12 21 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]