Bill Giles was awarded a bronze plaque that will be on the entryway of the new counseling center at VHS. Superintendent Don Dunn and the Van ISD Board of Trustees presented the plaque.
Monday, August 29, 2016
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The 2016-’17 school year at Van Independent School district will mark 57 years in education for Van High School counselor Bill Giles.Giles began his career at Van ISD in 1960 teaching business... + continue reading
Monday, August 29, 2016
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In the last meeting before the 2016-’17 school year, the Van ISD Board of Trustees took to business approving and setting a tax rate and taking care of last minute business.Chief Financial Officer... + continue reading

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.
Monday, August 29, 2016
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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Van Zandt County Event Leadership Team held their Wrap-Up Party late last month.Keeping the “Make Cancer a Fairytale” theme, the wrap-up event was a swim... + continue reading

Library volunteer, Abigail Muse, shelving children’s books at the Van Zandt County Library
Monday, August 29, 2016
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The librarians and volunteers are enjoying a small lull in action between summer programs and fall programs. This would be a great time to volunteer and learn various jobs to help support the smooth... + continue reading
Monday, August 29, 2016
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AUSTIN – As the start of the new school year approaches, the Texas Department of Public Safety cautions Texans to watch for children who are walking to and from school or waiting for buses. Drivers... + continue reading

Bill Giles was awarded a bronze plaque that will be on the entryway of the new counseling center at VHS. Superintendent Don Dunn and the Van ISD Board of Trustees presented the plaque.

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.

Library volunteer, Abigail Muse, shelving children’s books at the Van Zandt County Library

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08/29/2016
The Van ISD Education Foundation will be hosting its 9th annual golf fundraiser and luncheon Saturday, Sept. 24 at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Canton.The Van ISD Education Foundation is a 501c (3) organization that was founded in October 2001.“Our mission is to provide funds... + continue reading
08/29/2016
The Van Zandt Extension Livestock and Forage committee will be hosting a Cattle Handling and Winter Pasture Program Sept. 6 at Circle M Farms in Grand Saline.Circle M is located at 602 FM 1652 in Grand Saline. Dr. Ron Gill, professor, extension livestock specialist and... + continue reading

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Freshman Macy Rucker tips the ball over the outstretched arms of a Sulphur Springs defender during pool play Aug. 19.
08/29/2016
The Van Lady Vandals made their way to Wills Point last week, winning third place overall in the Consolation Bracket of the Hardman Invitational Tournament Aug 19-20.Despite injuries sidelining two of the team’s three seniors and a tough start in pool play, Van got stronger as the tournament progressed to win two of its final three matches.The... + continue reading

Van City Councilman Ernie Burns asked commissioners to consider funding the Van Community Library during the Aug. 9 commissioners court meeting.
08/17/2016
The Van Zandt County Commissioners have found themselves up to the elbows in all things budgetary, taking the first couple of weeks of August to simply and adjust the county budget.  However, transparency of monies allocated to the libraries throughout the county might hit the Grand Saline Library in the pocketbook this year.There are only... + continue reading

Grace Santos, who was serenaded by her teammates and fans with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” Aug 12, gets congratulations from her teammates after a big play during pool play at the Lady Vandal Varsity Tournament.
08/17/2016
The Van Lady Vandals wasted little time in kicking off their 2016 season, hosting both Harmony and Chapel Hill as part of a dual Aug. 9 and hosting a series of teams for the annual Lady Vandal Varsity Tournament Aug. 12-13.Van finished the opening day of their season with a 1-1 record overall at the varsity level, defeating Harmony in three sets... + continue reading

Lady Vandal players listen in as they receive instructions during the first day of two-a-day workouts Aug. 1.
08/08/2016
After years of dominating the district volleyball calendar, including back-to-back undefeated district titles in both 2013 and 2014, the Van Lady Vandal volleyball program took a step back in 2015.Opposing programs, many of which included large senior classes, capitalized on a young Van program dealing with key injuries to keep the Lady Vandals... + continue reading
08/08/2016
Cadettes from Van Girl Scout Troop 1319 responded to the Van Ministries request for an immediate need of school backpacks for the students of Van ISD.The troop used a portion of their earned cookie money to purchase and deliver 34 backpacks to Van Food Bank Director Linda Rock.From left to right is Emma Lou Brown-Smith, Celena McFarland, Isabela... + continue reading

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Freshman Macy Rucker tips the ball over the outstretched arms of a Sulphur Springs defender during pool play Aug. 19.
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The Van Lady Vandals made their way to Wills Point last week, winning third place overall in the Consolation Bracket of the Hardman Invitational Tournament Aug 19-20.Despite injuries sidelining two... + continue reading
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Van Vandal head football coach Jared Moffatt is dealing with a problem concerning the number of freshmen in his football program this season but he is not complaining.“For the first time in the seven... + continue reading

Grace Santos, who was serenaded by her teammates and fans with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” Aug 12, gets congratulations from her teammates after a big play during pool play at the Lady Vandal Varsity Tournament.
08/17/16

Lady Vandal players listen in as they receive instructions during the first day of two-a-day workouts Aug. 1.
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AUSTIN — A Texas resident who recently traveled to Miami, Florida, has tested positive for Zika virus disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported on Aug. 15.The traveler, an El... + continue reading
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AUSTIN — A women's health program is in effect and ready to deliver more care to more women statewide who are 15 to 44 years old and whose income is up to 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines.... + continue reading

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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.
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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Van Zandt County Event Leadership Team held their Wrap-Up Party late last month.Keeping the “Make Cancer a Fairytale” theme, the wrap-up event was a swim... + continue reading

Library volunteer, Abigail Muse, shelving children’s books at the Van Zandt County Library
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The librarians and volunteers are enjoying a small lull in action between summer programs and fall programs. This would be a great time to volunteer and learn various jobs to help support the smooth... + continue reading

Carol Taylor, left, was the guest speaker at the VZC Genealogical Society meeting in July. She was welcomed by Society President Jan Crow.
08/08/16

TVEC Public Relations Representative Kari Wilmeth, left, presents a grant check to Sharon Stehsel, second to left, and Terri Davenport of the Van Zandt County Community Partners ABC Room.
08/01/16