2019 Citizen of the Year Application

*Posted 2/20/2019*

City Wide Clean-up will be the week of March 18, 2019.  Click here for more details!

*Posted 1/28/2019*

Van Zandt County is developing a multi-jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Action Plan that will address natural hazards that affect all of Van Zandt County. 

A FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan is required for eligibility for grant funds through FEMA’s HMA programs.  Funds from these federal grant programs may be awarded directly to the County and planning participants to implement mitigation projects identified in the Plan.  (Translation—if there is a major hazard problem, there may be grant money to help minimize or fix it.  This could include weak dams, flooding, etc.

Public participation is integral to this planning.  If you live in Van Zandt County, please participate by providing feedback by completing a short public survey that is available online.  Go to  

Thank you

Lou Ann Everett, Mayor

*Posted 12/19/2018*

Our annual Kid Fish will take place April 27, 2019 from 8am-1pm at Mill Creek Lake located on Arnold Paul Rd.  This year's stock will be catfish.  We invite all to attend!


*Posted 1/18/2019*
Many anglers have been fishing Canton's 2 acre pond and catching some of the 1,000 trout that Texas Parks and Wildlife deposited in there on January 16.  We encourage everyone to go out and enjoy, but please remember all state fishing laws are applicable and there is a 5 fish limit per day.  Game wardens are out and checking.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chief Brad Allison with the Canton Police Department at 903-567-4991.