Regional News

Police Report for 10/30 to 11/05
Requests for Police Service: 10/30 Information/ 501 W. Garland Disturbance (verbal)/ 415 Jordan 10/31 Assist Van P.D./ 342 Stadium St. ...


Bob Hall Patrick Assigns Hall to Senate Select Committee on Election Security
AUSTIN, TX - Friday, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick appointed Senator Bob Hall to the Senate Select Committee on Election Security. This committee has...


Governor Abbott Orders Texas Flags Lowered to Half-Staff In Honor...
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today ordered Texas flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of those lost in the horrific shooting in Sutherland Springs,...
City Secretary Kathleen Jordan (far right) gave the oath of office to Maria Gullett and
Heather Mendez (far left), new municipal court clerk. (Photo by GS Sun) Edgewood Municipal Judge Sworn Into Office
EDGEWOOD- -Maria Gullett was sworn in as municipal judge for Edgewood at the city council meeting October 30, 2017. Heather Mendez was sworn in...


Library Notes
Since we got our 3D Printer we have tried to have something printing while we are open so that everyone has the opportunity to see the printer in...


ETMC Olympic Center Canned Food Drive Benefits East Texas Food Bank
To help fight hunger in East Texas this holiday season, the East Texas Medical Center Olympic Center is partnering with the East Texas Food Bank for a canned food drive...
ETMC Athens Now Offers Heart Screening
ETMC is offering a heart screening to help detect cardiovascular issues before they become life threatening with MyHeart First. MyHeart First is a comprehensive...
Van Zandt Long Term Recovery Group Update
VAN ZANDT--Next week will mark the 6-month anniversary of the tornadoes that came thru and did massive destruction in VZ County. Since then, many of you who lost your...
Jake Lawrence of Government Capitol explains details of proposed loan while Count Auditor Freddy Thomas (right) looks on. (Photo by GS Sun) Commissioners’ Plan To Borrow Money Tabled
VAN ZANDT--Commissioners approved the 2017 tax roll levy and the 2017 tax roll resolution at the October 18, 2007, regular meeting. The...


GrandSalineSun.com Online Poll
With cities, like Dallas, making the move to change how they handle stops involving small amounts of marijuana, making it a cite and release offense, do you think Van Zandt...
Job Posting to Replace PD/FD Chiefs with Public Safety Director
GRAND SALINE—In the move to add oversight to the police and fire departments, last week the Grand Saline City Council took strides to...


Eddie Paul Stanley shows the 34-pound backpack and
rescuers carry when in a mine rescue. (Photo by GS Sun) Deep Mine Rescue Team Tells Stories
GRAND SALINE--John Teague and Eddie Paul Stanley of Grand Saline told of the elaborate preparation and practice they participate in as...