Saturday, October 22, 2016
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Runners representing Brownsboro, Canton, Emory Rains, Mabank, Van and Wills Point made their way to Canton Monday morning, competing in the District 13-4A Cross Country Meet with a chance to advance... + continue reading
Thursday, October 20, 2016
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Any hopes by the Mabank Panthers that the Van Vandals might overlook them Friday night were quickly dashed as the state-ranked visitors took control early and never looked back in a 47-0 shutout... + continue reading
Thursday, October 20, 2016
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Van Vandal senior safety and running back Cooper Bledsoe takes time to visit Gunner Harrell after he dropped his snow cone. Van is currently ranked ninth in the state in Class 4A... + continue reading
Sunday, October 16, 2016
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While discussing a wide variety of topics in the city of Van, city administrator and Economic Development Corporation President Charles West announced plans for the lighting of the first-ever... + continue reading
Friday, October 14, 2016
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The Van High School majorettes led the way in a parade held at the Van Oil Festival Oct. 8. For more stories like this one, subscribe to the Van Banner or pick up a copy from one of our vendors... + continue reading

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After enjoying some time off during their bye week period last week, the undefeated and District 8-4A, Division I co-leading Van Vandals had an opportunity to look back at what they have accomplished leading up to their current 8-0 season record and a 4-0 mark in district... + continue reading
The Van Zandt County Humane Society will be hosting an adoption clinic on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Tractor Supply Company in Canton.   Carol Whatley, president of the organization, looks forward to the event.  "The TSC team is always so generous in offering... + continue reading

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On paper, it would appear that Friday night’s District 8-4A, Division I matchup between the undefeated Van Vandals and the winless Mabank Panthers is a complete mismatch but Van Vandal head football coach Jared Moffatt believes that the game will be anything but easy for his squad.Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday in Mabank as the Vandals enter... + continue reading
Almost every year since 2006, the Van Police Department has been holding a community wide event known as National Night Out. This year, the Oct. 4 event included an inflatable slide and bounce house, a train for the children, free hotdogs and booths that focused on crime and community safety.Precinct 4 Constable Pat Jordan stated that the event is... + continue reading
The Van Area Oil and Historical Museum has selected Ed and Glenda Darragh as their Lady and Gentleman of Yesteryear for 2016.They will be one of the highlights at the Van Oil Festival parade set for Oct. 8, 2016.The Darragh’s will be presented plaques at the museum’s derrick lighting event slated for Dec. 3.Mr. YesteryearEd Darragh was born in... + continue reading
Banking on MaxfieldA 48-year career in banking came to an end Friday, Sept. 30 for Mary Maxfield as she retired as the Van Branch President of Texas Bank and Trust.Mrs. Maxfield was born and raised in Mineola where she attended school before moving to Van in 1967.“I took multiple banking courses at Tyler Junior College but initially, I never... + continue reading
The Van Lady Vandals have been peaking at the right time, sweeping their way past two district opponents over the course of the past week to improve to 3-0 overall in District 13-4A play.Van, which went winless in district play last year after back-to-back undefeated district title seasons in both 2013 and 2014, stormed out of the gates quickly... + continue reading


After enjoying some time off during their bye week period last week, the undefeated and District 8-4A, Division I co-leading Van Vandals had an opportunity to look back at what they have accomplished... + continue reading
The Van Vandal tennis team traveled to Wills Point Oct. 13 to compete in the district tennis tournament.Coach Melissa Wells stated, "The Vandal tennis team fought hard but lost to a tough Wills Point... + continue reading


Cows, horses, pigs and chickens are some of the first animals that come to mind when you think of the farm. But when Miss Rhonda reads about the farm at preschool Storytime, there's no telling what... + continue reading
Abbott, Patrick, Straus call for action by Child Protective ServicesTexas’ top three officeholders on Oct. 12 instructed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to improve the... + continue reading


Ms. Rhonda read stories about fall during Storytime at the Van Zandt County Library.  One book was about a squirrel that did not want to leave his house and was always prepared for any emergency... + continue reading
There was lots of monkey business” at the Van Zandt County Library recently. Ms. Rhonda read stories about monkeys.  The first book was ‘Naughty Little Monkeys’ by Jim Aylesworth about 26 little... + continue reading