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News

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 12:00am

A request from the Van Chamber of Commerce regarding funding from the Van City Council for the annual Van Oil Festival in October turned into a lengthy discussion between chamber

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 12:00am

An update on House Bill 3, recently approved by the Texas Legislature, was presented to the Van School Board by Van ISD Superintendent Don Dunn during the trustees’ lengthy regular

Sports

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 12:00am

Van’s Chase Richardson, Canton’s Johnnie Krawietz and Edgewood’s Jayden Morgan were among the competitors in the 46th annual THSBCA All-Star Game at Dell Diamond.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 12:00am

One of Van Zandt County’s most successful programs will soon see a changing of the guard with longtime Edgewood athletic director and head basketball coach Jay Jameson stepping away after

Columns

Jun 23, 2019 - 00:00

I’ve mentioned previously that in my travels, I most value the people I meet. On a recent hop from Tyler to DFW, I chatted with my seatmate, an oilfield worker

Jun 23, 2019 - 00:00

Abe Lincoln once said that most people are as happy as they make up their mind to be. The choice is simple. Happy people live longer. Happy people are healthier,

Jun 23, 2019 - 00:00

When Henry D. Gruene established a small community along the Guadalupe River in 1872, he had no idea that his thriving little town would become a ghost town one day

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, and 23 House and Senate members joined Gov. Greg Abbott in Houston on June 13 as he signed four disaster preparedness

Obituaries

Jun 23, 2019 - 00:00

Services for Adrian Diane Fain, 33, of Canton, were held Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Lakeside Baptist Church in Canton with Dr. Mark Moore officiating. She was born Nov. 24,

Jun 23, 2019 - 00:00

Alicia Colleen Tomlin was born in Arlington on Feb. 9, 1950, to Robert Oscar Tomlin and Isabell Arozamena Tomlin. She passed away June 3, 2019, in Grand Saline. She grew

Jun 23, 2019 - 00:00

William Keith Erwin, 79, of Edgewood, passed away June 13, 2019, in Tyler. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Highland Baptist Church in

Jun 23, 2019 - 00:00

John Angelo Russo, Jr., 54, of Edgewood, passed away Monday evening, June 17, 2019, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are