Van City Councilman Ernie Burns asked commissioners to consider funding the Van Community Library during the Aug. 9 commissioners court meeting.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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The Van Zandt County Commissioners have found themselves up to the elbows in all things budgetary, taking the first couple of weeks of August to simply and adjust the county budget.  However,... + continue reading

Grace Santos, who was serenaded by her teammates and fans with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” Aug 12, gets congratulations from her teammates after a big play during pool play at the Lady Vandal Varsity Tournament.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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The Van Lady Vandals wasted little time in kicking off their 2016 season, hosting both Harmony and Chapel Hill as part of a dual Aug. 9 and hosting a series of teams for the annual Lady Vandal... + continue reading

Lady Vandal players listen in as they receive instructions during the first day of two-a-day workouts Aug. 1.
Monday, August 8, 2016
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After years of dominating the district volleyball calendar, including back-to-back undefeated district titles in both 2013 and 2014, the Van Lady Vandal volleyball program took a step back in 2015.... + continue reading
Monday, August 8, 2016
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Cadettes from Van Girl Scout Troop 1319 responded to the Van Ministries request for an immediate need of school backpacks for the students of Van ISD.The troop used a portion of their earned cookie... + continue reading

Carol Taylor, left, was the guest speaker at the VZC Genealogical Society meeting in July. She was welcomed by Society President Jan Crow.
Monday, August 8, 2016
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The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society held its monthly meeting July 23 in the Buchanan Room of the County Library. The brief historical moment, a regular feature of the meetings by Martha... + continue reading

Van City Councilman Ernie Burns asked commissioners to consider funding the Van Community Library during the Aug. 9 commissioners court meeting.

Grace Santos, who was serenaded by her teammates and fans with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” Aug 12, gets congratulations from her teammates after a big play during pool play at the Lady Vandal Varsity Tournament.

Lady Vandal players listen in as they receive instructions during the first day of two-a-day workouts Aug. 1.

Carol Taylor, left, was the guest speaker at the VZC Genealogical Society meeting in July. She was welcomed by Society President Jan Crow.

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The City of Van issued a boil water notice over the weekend, due to an electrical outing that affected some residents inside the city limits Aug. 11.   “The reason for the boil water notice is that when the town lost electricity, it caused a malfunction with the... + continue reading
08/17/2016
BauerFinancial Inc., a bank rating firm, has announced that Texas Bank and Trust Company has earned its Recommended Status of 5-Stars.This marks the 91st consecutive quarter that Texas Bank and Trust has earned a recommended rating from Bauer.BauerFinancial has been... + continue reading

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08/08/2016
July 28, 19 pre-school Story Time children brought their stuffed animal friends to the Van Zandt County Library for a sleep over.Mrs. Rhonda read bedtime stories to the animals before they were tucked in for the night. Some of the attendees were Pinkie, Sparkle, Elefantita, Marshall and Caterina. There were bears, monkeys, a rabbit, several dogs,... + continue reading
08/01/2016
The Van Candy Crushers T-ball girls team placed second at state in TTAB/TTAS.  The tournament was held in Emory July 18 to 22. + continue reading
08/01/2016
The 12U Van Cleats found the perfect way to cap an undefeated 2016 softball season, sweeping their way to a TTAS  12U State Championship at the State Tournament in Rockdale. Team members for the Cleats included Tristyn Stanford, Skylar Kerby, Skylar Savage, Bridgitt Freeman, Kennedy Chastant, Isabela Salazar, Lauren Simmons, Abby Shaw, Skylar... + continue reading
08/01/2016
Tragedy for one Van Zandt County family struck July 22, when 2-year-old Abel Lunsford was reported missing and was later found deceased.According the VZC Sheriff’s Office, they received a call at 12:46 p.m. July 22 in reference to a missing child on Van Zandt County Road 4614, east of Ben Wheeler.“The sheriff’s office, in conjunction with several... + continue reading
08/01/2016
Love’s Travel Stops opened its second travel stop in Van July 21. The new travel stop brings three new restaurants and approximately 75 additional jobs to Van.“We’ve had a great partnership with Van for many years and we’re thrilled to continue that with a second location,” said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love’s Travel Stops. “Van... + continue reading

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The 2016 high school football season will feature the return of “The Locker Room Show” every Monday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning August 22 on Mineola radio station KMOO (99.9 FM).“The Locker... + continue reading

Grace Santos, who was serenaded by her teammates and fans with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” Aug 12, gets congratulations from her teammates after a big play during pool play at the Lady Vandal Varsity Tournament.
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The Van Lady Vandals wasted little time in kicking off their 2016 season, hosting both Harmony and Chapel Hill as part of a dual Aug. 9 and hosting a series of teams for the annual Lady Vandal... + continue reading

Lady Vandal players listen in as they receive instructions during the first day of two-a-day workouts Aug. 1.
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AUSTIN — A women's health program is in effect and ready to deliver more care to more women statewide who are 15 to 44 years old and whose income is up to 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines.... + continue reading
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AUSTIN — Texas’ voter photo identification law is racially discriminatory, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled July 20.In striking down the law passed by the Texas Legislature in... + continue reading

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BauerFinancial Inc., a bank rating firm, has announced that Texas Bank and Trust Company has earned its Recommended Status of 5-Stars.This marks the 91st consecutive quarter that Texas Bank and Trust... + continue reading
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Cadettes from Van Girl Scout Troop 1319 responded to the Van Ministries request for an immediate need of school backpacks for the students of Van ISD.The troop used a portion of their earned cookie... + continue reading

Carol Taylor, left, was the guest speaker at the VZC Genealogical Society meeting in July. She was welcomed by Society President Jan Crow.
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TVEC Public Relations Representative Kari Wilmeth, left, presents a grant check to Sharon Stehsel, second to left, and Terri Davenport of the Van Zandt County Community Partners ABC Room.
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