Monday, June 27, 2016
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The Van City Council converged into the renovated Old Movie House for city council meeting June 9. After holding meetings for a number of years at the Van Community Center, the council will hold... + continue reading
Monday, June 27, 2016
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Van Zandt County Library Summer Reading Program this week was Kornpop. Sponsors of Kornpop and the Summer Program are Trinity Valley Electric Coop, Splash Kingdomand the Friends of the Library.... + continue reading
Monday, June 20, 2016
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At 84 years of age and a good life already under my belt, it never ceases to amaze me how new experiences can make such an impact on my faith in humanity. It’s not every day I get invited and treated... + continue reading
Monday, June 20, 2016
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From a cup of sugar to felling trees, neighbors in Van have upped the ante in what it means to live “just next door.” A group of citizens in Van have hatched up a plan to help those in need, whether... + continue reading
Monday, June 20, 2016
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Clowns – to some they represent fun, playfulness, and silly stunts; but to others, clowns are terrifying! At 10 a.m.  Friday, June 17, Kornpop the Clown will be “popping” into the Van Zandt... + continue reading

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06/27/2016
With temperatures across East Texas routinely pushing triple digits and the first day of summer passed, local fire departments are once again cautioning residents to exercise caution if they plan on burning brush or trash.Every city in Van Zandt County has ordinances in... + continue reading
06/27/2016
Persons residing throughout the 14 counties of East Texas are invited to participate in a short-term project to improve mobility throughout the region. The affected counties include Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith,... + continue reading

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VZC Genealogical Society First Vice President Ellen Wheeler presented Ron Tankersley of Canton with a First Families of Van Zandt County certificate.
06/10/2016
The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society met May 28 at the Van Zandt County Library for their monthly meeting. The program, a history of Memorial Day, was presented by Martha Heard of Canton. Heard told of the evolution of the holiday from the original cemetery decoration day observance to the ceremonies and celebrations held today.In... + continue reading
06/10/2016
The Van Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Clean Brew coffee shop and laundromat Saturday, June 4. At the ribbon cutting were members of Van Chamber and owners, employees and family of Clean Brew. Clean Brew is located on Pennsylvania Street in Van and is now open for business. + continue reading
06/10/2016
Construction has started on the new permanent home for Manna, a food bank serving Van Zandt County.Manna supplies food to approximately 350 families a month with 30 of those being first time users of the service. During the past two years the food bank has distributed 270,000 pounds of food.Manna has been housed in the chapel beside Grace Bible... + continue reading
06/01/2016
A champion for children, Van Middle School’s Ryan Bender has been selected as the 2016 National Assistant Principal for Texas by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association. “Assistant principals are key to a school’s success,” TEPSA Executive Director Harley Eckhart said. “We are proud to recognize Ryan as an ambassador for... + continue reading

Students and staff of Van ISD attended the Van Education Foundation Banquet May 16 at Sky Ranch.
06/01/2016
The Van ISD Education Foundation recently held its 14th annual Academic Banquet. This year’s theme, chosen by the seniors, was “Don’t You Forget About Us” inspired by the popular 80’s movie ‘The Breakfast Club’ that highlighted how students came to realize that they are all more than their respective stereotypes and don’t have to be... + continue reading

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VHS Way Off Broadway acts out a scene from the Brussels Fair in the state-qualifying play, “The Elephant Man.”
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The VHS Athletic Department has announced that it will be hosting several athletic camps throughout the summer months, helping participants improve their overall knowledge base and skill level... + continue reading
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05/23/2016
Students looking to improve their tennis fundamentals will have plenty of opportunities over the summer months, with the VHS athletic department announcing a series of tennis clinics and camps for... + continue reading

Newcomer of the Year – Racheal Thomas
05/23/16

Van High School graduate Haleigh Moore, now a sophomore at University of the Ozarks in Clarkville, Arkansas, was named an All-Conference Softball selection by the American Southwest Conference May 2. Moore led her team in batting, runs, total bases and stolen bases in 2016.
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Catcher Morgan Benge shouldered the load offensively for the Lady Vandals against Atlanta, finishing 1/3 at the plate with a home run, 2 RBI and a run scored.
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06/27/2016
AUSTIN — In the wake of the widely reported June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the Texas Department of Public Safety called on Texans to pay close attention to what’s happening in their own... + continue reading
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06/20/2016
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on June 9 participated in a White House-hosted conference call for governors to discuss the Zika virus threat and what to do about it.U.S. Secretary of Health and Human... + continue reading

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Van Zandt County Library Summer Reading Program this week was Kornpop. Sponsors of Kornpop and the Summer Program are Trinity Valley Electric Coop, Splash Kingdomand the Friends of the Library.... + continue reading
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06/20/2016
Clowns – to some they represent fun, playfulness, and silly stunts; but to others, clowns are terrifying! At 10 a.m.  Friday, June 17, Kornpop the Clown will be “popping” into the Van Zandt... + continue reading

VZC Genealogical Society First Vice President Ellen Wheeler presented Ron Tankersley of Canton with a First Families of Van Zandt County certificate.
06/10/16

Mark Sellers and Shawna Tamez
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