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Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Final plans are being put in place for the annual Van Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet which will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Texas Rose Horse

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Patience McGuffey Treasurer Patience McGuffey has served as the Van Area Chamber of Commerce Treasurer since 2014. She, along with her husband, Van, is a former business owner in Van.

Sports

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 12:00am

The Grand Saline Lady Indians opened the 2019 softball season as the hottest team in Van Zandt County, opening the year with a perfect 19-0 record on their way to

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Catfish anglers from eight states traveled to Lake Tawakoni for a King Kat Tournament Trail presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s event. Thirty-eight teams were hosted by the cities of

Columns

Texas weather is turbulent and everchanging. Just last week we had temperatures in the 40’s and by the end of the week it was in the 70’s. Can we ever

Mar 17, 2019 - 00:00

President Donald Trump via White House website Senator Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator via cruz_press@cruz.senate.gov Bob Hall, Texas Senator via email Senate website Re: Van Zandt County Solar Project Dear Honorable

Mar 10, 2019 - 00:00

The sixth ‘Fresh 15K and 5K’ were held in Tyler on March 2. ‘The Fresh 15,’ sponsored by Brookshire’s, is the premier event in this part of Texas. It began

Mar 10, 2019 - 00:00

B.S./M.S. Chemistry; M.S. Business Administration; Training in Chemical and Civil Engineering We need to quit protesting against umbrellas and solar farms. Instead, we need to get the true facts about

Obituaries

Mar 17, 2019 - 00:00

Linda Crowe Symns was born on Oct. 16, 1940, to W.E. and Jewel Clauson Crowe in Olney. After completing high school, she moved to Denton where she graduated from North

Mar 17, 2019 - 00:00

Freeman F Gross Jr. of Van peacefully went to be with his Savior on Saturday, March 9, 2019, after a long illness. He was born on Feb. 20, 1932, in

Mar 17, 2019 - 00:00

Graveside services for Jerry Ruyle, 70, of Grand Saline, were held Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Starr Cemetery. Dr. Bruce Smilie officiated under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home. Mr.

Mar 17, 2019 - 00:00

Services for Joe Sutton, 79, Canton, were held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline, with Bro. Mark Winskie officiating. Interment was in Woodside Cemetery. He passed