10 21 2014

Vandals rally for thrilling 35-32 win over Athens in District 8-4A opener

By David Barber Sports Correspondent   VAN—Big games sometimes do not live up to their advance billing but that was not the case Friday night at Van’s Memorial Stadium as two of the state’s top 10 teams in Class 4A put on a near [...]

Van ISD Education Foundation golf tournament deemed success

From Staff Reports The Van ISD Education Foundation held its eighth annual golf tournament fundraiser at Twin Lakes Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. There were 83 golfers that came out to support the Foundation.  This year, each golfer walked away [...]

Lady Vandals top Bearettes

BROWNSBORO – The Van Lady Vandals improved to 2-0 in district play on Sept. 30, sweeping past the Brownsboro Bearettes in three sets, 25-10, 25-13, 25-23. Van dominated from the opening moments behind a balanced attack, getting four aces [...]

Oil Museum announces Mr. and Mrs. Yesteryear

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer   The Van Area Oil and Historical Museum has announced that Barbara Ann Bates will be the 2014 Lady of Yesteryear and Jack Valentine will represent the 2014 Gentleman of Yesteryear. Mr. and Mrs. Yesteryear [...]

Commissioners discuss salary raises, employee benefits

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer   A thorough discussion during the Van Zandt County Commissioner meeting Sept. 23 led to the commissioners and the sheriff agreeing to approve the 2014-’15 salary structure for elected officials and all employees [...]