Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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Cheyenne Sallee, the 2017 Van Oil Queen, spent time with several children during the annual City of Van Halloween activities downtown Oct. 31. + continue reading
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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Without the number of people available that it would have required to open a food pantry, Pastor Joann Elston of the Ben Wheeler United Methodist Church began looking for another way that the church... + continue reading
Monday, November 6, 2017
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A 48-year teaching career was recognized Oct. 23 as Humanities Texas presented Van High School Theatre Arts instructor and Way Off Broadway Director Larry Wisdom with the 2017 Outstanding Teaching... + continue reading
Monday, October 30, 2017
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Van High School was named as the winner of the “Spirit Ball” competition following the broadcast of Friday Night Live on Mineola radio station KMOO (99.9 FM) Oct. 20. Each week, KMOO gives out a “... + continue reading
Monday, October 30, 2017
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The Van High School Vandal Band participated in the Region 21 University Interscholastic League Marching Contest on October 21, in the Longview High School Stadium in Longview and was awarded a “... + continue reading

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11/08/2017
For the first time in the 2017 season, there are questions as to how the Van Vandal varsity football team will respond following a defeat.The answers will come beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday when the Vandals host the Terrell Tigers at Van’s Memorial Stadium on Senior Night... + continue reading
11/08/2017
After falling behind early in the contest, the Van Vandals attempted several comeback efforts but could never get over the hump and as a result, the Kaufman Lions are the District 8-4A, Division I champions after holding off previously undefeated Van, 43-35, Friday night in... + continue reading

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10/30/2017
A donation check totaling $50,000 was presented by Chevron to Van ISD last Thursday night as the donation received unanimous approval from the Van School Board during its monthly meeting.Rosa West and Luke Hendricks of Chevron were on hand to present the check to Van ISD Superintendent Don Dunn and the trustees. “We have always had a tremendous... + continue reading
10/30/2017
There will be seven amendments for Van Zandt County voters to recognize on the Nov. 7, 2017 uniform election ballot called by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. This election is not ordered by Van Zandt County.In order for an amendment to become part of the Texas Constitution, it needs the support of the Legislature and a majority of Texas voters. But... + continue reading
10/23/2017
Van Area Chamber of Commerce officials declared the 2017 Van Oil Festival last Saturday a “huge success,” according to chamber president Pat Valentine.“There are so many people and groups that we want to express our appreciation to but first of all, we do want to say how much we appreciate the number of people that turned out to make this event so... + continue reading
10/09/2017
VHS Senior Ally Hansel, center, leads several VHS students in a Bible reading and prayer time. Several VHS students gathered around the flag pole in front of the school Sept. 27 for the annual “See You at The Pole” event prior to the start of the school day. “See You at The Pole” is held on school campuses nationwide on the fourth Wednesday in... + continue reading
10/02/2017
For over 20 years, American Flags have flown in front of many of the homes and businesses in Van and the surrounding area because of the dedication of the Van Kiwanis Club members.This is our main fundraiser for the year, and the program adds to other events that allow the club to yearly donate approximately $11,000-$12,000 back to the children of... + continue reading

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11/08/2017
For the first time in the 2017 season, there are questions as to how the Van Vandal varsity football team will respond following a defeat.The answers will come beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday when the... + continue reading
11/08/2017
After falling behind early in the contest, the Van Vandals attempted several comeback efforts but could never get over the hump and as a result, the Kaufman Lions are the District 8-4A, Division I... + continue reading

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11/08/2017
Creamy Potato and Ham Soup5 pounds potatoes, peeled and diced1 onion, diced2 cups diced ham1 large container chicken brothOne quart heavy cream1 stick butter3 carrots, diced2 celery sticks, diced1... + continue reading
11/06/2017
O magnet-south! O glistening perfumed South! My South! — Walt WhitmanLoving the South doesn’t mean we don’t hold its injustices or secrets in a faraway place of denial.To be Southern is to identify... + continue reading

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11/06/2017
Storytime at the Van Zandt County Library continues in the Halloween theme. Ms. Rhonda read “I Need my Monster” by Amanda Noll. When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note... + continue reading
10/23/2017
Friday’s theme for Storytime at the Van Zandt County Library was fall pumpkins. Ms. Rhonda read “Tuttle’s Shell” by Salvatore Murdocca, about a turtle that has lost his shell and finds a pumpkin as a... + continue reading