Monday, July 25, 2016
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The 15 and under Lady Vandal softball team recently wrapped up a district championship, qualifying to compete for the State Tournament to be held in Denison. Team members include assistant coach... + continue reading
Monday, July 25, 2016
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The 12 and under Van Cleats picked up a district championship, qualifying to compete for the upcoming 12U State Tournament to be held in Rockdale, Texas. Team members include coach Josh Stanford,... + continue reading
Monday, July 25, 2016
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The Van Vandals 8U baseball team will make its way to Rusk July 25, to compete in the State Tournament. Vandal team members included coaches, Carl Dye, JR Bond (head coach), James Berry, Ronnie... + continue reading
Monday, July 25, 2016
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Summer Reading is sponsored by Trinity Valley Electric Company, Splash Kingdom and Friends of Van Zandt County Library.Summer Reading is held at 10 a.m. each Friday at Van Zandt County Library, 317... + continue reading

A crowd recites the Pledge of Allegiance July 8 during a prayer vigil.
Monday, July 18, 2016
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One day after the shooting in downtown Dallas that took the lives of five police officers and wounded numerous others, Van Zandt County came together in a prayer vigil to honor the fallen and wounded... + continue reading

A crowd recites the Pledge of Allegiance July 8 during a prayer vigil.

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07/25/2016
Monthly sales tax revenue figures for the six Van Zandt County continued to be a mixed bag during the month of July, with information released by the office of Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar showing the gains made by Edom, Grand Saline and Van being offset by drops in... + continue reading
07/25/2016
A little bit of water meter clarity might be coming to water customers of Van. The council voted in favor July 14 for the purchase and implementation of radio read water meters for the City of Van. Councilman Dewayne Wheeler was against the motion, citing that there were “... + continue reading

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07/18/2016
Summer and time spent on the lake are virtually synonymous in the state of Texas, with thousands flocking annually to enjoy fishing, swimming, enjoying water sports or dozens of other aquatic activities. In order to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the same pleasures, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is urging... + continue reading
07/18/2016
During the first week of the Van Community Library Summer Reading Program, Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis shared stories with the kids. Ellis does not read books but tells stories using her imagination, organizers said. One new feature that Van Storytime is implementing is the addition of the reading logs which will track reading progress of children... + continue reading

Pictured at rehearsal for the performance of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ at the Talent Box are left to right, back row, Violet Higdon of Wills Point as Mrs. Little Horse, Delores Mitchell of Wills Point as Mrs. Yellowfoot, Becky Tannebaum as Jessie Oakley and Melinda Bass of Wills Point as stand in for Foster Wilson. Left to right, front row, Brandon Stinson of of Canton as an Indian, Jessica Bass of Wills Point as Lizzie Oakley, Joseph Bass of Wills Point as Jake Oakley, Tara Stinson of Canton as Minnie Oakley and Laura Bass of Wills Point as Annie Oakley.
07/06/2016
The production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical, ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ will open July 8 with regular seating at 7:30 p.m. Other regular seating performances at the Talent Box, a nonprofit community theatre, 244 N. Fourth St., Wills Point are at 7:30 p.m. July 9 and at 2 p.m. July 10 and 17. Dinner theatre performances are at... + continue reading
07/06/2016
For its inaugural event, the Van 4th of July celebration went off with a big bang despite the lack of fireworks. Van area residents flocked to the Van City Park Saturday, July 2 to enjoy the free event and celebration.Local city officials including members of the Van City Council, Mayor Don Smith and State Rep. Dan Flynn were among those who led... + continue reading
07/06/2016
The Van Zandt County Commissioners Court didn’t let the hazy, lazy days of summer slow them down, powering through a relatively light agenda in just over 30 minutes during their regularly scheduled meeting June 28.Highlights of the meeting included commissioners presenting members of the VZC Historical Commission with a special commendation for... + continue reading

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VHS Way Off Broadway acts out a scene from the Brussels Fair in the state-qualifying play, “The Elephant Man.”
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07/25/2016
The 15 and under Lady Vandal softball team recently wrapped up a district championship, qualifying to compete for the State Tournament to be held in Denison. Team members include assistant coach... + continue reading
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07/25/2016
The 12 and under Van Cleats picked up a district championship, qualifying to compete for the upcoming 12U State Tournament to be held in Rockdale, Texas. Team members include coach Josh Stanford,... + continue reading

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07/18/2016
AUSTIN — A “Black Lives Matter” protest turned tragic when a sniper fired into a crowd estimated at 1,000 people in downtown Dallas at about 9 p.m. on July 7. Dozens of shots were fired,... + continue reading
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07/06/2016
AUSTIN — The U.S. Supreme Court on June 27 struck down parts of the state abortion law that Texas lawmakers revised and passed in 2013.The law’s provision that physicians providing abortions must... + continue reading

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07/25/2016
Summer Reading is sponsored by Trinity Valley Electric Company, Splash Kingdom and Friends of Van Zandt County Library.Summer Reading is held at 10 a.m. each Friday at Van Zandt County Library, 317... + continue reading
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07/25/2016
Get ready to laugh, sing and dance – the Pipdillys are coming.  Bo and Gretchen, who have been entertaining family audiences for over 25 years, will be at the library at 10 a.m. Friday, July 22... + continue reading

VZC Genealogical Society First Vice President Ellen Wheeler presented Ron Tankersley of Canton with a First Families of Van Zandt County certificate.
06/10/16