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Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 12:00am

Early voting for the Saturday, May 4, city and school elections in Van Zandt County will begin Monday, April 22, and continue through Tuesday, April 30. Elections will be held

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 12:00am

Fruitvale High School captured its third consecutive district UIL contest March 28 at Miller Grove High School. “We won the meet by 22 points and it came down to the

Sports

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 12:00am

The Van Lady Vandals played the role of spoiler April 16, getting a dominating pitching performance from Skylar Savage and four home runs from three players in a 9-2 win

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 12:00am

The Van tennis program made its way to Wills Point April 2-3, competing for their chance to advance to Area at the District 14-4A Tournament. Vandal netters performed exceptionally well

Columns

Apr 21, 2019 - 00:00

FOX News reported a significant addition, actually a return, to academics in Texas. According to the State Board of Education, in 2017 it was decided that cursive writing would be

Until last week, I had a fluffy white beard. This was the first time I’d ever let it grow for more than two weeks. Usually, I just look a little

Apr 21, 2019 - 00:00

Dear Editor: The first Grand Saline Main Street Festival was fun despite the rain. People dressed accordingly and came out with a great attitude! Smiles abounded, and we didn’t let

Mar 31, 2019 - 00:00

Many people say this, but they’re sadly mistaken. MY grandchildren are the smartest, most talented and handsome boys in the universe! Here’s why: When my older grandson was 5 he

Obituaries

Apr 21, 2019 - 00:00

Funeral services for James Frederick Scroggins, 87, of Gun Barrel City, were held Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Beacon Church of Christ in Gun Barrel City. Burial followed at Elm

Apr 21, 2019 - 00:00

Graveside services for Laurence Grayson Moody, 95, of Edgewood, were held April 19, 2019, at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas with Dr. Rick Davis officiating. Services were under the direction

Apr 21, 2019 - 00:00

Wanda Nell (Spradlin) Etheridge began her eternal life in Glory on April 11, 2019, from Hospice of East Texas. She was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Edgewood to Arlie Lee

Apr 21, 2019 - 00:00

A visitation for Betty Juanell Knight, 89, of Grand Saline, was held Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Hiett’s Ly-Brand Funeral Home in Edgewood. Private burial was held at Davis Cemetery