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Van Zandt County Archive

Jimmy LaFave’s Peace Town Comes Out This Summer

As Wills Point-born singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave prepared to leave this world last year during his battle with cancer, he used that time to give his fans one last batch of songs.
June 27, 2018

This Summer, Try a Staycation Instead

For those seeking fun weekend destinations where plenty of activities are easily within walking distance once they arrive, there’s no need to look further than the Upper East Side of Texas.
May 14, 2018

Murals on Old Buildings' Walls Worth a Roadtrip

Splashing some paint — colors, words, and pictures — on exterior walls of buildings sends a message, serves a purpose.
April 28, 2018

Blue Moon Gardens Continues to Blossom

This year marks the 25th anniversary of friends Sharon Lee Smith and Mary Wilhite's retail garden center.
February 22, 2018

The Old Firehouse Features Pettis and Prasada-Rao

The Old Firehouse in Edom presents acoustic concerts by Pierce Pettis November 11 and Tom Prasada-Rao December 2.
October 30, 2017

Head to Edom for Gardening and Decorating Fun

Get back to nature this fall season.
October 15, 2017

East Texas Sunrise

By Ricky Niell. Breathtaking sunrise in Edgewood, Texas
May 14, 2017

BBB Advises Tornado Victims to be on the Lookout for “Storm Chasers”

Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors who take advantage of those who have already been victimized. BBB reminds homeowners to be on the lookout for storm chasers, individuals who follow severe weather hoping to get business from victims whose homes have been damaged by storms.
May 1, 2017

A Dozen Great Summer Staycation Destinations

For those seeking fun weekend destinations where plenty of activities are easily within walking distance once they arrive, there’s no need to look further than the Upper East Side of Texas.
April 24, 2017

Ben Wheeler Junebug Fest Welcomes Summer

Organizers at The Forge Bar & Grill in Ben Wheeler are gearing up for the 5th Annual Junebug Summer Fair, set for June 17-18
April 24, 2017

Therapy Dogs Lend Emotional Support to the Petless

Few pet lovers are surprised by news that being around animals may help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and even lengthen human life spans, but researchers continue to study the benefits of the human-animal bond.
April 24, 2017

East Texas Moonlight

By Claudia Holland. Sitting out on my porch one evening, the colors were so vivid and the moon was full. It's hard to capture those colors in the evening and it just lit up my soul to see this one moment. I had to capture this one beautiful moment as the sun set and the moon was rising.
March 5, 2017