Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Van’s 2017 volleyball season officially kicked off this week with a road date in Edgewood Aug. 8 and upcoming matches at home Aug. 11-12 for the annual Van Lady Vandal Volleyball Tournament.Teams... + continue reading
Sunday, August 13, 2017
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Van ISD trustees received good news on the proposed 2017-18 tax rate during their regular monthly meeting held July 31 in the newly-remodeled Van High School Library.Danny Morrow, the Van ISD... + continue reading
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Van Vandal football fans will get their first chance to take a look at the 2017 squad when the Vandals conduct their annual Red/White Inter Squad Scrimmage Friday night at Van’s Memorial Stadium.... + continue reading
Monday, August 7, 2017
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The Van Lady Vandal volleyball program will be looking for consistency as they head into the 2017 season and beyond, hoping to stop the coaching carousel after welcoming their fourth coach in as many... + continue reading
Sunday, August 6, 2017
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There is a sign on the wall in Van Zandt County Auditor Freddy Thomas’ office that reads, “I’m the Auditor, Not a Magician.”Those words may very well describe the challenges that Thomas faces as he... + continue reading

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08/16/2017
An accident involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle claimed the life of a Chandler man July 25 in Ben Wheeler.According to Sgt. Michael Johnson of the Texas Department of Public Safety office in Canton, James Kinnaird, 51, of Chandler was pronounced dead at the scene of... + continue reading
08/12/2017
School bells will be ringing before we know it, and with Tax-Free Weekend right around the corner, many families will be taking advantage of annual back-to-school specials on supplies. Whether you plan to shop at your favorite retail store, a consignment shop, and/or in the... + continue reading

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07/28/2017
When Victoria Tankersley graduated from Edgewood High School and entered college, she planned to pursue a degree in education at the suggestion of her high school counselor.After graduating from Edgewood High School, Tankersley attended Tyler Junior College and East Texas State University (currently Texas A&M-Commerce).“Thank goodness I never... + continue reading
07/27/2017
everal issues including budget needs for the Van Zandt County Jail and Sheriff’s Department were the main topics of discussion during a special session July 18 of the VZC Commissioners Court.No decisions were reached as staff members of the VZC Sheriff’s Department and VZC Jail, VZC Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Ronnie Daniell, VZC District... + continue reading
07/24/2017
An activity permit request from the Van Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2017 Van Oil Festival in October was approved July 13 by the Van City Council during its regular monthly meeting but not without discussion prior to the vote.The event is scheduled to be held in the Van United Methodist Church parking lot downtown where it took place last... + continue reading
07/23/2017
Responding to an ad that she read in the Canton Herald in the late 1990’s was the start of a career change for new Van Zandt County Jail Administrator Wendy Boles.“I started working here in 1998 when Bill Dean was the sheriff,” recalled Boles. “I loved it. I worked as a jailer and then became sergeant at the jail.”Boles did leave in 2001 to start... + continue reading
07/22/2017
This has been another busy summer for us at Van ISD. We have had a lot of activity across the district, and I would like to update you on what is taking place at each campus.The new J. E. Rhodes Elementary School is substantially completed. Crews are still working on the canopy and walkways on the exterior while crews are finishing the details on... + continue reading

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08/15/2017
Van’s 2017 volleyball season officially kicked off this week with a road date in Edgewood Aug. 8 and upcoming matches at home Aug. 11-12 for the annual Van Lady Vandal Volleyball Tournament.Teams... + continue reading
08/10/2017
Van Vandal football fans will get their first chance to take a look at the 2017 squad when the Vandals conduct their annual Red/White Inter Squad Scrimmage Friday night at Van’s Memorial Stadium.... + continue reading

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08/14/2017
It’s that time already. Summer breaks seem to be shorter than ever although the number of days off has not changed. It’s back to school season which can be good or bad depending on your perspective.... + continue reading
07/25/2017
There is no such thing as a free lunch. Lower state taxes have never been a free lunch.I remember watching the 2006-‘07 legislative session as a school board member — granted, I was much more naive... + continue reading

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08/09/2017
July 19-25, 2017 Kamol Sonock Vilay and Tiffany Wynne WrightCarl Wayne Samples and Betty Jean CluckJoed Mark Holmes and Emily Christine Meyer + continue reading
08/05/2017
The Summer Reading Program at the Van Community Library held its Grand Finale July 28. It was a huge success as over 100 children and adults attended. The children enjoyed the Magician Balloon Man as... + continue reading