Van Zandt County

2014 Elections
4:35 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

GOP primary: Van Zandt Co. ballot

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Regional and county offices

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Texas Crime and Corrections
10:40 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Study finds 'staggering' racial bias in marijuana enforcement

A number of Texas counties, shown in blue, had ethnicity-based discrepancies in enforcement of marijuana possession greater than the national average.
aclu.org

Researchers say that both nationwide and in Texas, arrests for marijuana possession show enforcement disparities along racial lines.

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Hunt County
8:27 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Herald-Banner: Alicia Moore's uncle arrested

Alicia Moore
Greenville Herald-Banner

The Greenville Herald-Banner reports that the uncle of murdered Greenville teenager Alicia Moore has been arrested.

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Arrested at home
8:25 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Six days later, Greenville police get their man

Greenville Police Department

Brandon Cole Thompson, who eluded Greenville police last week, has been arrested.

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Alicia Moore
8:34 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Questions Remain in Greenville Death

Avi Selk Dallas Morning News

Answers are still being sought in connection with the death of a Greenville teenager.

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Alicia Moore
9:16 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Investigation Continues in Tragic Death

Alicia Chanta Moore
Avi Selk Dallas Morning News

The investigation in the death of a Greenville High School student is continuing.

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Police and Courts
2:49 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Grand Jury to Consider Charges in Wreck that Killed 5 Children

Those killed were 13-year-old Rosbelia Jaimes, 7-year-old Omar Jaimes, 6-year-old Saideth Acuna, 3-year-old Yuliza Acuna, and 2-year-old Judith Jaimes.
http://www.wafb.com

CANTON - State Troopers have turned over evidence in the case of Frederico Acuna to the District Attorney's office, which is to be presented to the Van Zandt County Grand Jury later this month.

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Fatal Crash
7:49 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Five Youth Dead, Seven Injured in Interstate 20 Wreck

Kenneth Dean AP Photo/The Tyler Morning Telegraph

VAN - Five children have died after a sport utility vehicle carrying 12 veered out of control and overturned along Interstate 20 in Van Zandt County.

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Farm Service Agency
4:44 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Delta and Van Zandt FSA offices to close in consolidation measure

The US Department of Agrigulture's Farm Service Agency
fsa.usda.gov

COLLEGE STATION — James B. Douglass, Acting Texas State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency (FSA), today announced that USDA Secretary Thomas A. Vilsack has approved the closure of 15 FSA county offices in Texas, a process that will begin immediately.

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Animal cruelty
3:12 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Settlement reached in animal abuse case

One of the dogs seized last week
www.spca.org SPCA

WILLS POINT - An alleged puppy mill operator in Van Zandt County has agreed to relinquish custody of all 35 animals recently seized from her property to the SPCA of Texas. 

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Missing child
8:58 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Nearly 100 search for missing child, found unharmed

VAN ZANDT COUNTY - A missing three-year-old Van Zandt County girl has been found alive and well after a lengthy search that began Thursday afternoon.

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Shooting
9:05 am
Tue December 13, 2011

One child dead, another injured in East Texas

VAN ZANDT COUNTY - Van Zandt County deputies and Texas Rangers are investigating two separate accidental shootings involving children.

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Deadly Wreck
7:56 am
Thu October 6, 2011

One vehicle wreck along interstate turns fatal

VAN ZANDT COUNTY - A man is killed Wednesday after being thrown from his vehicle along a busy roadway and then hit by an 18-wheeler.

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Local Interest
4:37 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

Brooks Gremmels Day in Van Zandt County

BEN WHEELER, TX (ketr) - More than 200 people packed into Moore's Store in Ben Wheeler Sunday to pay tribute to entrepreneur and philanthropist Brooks Gremmels. State Representative Dan Flynn and Van Zandt County Commissioner Ron Carroll read proclamations by the state legislature and county judge declaring September 18, 2011, Brooks Gremmels Day in Van Zandt County.

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