photo Participating in the installation of officers were from left to right is Dale Baugh, Master of Ceremonies; Steve DeVille, Tiler; Ed Cozart, Chaplin; Jack Bickle, Senior Warden; Mac Walling, Master; Michael Bowman, Junior Warden; Tyke Salazar, Marshall; Joshua Wintters. Senior Deacon; Michael King, Secretary. Not pictured is Ron Fields, Treasurer and Eric Boyer, Junior Deacon.
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