07 24 2014

Prepare now for fall/winter vegetable harvest

By Tommy Phillips Guest Writer   Mid-July means two things: the dog days of summer and fall vegetable gardens. Everyone can relate to dog days – it’s hot and humid, good only for dogs to find a cool spot to dig a hole. But fall gardens? In [...]

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Theft at Ben Wheeler Library

Floating hospital of Africa, Mercy Ships provides care for nations

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer Completely landlocked, away from the oceans and countries that it treats, global charity organization Mercy Ships operates just minutes from the small East Texas town of Van. Rooted off of Highway 110, the landlocked [...]

Temperatures sore, sparking fire awareness

From Staff Reports Fire Marshal offers tips for prevention. The mercury continued to rise this past week, bringing with it the increased threat of grass fires that routinely wreak havoc on both homes and acreage around the county during the [...]