Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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A check in the amount of $211,660 was presented as part of the Texas Cares Campaign to the Salvation Army for use in the recovery efforts in Van Zandt County from the April 29 tornadoes. Shown... + continue reading
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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During their regular monthly meeting May 15, the Van School Board took a look at the preliminary budget for the 2017-18 school year.Van ISD Business and Support Services Director Danny Morrow... + continue reading
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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A standing room only crowd of over 2,500 packed Wagstaff Gymnasium at Tyler Junior College as they witnessed 162 graduates receiving their diplomas May 18 during the graduation ceremony for the Van... + continue reading

Guest speaker Major General James K. Brown Jr.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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On Memorial Day, the VZC Veterans Memorial will host a program at the Plaza Museum in Canton at10 a.m., Monday, May 29.The guest speaker will be Major General James K. Brown Jr., the Deputy... + continue reading

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Van freshman Kendall Brown made the most of her first year competing in high school athletics, finishing seventh overall in the 4A division during this year’s State Track and Field Meet in Austin.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Four Van Zandt County student-athletes including Edgewood distance runner Cody Delarosa, Grand Saline high jumper Trent Easley, Van pole vaulter Kendall Brown and Wills Point wheelchair event... + continue reading

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05/24/2017
Powerful storms are a fact of life across Texas, especially in the spring. They can leave unprepared building owners with extensive roof damage, some of which might not become obvious until unexpected leaks and puddles show up inside your building.So, what can building... + continue reading
05/23/2017
The Van Zandt County Library has been awarded a grant from the Tocker Foundation to provide the TAME travelling Trailblazer trailer as one of their summer programs. TAME’s travelling Trailblazers are one-of-a-kind science museum-on-wheels. Exciting, hands-on exhibits teach... + continue reading

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Outgoing Van City Council member Jackie Nations, front row, second from right, received special recognition from the City of Van as he ended a 30-year career on the council May 11.  

05/19/2017
The purchase of 25 complete sets of protective gear for the Van Volunteer Fire Department was approved May 11 by the Van City Council.The total cost of the purchase from Municipal Emergency Services Inc. is $67,174.50 and will be paid out over a five-year period, according to Van City Administrator Charles West. A down payment of $6,717 will be... + continue reading

The annual Van High School All-Sports Banquet was held May 8 in the VHS Cafetorium. Isaiah Allred was recognized as the “Male Athlete of the Year” and Alexis Walton was selected as the “Female Athlete of the Year.” An estimated 450 were in attendance at the banquet.

05/18/2017
Approximately 450 were in attendance to watch several athletes receive special recognition May 8 at the annual Van High School All-Sports Banquet held in the VHS cafetorium.Isaiah Allred was selected as the “Male Athlete of the Year” while Alexis Walton was named as the “Female Athlete of the Year.”A number of scholarship award winners were also... + continue reading
05/09/2017
Van High School recently announced the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2017. The class will graduate Thursday, May 18 at Tyler Junior College beginning at 7 p.m.William Jackson Heard, Valedictorian, and Abby Kristine Robertson, SalutatorianTo read the full article, subscribe to the Van Banner or pick up a copy from one of our... + continue reading
05/09/2017
An entire semester of preparation was put into action April 27 as home school eighth grade equivalent students from two East Texas chapters of Classical Conversations were in the Van Zandt County courthouse April 27 to conduct a mock trial.VZC Court at Law Judge Randal L. McDonald served as the presiding judge in the mock trial case.Six jurors,... + continue reading

Left: Senior Cortland Davidson and sophomore Abby Jones partnered to finish third overall at the Regional Tournament in Longview.

Right: Cody Pickett and Chris Catlin, both juniors, finished the Spring season having won the District 13-4A boys doubles title and reaching the Regional Quarterfinals.

05/03/2017
The Van Vandal tennis program officially closed out its Spring season last week, sending the boys doubles team of Chris Catlin and Cody Pickett, and the mixed doubles team of Cortland Davidson and Abby Jones to compete at the Regional Tennis Tournament in Longview.Davidson and Jones would go on the finish 3-1 overall at the event, winning third... + continue reading

Sports

05/23/2017
With the 2017 season officially in the books for all District 13-4A baseball teams, coaches released their list of Superlative and All-District honorees.Not surprisingly, Canton, which won first... + continue reading

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Van freshman Kendall Brown made the most of her first year competing in high school athletics, finishing seventh overall in the 4A division during this year’s State Track and Field Meet in Austin.

05/20/2017
Four Van Zandt County student-athletes including Edgewood distance runner Cody Delarosa, Grand Saline high jumper Trent Easley, Van pole vaulter Kendall Brown and Wills Point wheelchair event... + continue reading

The annual Van High School All-Sports Banquet was held May 8 in the VHS Cafetorium. Isaiah Allred was recognized as the “Male Athlete of the Year” and Alexis Walton was selected as the “Female Athlete of the Year.” An estimated 450 were in attendance at the banquet.

05/18/17

Left: Senior Cortland Davidson and sophomore Abby Jones partnered to finish third overall at the Regional Tournament in Longview.

Right: Cody Pickett and Chris Catlin, both juniors, finished the Spring season having won the District 13-4A boys doubles title and reaching the Regional Quarterfinals.

05/03/17

Columns

05/23/2017
This month’s article has been the hardest one for me to write to date so far for the Banner.I was going to use this month’s article to rant about the State and Federal Government and their lack of... + continue reading
04/17/2017
Easter: The Oxford dictionary defines Easter as the “most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”It is held, in the Western Church,... + continue reading

Lifestyle

05/23/2017
The Van Zandt County Library has been awarded a grant from the Tocker Foundation to provide the TAME travelling Trailblazer trailer as one of their summer programs. TAME’s travelling Trailblazers are... + continue reading
05/01/2017
Books and beanstalks “Jack and the Beanstalk” was read by Christina Nash during Van Storytime April 19 at the Van Community Center. The children created their own jelly beanstalk using lots of glue... + continue reading

Bonnie Green took home first place in best of show for her rag quilt. She is show in VZC Extension Agent Melisa Rhodes, right.

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