07 31 2014

Summer Reading rolls on with clowns, authors

The Van Community Library is sponsoring a Summer Reading Club. The club includes programs every week and prizes for those who complete their reading logs. At 10 a.m. Monday, July 7, the program will be two Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey [...]

Douglas Battery batters Ben Wheeler

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer The sound of a cannon booming were heard in a Ben Wheeler pasture on June 14. Echoes of cannon fire sounded off throughout the day, brining a sense of time gone by back to the present. Members of the Douglas Battery [...]

Storm wreaks havoc across county

By Britne Reeves   Greek mythology teaches that if one flies to close to the sun, his wings might melt and he will plummet back to Earth. The same can be said of a tree –grow too high and the likelihood of being struck by lightning increases [...]

Dream season ends with runner-up finish

By David Kapitan Sports Editor AUSTIN – The Van Lady Vandals were a team on a mission in 2014, setting their sights on the program’s first ever-state championship title. Over the course of the non-district and district slates, and the first [...]

Graduates urged to find, pursue a purpose

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer The fun is over; the real world starts for the 2014 Van High School Graduates. The Van High School Class of 2014 were awarded diplomas during the May 30 graduation ceremony at Tyler Junior College’s Wagstaff Gym. The [...]