11 23 2014

Maples found guilty of capital murder

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer   A Van Zandt County jury found Larry Michael Maples, 45, guilty of capital murder last week. Maples was found guilty of killing Heather Maples, 34, in Ben Wheeler in March 2013. Maples had pleaded not guilty [...]

Lady Vandals keep rolling with Gilmer sweep

By David Kapitan Sports Editor   The Van Lady Vandals have been a team on a mission this season, recording another undefeated district title to advance to the playoffs, and then rolling over both Athens and Gilmer to advance to the Regional [...]

Vandals remain undefeated after a 49-14 victory at Wills Point

By David Barber Sports Correspondent   WILLS POINT—Two Van Zandt County rivals met Friday night in an important District 8-4A contest as both teams were looking to improve their seeding for the upcoming Class 4A state playoffs. When [...]

Van hosts successful, postponed Halloween

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer With what could be called the most controversial and busiest Halloween for Van, the influx of visitors and townspeople brought in cheer to an otherwise contentious beginning. In the end, the community pulled together [...]

Vandals score early and often against Mabank, 51-7

By David Barber Sports Correspondent   VAN—Any thoughts of a potential upset by the visiting Mabank Panthers Friday night were quickly turned away by the state-ranked Van Vandals as Van cruised to a 51-7 victory at Van’s Memorial Stadium. The [...]