11 01 2014

Vandal Band earns 1st division rating

From Staff Reports The Van High School Band attended the UIL Region 21 Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, Oct. 18. The band came away from the competition earning a first division rating. The band has a history rich in success, tradition, [...]

Kellam family roots deep in Van, Named distinguished alumni 2014

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer   Van Independent School District has named its 2014 Distinguished Alumni for 2014. Jack and Brenda Kellum have earned the distinct honor for their many years of service to Van ISD. The couple has resided in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]