Photo by David Barber
Friday, September 30, 2016
Posted by Vanbanner1
Almost a year ago, the Crandall Pirates upset the Van Vandals on their home turf in a district matchup. The Vandals made sure that it would not happen for a second year in a row as they opened... + continue reading

Photo by Dylan Turner Van ISD Superintendent Don Dunn gets prepped for a signing ceremony for the TJC Promise Scholarship Program Sept. 25.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Posted by Vanbanner1
Van Independent School District joined other area districts to unveil the Tyler Junior College Promise Scholarship Program as part of the 90th anniversary celebration.TJC released a press release... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan The Van varsity boys team of Austin Slenk, Daniel Du Preez and Caleb Parker competed against a field that included Edgewood, Martins Mill and Canton Sept. 17.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Posted by Vanbanner1
 Six Van Zandt County cross country teams and host of others from around the East Texas area made their way to Canton Sept. 17 to compete in the annual Canton Cross Country Invitational Meet.... + continue reading

Courtesy photo A marijuana raid netted 3,375 plants near Fruitvale.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Posted by Vanbanner1
Seize nets 3,375 plantsThe Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, along with assistance from the Canton Police Department. Edgewood Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Immigration... + continue reading

Photo by Dylan Turner
Friday, September 23, 2016
Posted by Vanbanner1
On Sept. 16 Leon Daniel got his last wish granted when the city streets of Van were filled with antique and classic cars as Daniel took his last ride in a 1956 Ford pickup. Daniel was the namesake of... + continue reading

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Photo by Dylan Turner Van ISD Superintendent Don Dunn gets prepped for a signing ceremony for the TJC Promise Scholarship Program Sept. 25.

Photo by David Kapitan The Van varsity boys team of Austin Slenk, Daniel Du Preez and Caleb Parker competed against a field that included Edgewood, Martins Mill and Canton Sept. 17.

Courtesy photo A marijuana raid netted 3,375 plants near Fruitvale.

Photo by Dylan Turner

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09/29/2016
For the second week in a row, the Van Vandals will be seeking revenge against an opponent that defeated them in district play last season when they travel to Athens to take on the Athens Hornets in a matchup of co-leaders in District 8-4A, Division I.Kickoff is set for 7:30... + continue reading
09/29/2016
The Van Zandt County Humane Society is hosting the annual Blessing of the Animals Oct. 1 at St. Justin the Martyr Episcopal Church in Canton. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m."We have such a good time doing this, and we hope everyone will bring their chickens, ducks,... + continue reading

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Photo by David Barber Tanner Hopkins (34), the Van Vandal defensive tackle, drags down a Palestine Wildcat receiver from behind as linebacker Michael Huffer (3) moves in to assist.
09/22/2016
After a close competitive first half featuring two previously unbeaten teams, the Van Vandals used ball control on offense and a dominating defensive effort in the second half to ease past the Palestine Wildcats, 38-21, Friday night as the Vandals closed out non-district play at 4-0.Van registered impressive offensive and defensive numbers as the... + continue reading

Photo by Dylan Turner State Rep. Rick Green
09/22/2016
Former Texas State Rep. Rick Green hosted an event at the Van ISD Auditorium Sept. 14 regarding how the faith of the founding fathers and their religious convictions influenced the drafting of the Declaration and the Constitution.He is the founder and president of Patriot Academy, which trains young leaders in founding principles as they... + continue reading

Photo by Faith Caughron Christian Skinner of Carrollton helped release balloons.
09/20/2016
The first balloons released by those attending the Labor Day Veterans Memorial balloon release have been found.   According to VZC Vets Memorial Public Relations Chair Diane Farmer, “a card was received in the mail on Thursday, Sept. 8, from Dorothy McCaig at Timber Creek Apartments in Sulphur Springs stating her 6-year-old granddaughter... + continue reading

Mitch and Cindy Goodson
09/19/2016
Cancer patients in Van Zandt County without reliable transportation now have an option to participate in the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program.Patients fighting cancer need treatment and sometimes transportation is their biggest roadblock. Road to Recovery provides a way to and from cancer treatment for patients who do not have a... + continue reading

Photos by David Barber Lt. Justin Dalme was presented with a distinguished alumni plaque by Van ISD Superintendent Don Dunn during pre-game ceremonies Sept. 9.
09/17/2016
Before the Van Vandals Homecoming game Sept. 9, two men active in the military were honored with the distinguished alumni award during the pre-game activities. Michael Terry and Justin Dalme both are currently serving in the United States Army. The awards were presented by Van ISD Superintendent Don Dunn.  Justin DalmeJustin Dalme and his... + continue reading

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Courtesy Photo Katie Roberts, Roan Phillips, Sierra Ross, Isabella Ramirez, Chloe Dixon
09/28/2016

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09/27/2016

Sports


Photo by David Barber
09/30/2016
Almost a year ago, the Crandall Pirates upset the Van Vandals on their home turf in a district matchup. The Vandals made sure that it would not happen for a second year in a row as they opened... + continue reading
09/29/2016
For the second week in a row, the Van Vandals will be seeking revenge against an opponent that defeated them in district play last season when they travel to Athens to take on the Athens Hornets in a... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan The Van varsity boys team of Austin Slenk, Daniel Du Preez and Caleb Parker competed against a field that included Edgewood, Martins Mill and Canton Sept. 17.
09/24/16

Photo by David Barber Tanner Hopkins (34), the Van Vandal defensive tackle, drags down a Palestine Wildcat receiver from behind as linebacker Michael Huffer (3) moves in to assist.
09/22/16

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Susan Evans
09/30/2016
Babies...nothing cuter! Whether you're looking at puppies, kittens, people or a baby giraffe that's taller than you, no one can resist those big innocent eyes and surely cuddling is in order. Carl... + continue reading

Beth Muse
09/24/2016
As a retired kindergarten teacher, I loved to gather the children around me and read to them. The interest and excitement that they displayed was such fun to see; and I admit, I felt like a kid again... + continue reading

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Storytime participants made moon and stars crafts at the VZC Storytime.
09/26/2016
The theme for Storytime this week was bedtime.  Ms. Rhonda read ‘How Dinosaurs say Goodnight’, ‘Bears in Beds,’ Max and The Won’t Go to Bed Show’ and the last book, ‘Don’t let the Pigeon Stay up... + continue reading

Nancy Abernathy
09/19/2016
Austin Bank Chairman of the Board Jeff Austin Jr. has announced the appointment of a new board member.Nancy Abernathy has joined the board as a new director,  a new member at the May 2016... + continue reading

Guest speaker Larry Turner and Genealogical Society President Jan Crow.
09/10/16

The Wallace United Methodist Church Relay for Life team was recognized as the “Ultimate Team” in Van Zandt County for raising the most funds in the 2016 event.
08/29/16

Library volunteer, Abigail Muse, shelving children’s books at the Van Zandt County Library
08/29/16