Counties split on enacting burn bans Posted in: News The list of counties in and around East Texas under burn bans continued to swell this week with Smith County officials enacting a 90-day ban effective at their most recent commissioners court meeting Sept. 10. Van Zandt County could soon fall under the same umbrella with commissioners most recently discussing a ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!