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VZC Sheriff Dale Corbett talked about funding and transparency during an interview Jan. 4.

Monday, January 16, 2017
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Dale Corbett took the oath of office Jan. 1, 2017, to become Van Zandt County’s new sheriff. Sheriff Corbett answered a few pressing questions as a way of providing transparency as he travels down... + continue reading
Sunday, January 15, 2017
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Two Movie Nights have been set for January at the Movie House downtown in Van.“Facing the Giants” will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 and “The Croods” will be featured at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan.... + continue reading

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From  left to right, Travis Hensarling, Congressman Hensarling, Melissa Hensarling, Speaker Paul Ryan and Claire Hensarling

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after taking the Oath of Office to represent the Fifth District of Texas for... + continue reading

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Sophomore Catherine Gisore (23) finished with a team-high nine points during district play against the Bearettes.

Friday, January 13, 2017
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The Van Lady Vandals made their way to Brownsboro, taking one of District 13-4A’s youngest teams to take on one of the district’s most experienced groups Jan. 6. Veteran play would prove to be the... + continue reading

Charles West

Friday, January 13, 2017
Posted by Vanbanner1
It is hard to believe that I have been working for the City of Van for one complete year as the city administrator. While the position has had its ups and downs, I am glad I accepted the position... + continue reading

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VZC Sheriff Dale Corbett talked about funding and transparency during an interview Jan. 4.

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From  left to right, Travis Hensarling, Congressman Hensarling, Melissa Hensarling, Speaker Paul Ryan and Claire Hensarling

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Sophomore Catherine Gisore (23) finished with a team-high nine points during district play against the Bearettes.

Charles West

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01/15/2017
Eustace Cheer hosted a cheerleading show Saturday, Jan. 7. There were 10 schools participating in preparation for the Jan. 11 UIL State Competition in Fort Worth.Participating in the show were the Van Vandals, Brownsboro Bears, Buffalo Bisons, Sunnyvale Raiders, Mabank... + continue reading
01/15/2017
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the state’s Biennial Revenue Estimate Jan. 9, showing the state is projected to have approximately $104.9 billion in revenue available for general-purpose spending during the 2018-19 biennium.This represents a 2.7 percent decrease from... + continue reading

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Austin Hulsey (10) finished with nine points during Van’s 61-52 win over the Lindale Eagles in non-district play last week.

01/12/2017
The Van Vandals inched their way closer to the start of District 13-4A play last week, tangling with the Palestine Wildcats Jan. 3. Van took care of business in the contest, rallying for an impressive 61-52 win.Led by a balanced inside-outside scoring effort, the Vandals took an early 16-11 lead over Palestine after one quarter of play.The... + continue reading

Pat Jordan is starting his sixth term as VZC Pct. 4 Constable. His 37-year career in law enforcement began when he served as a VZC deputy at the age of 21. He was sworn in for his new term as Pct. 4 VZC Constable New Year’s Day.

01/12/2017
Precinct 4 Constable Pat Jordan though he had a career working as a service manager for his parents’ appliance business in Edom, but his career path took a different turn after visiting with a former Van Zandt County sheriff Travis Schafer in the early 1980s.“I was already working on appliances during my last year in high school,” said Jordan, a... + continue reading
01/11/2017
Recently, I had the privilege of joining the Texas Game Wardens down in the Rio Grande Valley to join them in patrolling the border and Gulf of Mexico as well as learning about their extensive programs.For so long, the Texas Game Wardens have lived in the shadows while the public perceived them as focused mainly on fishing and hunting. However, as... + continue reading
01/07/2017
VHS Journalism goes to NYCA lucky few from the Van High School Journalism Department traveled to New York City Dec. 28 to celebrate the new year and to also take a trip to the Big Apple.The 28 students and chaperones lodged at the Hampton Inn near Times Square and got to experience New York City as a tourist.The students enjoyed Broadway Musicals... + continue reading

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Jake Hutchins and the rest of the Van Vandals finished 2-1 overall at this year’s Wagstaff Holiday Classic in Tyler Dec. 28-30.

01/06/2017
The Van Vandals traveled to Tyler Dec. 28-30, competing against a group of 19 other teams at the Wagstaff Holiday Classic. Van finished the tournament with a 2-1 record overall, recording wins over T.K. Gorman and Arp along the way.Tournament play for the Vandals began Dec. 28 with a game against the Bishop Gorman Crusaders. Van put up a... + continue reading

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Photo by David Kapitan
Sophomore Catherine Gisore (23) finished with a team-high nine points during district play against the Bearettes.

01/13/2017
The Van Lady Vandals made their way to Brownsboro, taking one of District 13-4A’s youngest teams to take on one of the district’s most experienced groups Jan. 6. Veteran play would prove to be the... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan
Austin Hulsey (10) finished with nine points during Van’s 61-52 win over the Lindale Eagles in non-district play last week.

01/12/2017
The Van Vandals inched their way closer to the start of District 13-4A play last week, tangling with the Palestine Wildcats Jan. 3. Van took care of business in the contest, rallying for an... + continue reading

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Jake Hutchins and the rest of the Van Vandals finished 2-1 overall at this year’s Wagstaff Holiday Classic in Tyler Dec. 28-30.

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01/16/2017
This is the beginning of a new year when many people are making resolutions. If you have resolved to help others or be more active in your community, the library might be a great starting point. The... + continue reading
01/09/2017
Happy New Year from the Van Zandt County Library. We welcome 2017 and all the exciting new things that come with it. Make your New Year's Resolution to spend more time at the library.Have you driven... + continue reading

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01/08/2017
The county employees all gathered on Dec. 15, 2016, at the Farm Bureau meeting room in Canton to celebrate the upcoming holiday season and to enjoy a meal courtesy of County Judge Don Kirkpatrick and... + continue reading

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12/28/2016
The Van Fine Arts Club hosted a Christmas Concert Dec. 14 at the Van United Methodist Church. Pictured is Van High School Choir Director Kelly Lockwood directing select members of the choir from Van... + continue reading

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