Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Trailing 27-0 early in the second quarter, the Van Vandals rallied with 41 unanswered points to complete a 48-7 turnaround and outlast the Princeton Panthers in an impressive 48-34 come-from-behind... + continue reading
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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A special POW-MIA chair was unveiled at Van’s Memorial Stadium Sept. 1 prior to the opening kickoff of the regular season varsity football opener between the Van Vandals and the Mineola Yellowjackets... + continue reading
Monday, September 11, 2017
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A donation check from Van ISD in the amount of $5,290.78 was presented to the American Red Cross to go toward the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. The presentation by Van ISD Superintendent Don Dunn... + continue reading
Sunday, September 10, 2017
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It is like a dream come true for Ashley McLellan to teach in the same school system where she attended as a student for 13 years.“It has really been fun being back in Van,” pointed out McLellan. “I... + continue reading
Saturday, September 9, 2017
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The Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial held a balloon release in honor of veterans, prisoners of war/missing in action and those currently serving in the military on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4The... + continue reading

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09/17/2017
The Van Lady Vandals continued the longest road trip of any county school last week, competing against Quitman Sept. 5 and Gilmer Sept. 8.Quitman, one of the top-ranked 3A programs in the area and a perennial playoff qualifier, topped Van in three sets, 25-15, 25-19, 25-14.... + continue reading
09/16/2017
The Van Vandals took to the court three times during the past week, finishing 2-1 overall in matches against Terrell, Kilgore and Argyle.The tennis team traveled to Terrell Sept. 7 and dominated the Tigers with a 16-5 victory. Winning doubles matches for the Vandals were:... + continue reading

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09/09/2017
Personnel from the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office and VZC Constable Pct. 4 office are headed south to the Port Arthur area to help with rescue, evacuation and search efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims.A team comprised of VZCSO Chief Michael Bates, Lieutenant Heath Burton, Sgt. David Wheeler, Deputy Chuck Daugherty, Chief Deputy Constable Bob... + continue reading
09/07/2017
It is unusual for two teams to meet three teams in one calendar year but that will be the case Friday at 7:30 p.m. as the Van Vandals play their first road game of 2017 when they visit Princeton to take on the new-look Princeton Panthers.The Vandals defeated the Panthers twice convincingly last season winning the regular season contest 56-28 at... + continue reading
09/02/2017
Following one of the most successful campaigns in the history of the Van Vandal football program last season, a new slogan has been adopted for the 2017 varsity campaign.“Be the Standard” is the rallying cry for this year’s team as the Vandals will try to duplicate or exceed a 12-2 overall finish in 2016 including the first trip to the state... + continue reading
09/01/2017
Accountability ratings and STARR test results for economically advantaged and disadvantaged students were analyzed and discussed Aug. 21 during the regular monthly meeting of the Van School Board.Van ISD Superintendent Don Dunn gave an update to the trustees concerning the official accountability ratings for the school district as the district was... + continue reading
08/31/2017
Friday night at Van’s Memorial Stadium will see more than one unit preparing to make their 2017 season debut.While the Van Vandal varsity football team will kickoff their 2017 regular season against the Mineola Yellowjackets, the Van High School Mighty Vandal Band will be debuting their new show during halftime at the football game.Randy Taylor is... + continue reading

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09/17/2017
The Van Lady Vandals continued the longest road trip of any county school last week, competing against Quitman Sept. 5 and Gilmer Sept. 8.Quitman, one of the top-ranked 3A programs in the area and a... + continue reading
09/17/2017
Trailing 27-0 early in the second quarter, the Van Vandals rallied with 41 unanswered points to complete a 48-7 turnaround and outlast the Princeton Panthers in an impressive 48-34 come-from-behind... + continue reading

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09/11/2017
The devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is profound. The material loss is staggering and the loss of life is heartbreaking. I imagine it will take months for those affected by the storms... + continue reading
09/05/2017
A few weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our 28th anniversary. That's a long time, but it's not so long that I haven't forgotten my experiences as a new bride. I had managed to keep a closely... + continue reading

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09/13/2017
Van Girl Scout Troop 1319 completed their Silver Award Project recently. The project required research, design, requesting and receiving donated materials and supplies, painting and installing a mini... + continue reading
08/30/2017
Mary Ann Ritchie of Grand Saline began working with the Van Zandt County Appraisal District in 1982 and has been a dedicated member of the Appraisal District’s staff for 35 years. She continues to... + continue reading