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Kyle Rose-Peterson scores a field goal over a fallen Quinlan Ford Panther defender during Canton’s 73-55 win. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The Canton Eagles made their way to Edgewood Dec. 1-3, competing against 11 other teams as part of the 50th annual Jack Shellnut Boys Basketball Tournament.Canton, champions in both 1998 and 1999,... + continue reading

Mary Lynn and Jimmy Baugh along with chamber members shown above with Cindy Malouf, winner of the Ashley bar stool and table set.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Posted by Canton1
The Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce held their final AM Connections of the year last week at Hilliard’s Furniture located at 209 S. Buffalo St. in Canton.Owners Mary Lynn and Jimmy Baugh opened... + continue reading

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Texas State Senator Bob Hall reads a proclamation after presenting a Texas flag to Lace Deibert, the Texas Bank and Trust Vice-President and Canton Branch Manager, congratulating the bank on the opening of their new location on Highway 19 in Canton.

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Posted by Canton1
An almost six-month remodeling project was nearing the end for what was supposed to be a new-look Texas Bank and Trust facility at 231 East Tyler Street in downtown Canton before a tragic event... + continue reading

Ausitn Layne with his signature white hat performing at the Moore’s Store in Ben Wheeler.

Monday, December 5, 2016
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Austin Layne works on a ranch that he calls home, just outside of Canton on 17, with his dog named Merle Waggard, when he’s not traveling to supporting his musical career. Austin is recognized... + continue reading

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Canton sophomore McGwire Martin was recognized by opposing coaches as the District 6-4A Defensive Newcomer of the Year for his play during the 2016 season. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016
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With the season over for all District 6-4A teams, coaches released their list of Superlative and All-District honorees for the 2016 season. Wills Point, which finished district with a perfect 5-0... + continue reading

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Kyle Rose-Peterson scores a field goal over a fallen Quinlan Ford Panther defender during Canton’s 73-55 win. 

Mary Lynn and Jimmy Baugh along with chamber members shown above with Cindy Malouf, winner of the Ashley bar stool and table set.

Photo by David Barber

Texas State Senator Bob Hall reads a proclamation after presenting a Texas flag to Lace Deibert, the Texas Bank and Trust Vice-President and Canton Branch Manager, congratulating the bank on the opening of their new location on Highway 19 in Canton.

 

Ausitn Layne with his signature white hat performing at the Moore’s Store in Ben Wheeler.

Photo by David Kapitan

Canton sophomore McGwire Martin was recognized by opposing coaches as the District 6-4A Defensive Newcomer of the Year for his play during the 2016 season. 

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12/08/2016
The Canton Eaglettes got their first taste of tournament action in Winnsboro Dec. 1-3, taking on a field that included Longview, Sulphur Springs, Whitehouse, Gilmer, Saltillo, Rains, Winnsboro, Commerce, Pine Tree, Texas High and Lindale as part of the 2016 Hoofest... + continue reading
12/08/2016
The Mathea Guild met Nov. 10 at the Plaza Museum in Canton.Ann Russell held the meeting in the absence of President,Rose Dearman. Shirley McMahan introduced the speaker for the day, the well-known Max Callahan.Callahan, a teacher, taught at Canton Junior High for 17 years... + continue reading

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VZC Chief Appraiser Scott Hyde speaks to the VZC Commissioners Court Nov. 22 about a proposed tax collection agreement between the county appraisal district and the county. Following Hyde’s presentation, the court voted unanimously to accept the agreement.

12/01/2016
After reviewing proposals from three different firms, the Van Zandt County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to hire Patillo, Brown & Hill of Waco as the new auditing firm for the county for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2016.During their Nov. 22 regular meeting, the commissioners heard proposals from County Auditor Freddy Thomas... + continue reading

The missing man table

11/25/2016
The inaugural First Responders Banquet was held Nov. 12 with 713 first responders and guests filling the Canton Civic Center to highlight and show appreciation for first responders in Van Zandt County.For every First Responder that attended, a specially-minted challenge coin was provided to them along with a T-shirt to commemorate the banquet.... + continue reading

Van Zandt County Auditor Freddy Thomas presents an agenda item to the Van Zandt County Commissioners Court during its regular meeting Monday, November 7. A number of agenda items were unanimously approved by the commissioners during their 30-minute session. The next meeting of the commissioners court is set for Tuesday, December 13 at 9 a.m.

11/19/2016
A number of proposals received approval from the Van Zandt County Commissioners Court regular meeting Monday, Nov. 7The meeting was held a day earlier than normal due to Election Day Nov. 8, according to Van Zandt County Judge Don Kirkpatrick.The commissioners approved the purchase of regular license plates for two newly acquired exempt vehicles... + continue reading

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Dylan Cox finished with 116 rushing yards and a touchdown in Friday night’s 41-21 loss to Aubrey.

11/17/2016
The Canton Eagles carried the banner for Van Zandt County football teams in 2015, finishing as the only local team to win a bi-district title. As one of four county playoff qualifiers this season, the Eagles looked to make it two consecutive bi-district round wins during a showdown with District 5-4A runner-up Aubrey at E.H. Hanby Stadium in... + continue reading

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11/17/2016
Memorial held to dedicate statue Pastor Dan Tarno of Grace Bible Fellowship Church of Canton set the tone for the Kneeling Soldier memorial dedication Nov. 11 by remarking, “We don’t fight the battles we know we can win; rather, we fight the battles that we believe in.”The veterans of Van Zandt County battled and believed in a vison- a vison... + continue reading

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12/08/2016
The Canton Eaglettes got their first taste of tournament action in Winnsboro Dec. 1-3, taking on a field that included Longview, Sulphur Springs, Whitehouse, Gilmer, Saltillo, Rains, Winnsboro,... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan

Kyle Rose-Peterson scores a field goal over a fallen Quinlan Ford Panther defender during Canton’s 73-55 win. 

12/08/2016
The Canton Eagles made their way to Edgewood Dec. 1-3, competing against 11 other teams as part of the 50th annual Jack Shellnut Boys Basketball Tournament.Canton, champions in both 1998 and 1999,... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan

Canton sophomore McGwire Martin was recognized by opposing coaches as the District 6-4A Defensive Newcomer of the Year for his play during the 2016 season. 

12/01/16

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12/07/2016
Canton Herald, Dec. 1, 1960:  Cut over to Southwestern States the Telephone Companies Jackson, Myrtle Springs and Oakland exchanges failed to take place Tuesday as previously announced because... + continue reading
12/06/2016
Thanksgiving Day is over, and across Van Zandt County, people are preparing for Christmas. While Santa Claus brings toys and candy, I’d like to suggest some durable gifts for emergency preparedness.... + continue reading

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From left to right, Lou Ann Everett, Max Callahan, Sandy Giles and Ann Russell.

12/08/2016
The Mathea Guild met Nov. 10 at the Plaza Museum in Canton.Ann Russell held the meeting in the absence of President,Rose Dearman. Shirley McMahan introduced the speaker for the day, the well-known... + continue reading
12/07/2016
Lion Andy Reese welcomed Martins Mill students Lydia Burns and Harry Reese.  Burns spoke on the free enterprise system and Reese gave a speech on the Patriot Academy.For more stories like this... + continue reading

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Participating in the bake sale from left to right was Brenda Jones, Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett and Diane Poole.

12/05/16

Kathryn Strickland

12/03/16