Monday, June 27, 2016
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Little Miss Texas, Canton resident Teresa Mendoza, gets some recycling instruction from Anna Baker at the master gardeners exhibit at the Free State Jubilee June 18. Results and additional photos... + continue reading

Chuck Allen
Friday, June 24, 2016
Posted by Canton1
The VZC Fire Marshal’s Office will be entering a new era as early as today, with longtime fire marshal Chuck Allen announcing his decision to step away from the position to pursue a new job and the... + continue reading

Rudolph Chestang
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Posted by Canton1
About 4 p.m. June 14, an irate man walked into the Canton Travel Center on I-20 at the 533 exit and shot one of the store’s employees.D.J. Stevenson, identified on social media as the center’s... + continue reading

Photos by Britne Hammons Left, barista Monica Vazquez; center, owner Mark Thompson; and right, Barista Keeley Elliott at the Clean Brew in Van.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Posted by Canton1
Laundromat, coffee shop comes to Van Mark Thompson said he saw a need, a need for people to have the means of washing clothes and grabbing a cup of coffee in Van after the May 10, 2015, tornado... + continue reading
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Posted by Canton1
Construction has started on the new permanent home for Manna, a food bank serving Van Zandt County.Manna supplies food to approximately 350 families a month with 30 of those being first time users of... + continue reading

Chuck Allen

Rudolph Chestang

Photos by Britne Hammons Left, barista Monica Vazquez; center, owner Mark Thompson; and right, Barista Keeley Elliott at the Clean Brew in Van.

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June 7 -- North/South, first,Sandy Hilliard and Tillie Reed; second, Sarah Niemann and  Evelyn Schmidt; third, Jean Roach and Valerie Chapman. East/West, first, Neva Davis and Jan Holcomb; seond, Nelda Avent and Joann Parten; third, Marion Davis and Carol Garza.June 14... + continue reading
06/26/2016
During the Van Zandt County Commissioners Court June 14, commissioners approved a bond for Constable Pct. 2 Jesse Ison. Ison is filling the unexpired term of the late C. B. Wiley.Constable Wiley was up for election in November. He had won the republican party primary... + continue reading

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Courtesy photo The group of veterans on the Hero Flight with Canton resident Bob Moore on Memorial Day weekend.
06/17/2016
Heroes restores my faith in humanityAt 84 years of age and a good life already under my belt, it never ceases to amaze me how new experiences can make such an impact on my faith in humanity. It’s not every day I get invited and treated to an event where I am being honored for my time in the US Army protecting this great county. But this one took... + continue reading

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06/16/2016
Mermaids were spotted at a local waterpark in Canton June 8.  Mermaids Aerial Reeves and Maggie St. Dennis, both of Jefferson, flipped their tails and frolicked in the water with guests as part of entertainment provided by Storybrook Parties.For more stories like this one, subscribe to the Canton Herald or pick up a copy from one of our... + continue reading

Courtesy photos Farmers Insurance Agent Matt Atkinson and his staff Melissa Lowe and Kaylee Windham are pictured cutting the red ribbon. Also pictured are Farmers Insurance District Manager Chris Carson and District Office Staff Delaina Smiley and Brittany Pitts as well as CTCC Board Members, Ambassadors and chamber members.
06/07/2016
The Matt Atkinson Farmers Insurance Agency hosted their grand opening and ribbon cutting last week with a full house. Matt Atkinson recently acquired the Farmers Insurance Agency in Canton and is now a proud member of the CTCC. Their agency is located at 17585 State Hwy. 19, Suite 100 in Canton across from Canton Oaks. Congratulations to Matt and... + continue reading

Herald Staff Photo Six members of the Canton Economic Growth Committee are pictured turning in two petitions. From left to right, Sally Zoubi, Shelly McKeehan, John McKeehan, Christie Powell, Steve Dye and Stacy Crossley.
06/07/2016
The Canton Economic Growth Committee said they have turned in more than 300 signatures of city of Canton registered voters on two petitions calling for an alcohol sales election in November. Six members of the local committee turned in the two petitions last week to City Secretary Debra Johnson.  State law required the group to submit... + continue reading

Photo by Britne Hammons Pct. 3 Commissioner Bobby Chaney, right, thanks Curtis Farthing, left, for his 37.5 years of service to the county.
06/04/2016
During the May 24 commissioner court meeting, the court had a number of items on the agenda, but put to rest the question of a dubious computer server that was being used at the VZC Jail.During the last commissioners court meeting May 10, the commissioners had tabled a request to accept a computer server that was being used at the VZC Jail to... + continue reading

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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.
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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.
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06/27/2016
CANTON HERALD-June 30, 1960: Funeral services for Sarah Catherine Whitton were held Friday, June 24, at Elm Gove Church. Mrs. Whitton was born on March 19, 1871, in Van Zandt County and passed... + continue reading
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06/27/2016
Even though we have been very blessed over the last few month with rain, we should all be good stewards of our most precious natural resource - WATER! Use these water saving tips for lawn care during... + continue reading

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06/26/2016
June 7 -- North/South, first,Sandy Hilliard and Tillie Reed; second, Sarah Niemann and  Evelyn Schmidt; third, Jean Roach and Valerie Chapman. East/West, first, Neva Davis and Jan Holcomb; seond... + continue reading

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06/25/2016
June 8, Lion Lisa Overton introduced Jim Taylor, a licensed fishing guide, to the Canton Lions Club. Taylor gave an informative speech to the club about fishing on Lake Tawakoni and Lake Fork.  ... + continue reading

Courtesy photos It was all about beaches, camping and vacations at Storytime at VZC Library.
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