Van Zandt County

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Despite some weekend rainfall, drought conditions are back to moderate throughout much of Northeast Texas. 

Texas Education Agency
Texas Education Agency

A higher percentage of students from Northeast Texas finished college than students statewide. That’s according to data put together by the Texas Tribune, which looked at graduation rates among 300,000 public school students who completed 8th grade in 2005. Statewide, 21 percent of those students have graduated from college by now. Ten of the 11 counties comprising Northeast Texas exceeded that average. Hunt County was the only one to come in below the state average.

GOP primary: Van Zandt Co. ballot

Feb 26, 2014
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Regional and county offices

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

Herald-Banner: Alicia Moore's uncle arrested

May 7, 2013
Greenville Herald-Banner

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

Greenville Police Department

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

Questions Remain in Greenville Death

Nov 13, 2012
Avi Selk / Dallas Morning News

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

Investigation Continues in Tragic Death

Nov 8, 2012
Avi Selk / Dallas Morning News

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

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.

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.

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.

Settlement reached in animal abuse case

Mar 29, 2012 / 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. 

Nearly 100 search for missing child, found unharmed

Feb 3, 2012

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.

One child dead, another injured in East Texas

Dec 13, 2011

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

One vehicle wreck along interstate turns fatal

Oct 6, 2011

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.