12 20 2014

JH teams sweep Kaufman

The Van Lady Vandal junior high basketball team enjoyed a great night versus the Kaufman Lady Lions on Dec. 1, sweeping all four games played. The 8th Grade Lady Vandal Red team hosted Kaufman for a non-district basketball game. The Lady Vandals [...]

Van ISD Way Off Broadway opens with Cotton Patch Gospel production

From Staff Reports Van High School’s Way Off Broadway will open its 2014 season with Cotton Patch Gospel, a reverential retelling of the Gospels of Mathew and John set in a contemporary Southern Bluegrass setting. Written by Tom Key and Russell [...]

Turnovers play key role in 66-40 loss

By David Kapitan Sports Editor   The Van Lady Vandals played host to Tatum on Nov. 18 in one of their first games of the 2014-2015 season. Turnovers were the biggest story, with Van coughing up the ball 37 times in the contest. Things started [...]

“Little Hope was Arson” Documentary about 2010 East Texas church fires

By Donnita Fisher Managing Editor “Little Hope was Arson,” a documentary looking at a string of arson fires in East Texas, will debut today (Sunday, Nov. 23) at Liberty Hall in Tyler. The movie, called part detective story – part faith [...]

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 [...]