Lifestyle

Tue
23
May

Science rocks! Summer library program set

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 students about energy, space, weather, biotechnology, and aerodynamics while also introducing them to educational and career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Exhibits are mapped to science TEKS for grades 3-8 and the trailer can accommodate 30 students at a time.

Mon
01
May

Van Community Library News

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 and stickers during craft time, said event organizers.

 Snacks were prepared Donja Justice and served by Ms. Cecilia from Austin Bank. Storytime meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the community center, 310 Chestnut St., Van.

Tue
18
Apr

Van Community Library News

The children enjoyed stories about “The Greatest Egg” and “The Easter Parade” during Story Time at the Van Community Library April 5.

They decorated Easter eggs for their craft and then proudly showed them off for their parents. Bush’s Chicken and Austin Bank provided chicken and French fries and also provided extra help during Story Time.

All preschoolers were invited to an Easter egg hunt during Story Time at the library April 12.

Wed
12
Apr

Cultural Arts Program held

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

Van Zandt Extension Education Association held a Cultural Arts Program at the extension office on March 13 with Agent Melisa Rhodes judging the event.

Bonnie Green took home the first place and best of show for her larger than life 50 x 70 machine rag quilt.  Judy Dickens won first place for her small rag quilt.  Carol Strout’s entry of satin pillow fabric creation took first place.  Pearl Beaty won second place for her tea towels.  Judy Dickens got first place for her craft painting coasters.  Pearl Beaty won first for her machine embroidery hand towel and first for her holiday towel.  Carolyn Minor took first for her photography.  Carolyn Davis won first in the hand stitchery for her smocked dress.  All the blue ribbon winners will go on to the Spring District Meeting in April.

Wed
12
Apr

Going to court

Home school students from Classical Conversations/Lindale and Tyler Communities observed an DWI trial March 30 in the courtroom of Van Zandt County Court At Law Judge Randal L. McDonald. The judge responds to a question from one of the students in his office during a break in the trial. The students will return to McDonald’s court to conduct their own “mock” trial Thursday, April 27.

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Tue
11
Apr

Spring Crime Watch meeting held

The North West Van Zandt Crime Watch meeting was held March 25 at the home of Joanna and Curtis White.

“This was a meet and greet meeting.  Coffee and cookies were enjoyed by members and guests.  Several new families welcomed to the group.  These additions and more volunteers will help the crime watch patrol in the area,” said Crime Watch members.

VZC Sheriff Dale Corbett present during the meeting and updated the members on activity in the area and also answered questions.

VZC Commissioner Pct. 3 Keith Pearson gave the group updates on the plans for the roads and other issues in the county. 

VZCSO Captain Tim Scharfenberg offered information on how to keep homes and property safe and also how to protect it.

Tue
11
Apr

Van Community Library News

Nursery rhymes at VCL

Storytime at the Van Community Library March 29 was all about “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” and “The Farmer in the Dell.”

“The children in attendance participated in a sing-along with the books. The children had a lot of fun showing off the masks they made during craft time to one another,” said Storytime volunteers.

Storytime is held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at Van Community Library, 310 Chestnut St., Van.

Mon
10
Apr

National Library week April 10-15

This week at the Van Zandt County Library continues with the theme, “Variety is the Spice of Life.” The Family Fun Night will be from 6 to 8 p.m., April 6. Attendees are encouraged to bring board games and dominoes and to have a good time.

Storytime will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 7. Ms. Rhonda will be reading books about Easter. This is an exciting time for the preschoolers and it will be fun to see them as they listen and work on their craft project.

The week of April 9 – 15 is National Library Week. The library staff and Friends of the Library will join forces to have interesting programs to celebrate.

Mon
03
Apr

Van Community Library News

For more stories like this one, subscribe to the Van Banner or pick up a copy from one of our vendors.Ms. Carolyn from Austin Bank read books to the children at Van Story Time March 22 in the Van Community Library. The bank also sent goodies to the kids. Shamrocks were the March craft for St. Patrick’s Day. All preschoolers are welcome to join us for stories, crafts, snacks and a good time every Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Wed
29
Mar

Texas State History

Fort Worth Stockyards incorporated
 March 23, 1893

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