Photo by David Kapitan The Van varsity boys team of Austin Slenk, Daniel Du Preez and Caleb Parker competed against a field that included Edgewood, Martins Mill and Canton Sept. 17.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
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 Six Van Zandt County cross country teams and host of others from around the East Texas area made their way to Canton Sept. 17 to compete in the annual Canton Cross Country Invitational Meet.... + continue reading

Courtesy photo A marijuana raid netted 3,375 plants near Fruitvale.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
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Seize nets 3,375 plantsThe Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, along with assistance from the Canton Police Department. Edgewood Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Immigration... + continue reading

Photo by Dylan Turner
Friday, September 23, 2016
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On Sept. 16 Leon Daniel got his last wish granted when the city streets of Van were filled with antique and classic cars as Daniel took his last ride in a 1956 Ford pickup. Daniel was the namesake of... + continue reading

Photo by David Barber Tanner Hopkins (34), the Van Vandal defensive tackle, drags down a Palestine Wildcat receiver from behind as linebacker Michael Huffer (3) moves in to assist.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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After a close competitive first half featuring two previously unbeaten teams, the Van Vandals used ball control on offense and a dominating defensive effort in the second half to ease past the... + continue reading

Photo by Dylan Turner State Rep. Rick Green
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Former Texas State Rep. Rick Green hosted an event at the Van ISD Auditorium Sept. 14 regarding how the faith of the founding fathers and their religious convictions influenced the drafting of the... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan The Van varsity boys team of Austin Slenk, Daniel Du Preez and Caleb Parker competed against a field that included Edgewood, Martins Mill and Canton Sept. 17.

Courtesy photo A marijuana raid netted 3,375 plants near Fruitvale.

Photo by Dylan Turner

Photo by David Barber Tanner Hopkins (34), the Van Vandal defensive tackle, drags down a Palestine Wildcat receiver from behind as linebacker Michael Huffer (3) moves in to assist.

Photo by Dylan Turner State Rep. Rick Green

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09/28/2016
Van Zandt County 4-H members may not be participating in this year’s Olympics in Rio but they certainly did bring home the gold.Members and volunteer leaders were recently recognized for their achievements for the 2015-2016 4-H year.The evening began with a catered meal and... + continue reading
09/28/2016
With the fall season almost upon us, it is important to remember that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Today, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death among North American women.... + continue reading

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Photo by Faith Caughron Christian Skinner of Carrollton helped release balloons.
09/20/2016
The first balloons released by those attending the Labor Day Veterans Memorial balloon release have been found.   According to VZC Vets Memorial Public Relations Chair Diane Farmer, “a card was received in the mail on Thursday, Sept. 8, from Dorothy McCaig at Timber Creek Apartments in Sulphur Springs stating her 6-year-old granddaughter... + continue reading

Mitch and Cindy Goodson
09/19/2016
Cancer patients in Van Zandt County without reliable transportation now have an option to participate in the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program.Patients fighting cancer need treatment and sometimes transportation is their biggest roadblock. Road to Recovery provides a way to and from cancer treatment for patients who do not have a... + continue reading

Photos by David Barber Lt. Justin Dalme was presented with a distinguished alumni plaque by Van ISD Superintendent Don Dunn during pre-game ceremonies Sept. 9.
09/17/2016
Before the Van Vandals Homecoming game Sept. 9, two men active in the military were honored with the distinguished alumni award during the pre-game activities. Michael Terry and Justin Dalme both are currently serving in the United States Army. The awards were presented by Van ISD Superintendent Don Dunn.  Justin DalmeJustin Dalme and his... + continue reading

Photos by David Barber Davonta Johnson (21), the reserve running back for the Van Vandals, breaks through the line for first down yardage Friday night against the Lindale Eagles. Several reserves saw extended playing time for the Vandals as they easily took care of the Lindale Eagles, 56-14, on Homecoming night at Van’s Memorial Stadium. Van, now 3-0 for the season, will travel to Palestine Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff against the Palestine Wildcats in their non-district finale.
09/15/2016
VAN—So much for the recent history of the football series between the Van Vandals and the Lindale Eagles in which the visiting team had registered victories in the last four years.Van made sure that history would not repeat itself Friday night as they thrilled a Homecoming crowd with an impressive 56-14 whipping of the Lindale Eagles at Van’s... + continue reading

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09/15/2016
The 2016 VHS Homecoming Queen and King were announced during pre-game ceremonies Sept. 9. Elizabeth Maddox was crowned queen and Christian Lemus as king. Both are seniors at Van High School. Elizabeth is involved in cross country, band and twirling. She plans to attend college to become an orthopedic surgeon. Christian enjoys ... + continue reading

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Courtesy Photo Katie Roberts, Roan Phillips, Sierra Ross, Isabella Ramirez, Chloe Dixon
09/28/2016

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09/27/2016

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09/25/2016
The Van Vandal tennis program continued to see plenty of action throughout the middle of September, playing matches against Tyler Grace, Center and Lufkin over the course of the past week.Van... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan The Van varsity boys team of Austin Slenk, Daniel Du Preez and Caleb Parker competed against a field that included Edgewood, Martins Mill and Canton Sept. 17.
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09/24/2016
 Six Van Zandt County cross country teams and host of others from around the East Texas area made their way to Canton Sept. 17 to compete in the annual Canton Cross Country Invitational Meet.... + continue reading

Photo by David Barber Tanner Hopkins (34), the Van Vandal defensive tackle, drags down a Palestine Wildcat receiver from behind as linebacker Michael Huffer (3) moves in to assist.
09/22/16

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Beth Muse
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09/24/2016
As a retired kindergarten teacher, I loved to gather the children around me and read to them. The interest and excitement that they displayed was such fun to see; and I admit, I felt like a kid again... + continue reading

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09/18/2016
Storytime at the Van Zandt County Library has moved back to 10 a.m. Friday and the fall season started off with a big crowd.  Ms. Rhonda read “Homer the Library Cat,” “Llama Llama Gram and... + continue reading

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Storytime participants made moon and stars crafts at the VZC Storytime.
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09/26/2016
The theme for Storytime this week was bedtime.  Ms. Rhonda read ‘How Dinosaurs say Goodnight’, ‘Bears in Beds,’ Max and The Won’t Go to Bed Show’ and the last book, ‘Don’t let the Pigeon Stay up... + continue reading

Nancy Abernathy
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09/19/2016
Austin Bank Chairman of the Board Jeff Austin Jr. has announced the appointment of a new board member.Nancy Abernathy has joined the board as a new director,  a new member at the May 2016... + continue reading

Guest speaker Larry Turner and Genealogical Society President Jan Crow.
09/10/16

The Wallace United Methodist Church Relay for Life team was recognized as the “Ultimate Team” in Van Zandt County for raising the most funds in the 2016 event.
08/29/16

Library volunteer, Abigail Muse, shelving children’s books at the Van Zandt County Library
08/29/16