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Van Kindergartener Jace Morris gets a good luck kiss from Tina Morris on his first day of school, Aug. 24.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The Van Zandt County Library offers Internet access, Microsoft Office products and printing in black and white and color for county residents. They also offer ABCMouse on the computers for children. A library card and access to all services provided are available to any Van Zandt County resident. A library card is available free to residents and office services like printing, copying, and faxing are available for a small fee. The library houses over 40,000 items including books, DVD’s, VHS, and audio books that can be checked-out for free. Individualized computer classes are available through volunteer teachers. The Library is funded by county tax dollars.
Monday, August 24, 2015
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Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,” Horace Mann’s “Annual Reports,” and John Kenneth Galbraith’s “The Affluent Society,” are three titles are included in a volume called “Books that changed America,”... + continue reading
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Members of the Van Parks and Recreation Board gathered around the new fundraising thermometer in downtown Van Aug. 14.
Friday, August 21, 2015
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The temperature is steadily rising on the new Van Parks and Recreation Board’s fundraising meter.  The red bar that marks the fundraising efforts is slowly climbing, thanks in part to a... + continue reading
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The Van Vandals football program, coming off of a 10-1 season overall and a District 14-4A Championship, hosted their media day on Friday, Aug. 14, and also participated in their first scrimmage later that evening.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
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Van Vandal Head Football Coach Jared Moffatt announced Monday night that the football scrimmage between the Van Vandals and the Mount Vernon Tigers scheduled for Thursday (tonight) has been moved... + continue reading
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Jeb Hensarling listening to a Van Zandt County resident after the meeting.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) held a town hall meeting Aug. 7 to update the citizens of Van Zandt County on his continued efforts to hold Washington accountable to the American people and... + continue reading
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Van Kindergartener Jace Morris gets a good luck kiss from Tina Morris on his first day of school, Aug. 24.
Courtesy photo
The Van Zandt County Library offers Internet access, Microsoft Office products and printing in black and white and color for county residents. They also offer ABCMouse on the computers for children. A library card and access to all services provided are available to any Van Zandt County resident. A library card is available free to residents and office services like printing, copying, and faxing are available for a small fee. The library houses over 40,000 items including books, DVD’s, VHS, and audio books that can be checked-out for free. Individualized computer classes are available through volunteer teachers. The Library is funded by county tax dollars.
Photo by Britne Reeves
Members of the Van Parks and Recreation Board gathered around the new fundraising thermometer in downtown Van Aug. 14.
Courtesy photo
The Van Vandals football program, coming off of a 10-1 season overall and a District 14-4A Championship, hosted their media day on Friday, Aug. 14, and also participated in their first scrimmage later that evening.
Photo by Peyton Weidman
Jeb Hensarling listening to a Van Zandt County resident after the meeting.

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08/27/2015
A tax rate increase of $0.66 per $100 in valuation has been proposed by the Van City Council. The tax rate is a steep jump from the $0.59 rate per $100 valuation levied last year.The Van ISD school board lowered the school tax rate last year, bringing the total savings for... + continue reading
08/20/2015
A burn ban has been placed on the county for a period of 90 days, as approved by the Van Zandt County commissioner’s court Aug. 11.Van Zandt County Fire Marshal Chuck Allen approached commissioners asking the county to be placed under a burn ban.Commissioners approved Allen... + continue reading

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M’Kenna Daniel prevents an easy Mineola point down the sideline with a diving save.
08/16/2015
By David KapitanSports Editor The Corbin Rouse era of Van Lady Vandal volleyball was officially slated to get underway earlier this week with the team’s first non-district matchups of the season against Chapel Hill and Harmony Aug. 11, at home against some of the best of East Texas during the Van Tournament  Aug. 14-15.Speaking after Van... + continue reading
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Sisters, Liz and Kate Fursova, take advantage of the free WiFi at the VZC library. Access to the WiFi is available on the front porch at 317 First Monday Lane when the library is closed.
08/15/2015
Freebie Third Friday will be held at noon Aug. 21.  The Van Zandt County Library and Educate Van Zandt will host their second brown bag-lunch-and-learning time. Cindy Rakestraw’s topic will be needlework in the Buchanan Room of the Library.  No reservation is necessary.Pencil in 10 a.m. on the second Monday of each month so you will... + continue reading
08/14/2015
Player evaluation remains the top priority for Vandal Head Coach Jared Moffatt and his coaching staff as the Van Vandals continue preparations for their pre-season football scrimmage Friday night against the Rusk Eagles in Rusk.The freshmen and the junior varsity scrimmages will take place simultaneously at 5:30 p.m. followed by the varsity... + continue reading

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The Van Vandals football program, coming off of a 10-1 season overall and a District 14-4A Championship, hosted their media day on Friday, Aug. 14, and also participated in their first scrimmage later that evening.
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08/20/2015
Van Vandal Head Football Coach Jared Moffatt announced Monday night that the football scrimmage between the Van Vandals and the Mount Vernon Tigers scheduled for Thursday (tonight) has been moved... + continue reading
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M’Kenna Daniel prevents an easy Mineola point down the sideline with a diving save.
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08/19/2015
May 10, 2015,  is a day the citizens of Van  will never forget. The tornado damage and loss of life in our community made us realize how fragile we are and how things can change in a matter... + continue reading

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The Van Zandt County Library offers Internet access, Microsoft Office products and printing in black and white and color for county residents. They also offer ABCMouse on the computers for children. A library card and access to all services provided are available to any Van Zandt County resident. A library card is available free to residents and office services like printing, copying, and faxing are available for a small fee. The library houses over 40,000 items including books, DVD’s, VHS, and audio books that can be checked-out for free. Individualized computer classes are available through volunteer teachers. The Library is funded by county tax dollars.
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08/24/2015
Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,” Horace Mann’s “Annual Reports,” and John Kenneth Galbraith’s “The Affluent Society,” are three titles are included in a volume called “Books that changed America,”... + continue reading
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Sisters, Liz and Kate Fursova, take advantage of the free WiFi at the VZC library. Access to the WiFi is available on the front porch at 317 First Monday Lane when the library is closed.
08/15/15