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Edgewood Police Report
The Edgewood Police seven violations of city
Judge Rhita Koches has In addition to criminal jury Beautiful, and the Adopt a Koches graduated ffg'hi Tyler
Department reported a total of ordinance, four burglaries of announced that she will seek trials, Koches has presided County ftoad program Junior. College wjth an
239 calls for services for buildings, three assaults/family election as Van Zandt County over what is believed to be the approved by the associate degree in business,
October and November. violence, three assaults, one Judge, the office she has held county's first juvenile jury trial commissioners court in the last and from the legal assistants
The remodeling at the burglary of habitation, one since September 2004. and a mental commitment case few weeks. program, political jicience
department has slowed officers recovered stolen vehicle and "It's been an incredibly before a jury, as well as a "Through volunteer support, department, at the University
down on paper work making the five criminal mischiefs under rewarding year," Koches said, hearing on juror misconduct in we're able to approach issues of Texas at Arlington^$he has •
weekly incident reports hard to $50. "and I'm excited about the connection with a criminal and programs that otherwise attained the Certified Legal
get at this time. The office One criminal mischief $500 projects and vision we're trial. just would not be feasible for Assistant certificatiorfiand the
should be complete and all to $1,500 was reported, two developing for Van Zandt The county judge also serves the county," Koches said. CLA Specialty Certlfiption in
computers up and running by driving while intoxicated, two County." as the county's chief financial The county's Emergency Bankruptcy. |*
next week. reckless driving, one minor in Koches also announced the officer. Koches presented her Management Plan is another The Koches are members of
Three possession of possession of alcohol on school formation of a countywide first county budget last issue which has come to the St. Therese Catholic Qnurch in
controlled substances were property, one counterfeit campaign committee. Helen summer, proposing a three- forefront in recent months. Canton where she seljyes as a
reported; one unauthorized use money, two forgery, one Howell, of Edgewood, will year plan to move the county "Our participation in the lector. She is a member of the
of a motor vehicle; four recover stolen property, one serve as Koches' campaign out of its current tradition of county's first disaster drill last St. Therese Ladies, Guilil where
accidents; two evading arrest or failure to register as sex treasurer. Sue Baugh, of borrowing against future tax August turned out to be a she has served as president and
detention and one possession of offender, four suspicious Canton, will serve as the revenues. blessing when we were faced treasurer. ;'*
marijuana. persons and one cruelty to campaign's publicity The proposal has been with the local relief efforts She is a past president of the
The Edgewood K-9 u n i t animals. communications director and lauded by county officials as a associated with hurricanes Canton Lions Club :and was
assisted other agencies twice; There was one littering Al Coleman, of Wills Point, recovery plan and calls for Katrina and Rita," Koches said. awarded a Melvin Jones;Fellow
twelve warrants were served; charge, four civil issues, one will act as financial advisor. reduced borrowing over the "The drill helped to achieve a by the Past District Governor's
four thefts; five disorderly 911 h a n g - u p , six welfare Elaine Seymore, of Canton, next three years to end the green rating for the entire state Association in Marc^ft 2002.
conducts and one theft of checks, one alarm call and one will serve the campaign as dependency on tax anticipation of Texas. But I believe our Koches is also a member of the
prescriptions. medical emergency. scheduler/events coordinator, notes. Koches expanded the finest hour came with the Van Kiwanis Club. '<£ .
There were eight animal Also one stolen credit card, and Diana Wilcoxson, of involvement of the county's outpouring of local support for She served as secretary of
complaints, three impounds, one car fire, one funeral escort, Edgewood, has been named elected officials and the hurricane evacuees." the Republican Club.jof Van
four suspicious vehicles, one one burn ban violation, one chairman of the campaign's department heads by inviting A countywide emergency Zandt County for twjft years
terroristic threat, four criminal power outage, one major water telephone committee. them to be a part of the budget management team has now and was active in seVe&l local
trespass warnings and two leak, one lost dog, two dog In addition to sign chairmen process as well as the recovery initiated plans for a tabletop campaigns. \ . jij
harassments. calls, two courtesy transports, for each precinct, Tammie plan. demonstration next year to be A member of the Van Zandt
The department assisted five one trespass call, two release Harp, of Wills Point, and Mary "With united ownership of followed by a local drill. County Library Advisory
motorists, reported on property to owners, 24 agency Peden, of Van, will act as this fiscal strategy, I believe we Koches and her husband Board from 1998 %rough
interfering with child custody, assists and 75 business closings. coffee coordinators. can accomplish our goals of Garry moved to the Canton 2004, Koches wasj^lected
"I'm prepared to proceed providing the most effective area in 1989. Their son, Bryan, president for the 20,63-2004
with my campaign plan and to and efficient services for the is a 1995 graduate of Van High • term and board secretary for
promote the conservative citizens of Van Zandt County," School, attended Texas A&M two terms. ;jj
philosophies I believe are held Koches said. in College Station and She is currently serving her
by most of us here in Van Zandt "We have so many projects graduated from Texas A&M- second year as .president of
The Grand Saline Police 11-25-05—Possession of County. It's been exciting to going on right now and several Commerce, Cant6h's Mathea Guild and is
Department reported two marijuana over two ounces have so many people come that are just starting," Koches Koches' parents, Lowell and a past chairman of the
arrests and nine incidents/ under four ounces was reported forward wanting to be a part of said. She cited the recently- Carolyn Daughtry, have lived Salvation Army's Canton
offenses from November 21 to on Naid Street. this campaign," Koches said. created Rail District, the outside Ben Wheeler since Service Unit.
November 28. 11-27-05—Unauthorized The jurisdiction of the Veterans' War Memorial Plaza, 1983 and are active in AARP, As Canton's,city secretary;
11-21-05—Toby Nathan use of motor vehicle was county judge includes probate the appointment of a County Chapter 1313. Koches wrote the city's
Lovette, 30, Grand Saline was reported on West Garland matters, guardianships, Subdivision Regulations Koches was a legal assistant application for the Texas
arrested for five outstanding Street. juveniles, mental Review Committee, the Keep for more than 18 years before Historic Commission's Main
warrants out of Grand Saline 11-28-05—Forgery was commitments, and Van Zandt County Beautiful serving as city secretary for the Street designation and has
Municipal Court. reported on West Frank Street. misdemeanor criminal cases. affiliation with Keep Texas city of Canton for almost five been appointed by the Canton
11-21-05—A traffic offense years. After a year and a half City Council to serve on the.
(driving while license invalid)
was reported on US Highway 'Underground Railroad' Researched as events coordinator' for
Winning Strategies and new,
Main Street Advisory. Board
from its inception, serving-
80. business manager for its parent three terms as secretary!
11-21-05—Mary Catherine The Van Zandt County Genea- Unking a history of storytelling and If one is descended from a pio-
logical Society met Saturday, the story of freedom with a rich neer who was living hi Van Zandt company, CLA Insurance treasurer. ." ••£'•";
Murphree, 39, Grand Saline, Services of Frisco, Koches
was arrested on two November 26, at the Van Zandt quilt-making tradition for a prede- County priorto December 31,1860,
o u t s t a n d i n g warrants from termined purpose of communica- that person, with official documen-
served as legislative director .
for State Representative Dan
DVD Slide Shows
Grand Saline Municipal Court. Mable Cook, president, presided, tion. tation, is eligible for this certificate.
11-21-05—The burglary of a with Martha Heard providing the Officers for 2006 were elected as Interested people may contact the
Flynn during the 78th Great
Legislative Session in 2003.
motor vehicle was reported on inspiration, Fill Your Heart With follows: Betty Miller, president;
Thanksgiving. Lavern Wyatt, first vice president;
Van Zandt County Genealogical
Society at (903) 567-5012 concern-
Following the session, she <$mtma« Gift
West Garland Street. served as Flynn's district , We take family photo-
11-22-05—Possession of The program, Underground Rail- Millie Shaw, treasurer; Dorothy ing price and proper procedure.
director and chief of staff until
stolen property was reported at road Quilt, was presented by Mary Wright, recording secretary; Cheryl
Jjeingappointe^untyjudge^ graphs and convert them
2904HJS Highway 80. Waddill and Sylvia Barbee. : • Vaughn, corresponding seejfetaryj; to DVD slide shuws.
11-24-05—Theft Waddill has been a quilter for sev- , Jane' Gamon^ publicity;! withj Patsy
reported on West Jordan Street. eral years'and her quilt, Under- Vinson and Harry Greer, mehibers
ground Railroad Quilt, was used to at large, and Ruth Abbot, parliamen- I Subscrme
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help tell the story of the linkage be- tarian.
tween the underground railroad and
the American patchwork quilt.
The society has recently pub-
lished a new book, "Civil War Vet-
FOREST, Va.—As part of its
Renewals 7 Days a Week The underground railroad was an erans of Van Zandt County", com- 2005-06 United States tour, World
effort to help slaves seeking free- piled by Sibyl Creasey.
dom from 1840 lo 1865. It contains information about
Barbee presented the program, hundreds of Van Zandt County vet-
Help presents Children of the World
International Children's Choir, com-
prised of 17 children from five dif-
Canton and Van
erans, both Confederate and Union. ferent countries, who will be per-
COLFAX BAPTIST CHURCH
Highway 16 East of Colfax
Sunday School — 9:45 a.m. Evening Worship — 6:30 p.m.
The book is now available for $25
at the Van Zandt County Library of
Genealogy and Local History.
The society is now offering cer-
forming at Lakeside Baptist Church,
located at 1291 Old Kaufman Road
in Canton, Sunday, December 4, at
Morning Worship — 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night — 7:00 p.m. tificates for First Families of Van These orphaned and disadvan-
SBC JOE McARTHUR - PASTOR (903)963-5049 Zandt County. taged children are from India,
Nepal, Uganda, Brazil, and the Phil-
ippines. They are in the midst of a
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They have performed at places like
Golf Instruction Hunting Simulator Disney Land and the Crystal Cathe-
Golf Club Repair Sports Equipment dral in Garden Cove, Calif.
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will feature several songs, in both
English and native dialects, as well
as stirring personal testimonies.
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