Vandal players stand at attention down the third baseline shortly after lineups were announced for the April 22 game between Van and Wills Point.
Monday, May 2, 2016
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The Van Vandals, already locked in as a playoff qualifier, had the opportunity to make some noise last week by potentially moving themselves up from the fourth seed to the second seed with games... + continue reading

Lady Vandal ace Bailey Daniels shares a lighthearted moment with her catcher during Van’s 4-3 district clinching win against rival Canton April 22.
Monday, May 2, 2016
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The Van Lady Vandals and Canton Eaglettes each entered Friday night’s district finale with plenty on the line, including bragging rights over a chief rival and, more importantly, a District 14-4A... + continue reading
Monday, April 25, 2016
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The Van Lady Vandals turned a tightly contested District 14-4A game against Emory Rains into a runaway Friday night, scoring eight runs in the decisive fifth inning to propel themselves to a 9-3 win... + continue reading
Monday, April 25, 2016
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The Van Vandal golf program sent two competitors, District 14-4A individual boys champion Logan Lockwood and individual girls champion Courtney Pickett, to compete at the Region II Golf Tournament... + continue reading
Monday, April 25, 2016
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Michael Hubbard of Van Boy Scout Troop 376 became an Eagle Scout Nov. 28, 2015. His Eagle project executed on Oct. 17, 2015, was planting live oak trees in the tornado ravaged part of Van. An Eagle... + continue reading

Vandal players stand at attention down the third baseline shortly after lineups were announced for the April 22 game between Van and Wills Point.

Lady Vandal ace Bailey Daniels shares a lighthearted moment with her catcher during Van’s 4-3 district clinching win against rival Canton April 22.

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05/02/2016
The three biggest school districts in Van Zandt County, Canton, Van and Wills Point, sent athletes to Emory Rains High School for the second consecutive week.On April 13-14, that trio of schools all sent track teams to compete at the District 14-4A Meet. Qualifying athletes... + continue reading
05/02/2016
The Van Zandt Extension Education Association members attended their annual District 4 Conference and Cultural Arts Event in Denton April 12 and 13. The VZEEA County Chairperson Carolyn Davis and voting delegates represented the local association at the District level... + continue reading

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04/25/2016
The theme for Storytime at the Van Zandt County Library on Friday, April 15 was Bears.  The books read were “Hands off my Honey,”  “Mother Bruce,” “Hugless Douglas” which were all stories about bears. The next Storytime will be Friday, April 22 at the Van Zandt County Library. + continue reading
04/25/2016
Save the date of April 30, 2016, for the first annual “Shine and Show” auto and motorcycle show.  The event will be held on the grounds of the Van United Methodist Church.  If you have a vehicle that you would like to have entered in the judging, the cost will be $20 per entry, and that will include donuts, coffee, and juice as you... + continue reading

Devri Cotton wrapped up a stellar week at the plate against Wills Point and Brownsboro, going a combined 3/6 with a double, 4 RBI and five runs scored.
04/18/2016
The Van Lady Vandals proved they could win in a variety of ways over the course of the past week, unloading on Wills Point in a 15-0 rout of the Lady Tigers April 5 and holding on against a tough Bearette team in a 5-4 win April 8.Van needed just four innings during its demolition of Wills Point, surrendering just one hit in a runaway win. The... + continue reading

The Van Vandal boys golf team of Logan Lockwood, DJ Dutton, Garrett Reding and Rye Redmond finished third overall at this year’s District 14-4A Golf Tournament.
04/18/2016
District 14-4A golf teams made stops at Van Zandt Country Club (March 28) and Garden Valley Country Club (April 4), looking to punch their tickets to the Regional Tournament April 11-12 with a strong performance at the district tournament.Canton won both the varsity boys and girls divisions for the second consecutive year, ahead of teams from... + continue reading
04/18/2016
On Saturday, April 2 Van Community Library hosted its first family movie night. Volunteers served popcorn and punch while community members enjoyed a showing of Disney's “The Good Dinosaur.” Purchases made during the Family Movie Night benefitted the library in the form of new materials and improvements to the collection, as well as day to day... + continue reading

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Lady Vandal ace Bailey Daniels shares a lighthearted moment with her catcher during Van’s 4-3 district clinching win against rival Canton April 22.
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05/02/2016
The Van Lady Vandals and Canton Eaglettes each entered Friday night’s district finale with plenty on the line, including bragging rights over a chief rival and, more importantly, a District 14-4A... + continue reading
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05/02/2016
The three biggest school districts in Van Zandt County, Canton, Van and Wills Point, sent athletes to Emory Rains High School for the second consecutive week.On April 13-14, that trio of schools all... + continue reading

Casey Morrow had hits in three consecutive games last week, helping contribute to wins over Crandall, Rains and White Oak.
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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 18 declared a state of disaster for Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties.Those counties were hit with... + continue reading
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04/25/2016
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing civil fraud charges filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Paxton was named in charges filed April 11 against Servergy Inc., a... + continue reading

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Volunteer Donja Justice, read a book about the wonders and excitement of flying a kite during Storytime at Van Community Library.
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05/02/2016
The Van Community Library Storytime is still up and running thanks to volunteers. Children participating in the Storytime project were given a chance to make their own kite while learning about how... + continue reading
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04/25/2016
The Van Fine Arts Club hosted a special program presented by Linda Tucker on Wednesday, April 13, a book review on the “Mothers of Presidents.” Thirty ladies were present for the entertaining yet... + continue reading