Publisher & Managing Editor
P.A. has an extensive background in publishing, having worked for
numerous magazines and newspapers in Dallas and San Antonio as well as in the East Texas
area. She's held many positions in the industry including reporter, editor, production
artist and freelance writer. She has also owned her own promotions
company for 15 years as well as worked for several other marketing firms.
While growing up in the suburbs of Dallas P.A. made numerous trips with
her family to Van Zandt County to visit relatives and the "old home
place" of both her
parents. She comes from a long line of Van Zandters some arriving as far back as the
Deep roots and the natural beauty of the land enticed P.A. to leave the
rat race of the big city in June 1998 and make Van Zandt County her home. She lives in
"Geddieville" on Rhines Lake between Van and Ben Wheeler.
P.A. enjoys reading, writing, playing guitar, bonfires, nature walks, and
spending time with family and friends.
Jerry Tolbert, the "Man of Many Hats," is
a Humorist and Poet. His diverse characterizations include a Cajun, a
Kid, a Cowboy, a Leprechaun, a Farmer and others. He also does the Mr.
Peppermint part to Vern Dailey's Muffin & Friends. He is available
for speaking engagements at all civic functions. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in 1943, the 11th of 12 children of James and
Effie Allen, Elvis grew up and now resides in Fruitvale, Texas. He is
a third generation Texan. His interest in historical preservation led
him to become a member of The Edgewood Historical Society, The Edom
Historical Society, and The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society. He
is currently serving on the board of The Grand Saline Salt Museum, and
is President of The Old Dallas Shreveport Road Preservation
Association. he is also a member of The State Genealogical Society.
his first book, Daddy Said, Memories of an Old Van Zandter, was
awarded First Place in the Texas State Genealogical Writers
Competition for 1999. To order his book call 903.962.7103.
Barry St. Claire
Barry is a fish and wildlife technician at the Texas Freshwater
Fisheries in Athens. He was recently named Texas Fisherman of the Century by Texas
Monthly Magazine's best of the Texas century list for catching an 18.18 pound
Texas-record largemouth bass.
Council for Van Zandt County Communities
is president of the council that brings together all the communities
in VZC into one effort. She and her husband Max also operate the Wild
Briar Inn in Edom.
Talk of the Town
Gina Warren Sharpe is
a licensed cosmetologist and the owner of Artistic Designs salon in
Canton. Email Gina at email@example.com.
Jackie writes uplifting and
enlightening stories of the people, places and things making up Van
Zandt County. She retired from SBC after 32 years and writing is her
dream come true.
Click and Double Click
Doreen works for
Van Zandt Internet and has her own designing, training and consulting
company, VZDesigns. Email Doreen at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit her web site at www.vzinet.com/vzdesigns.
Grits & Gourmet
Ann lives in
Canton, Texas, and presents delicious meals for our readers.
Carolyn Gibson is a
registered massage therapist operating at Dogwood Gardens Organic Farm
in Edom, Texas. She is the author of Pain Release at Your Fingertips,
a self-treatmetn manual to relieve chronic pain and tension in the
neck and shoulder area. www.releaseyourpain.com