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Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Last week, I traveled to Houston to attend training at Space Center Houston to help prepare me for summer reading. This summer, the summer reading theme is ‘A Universe of

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Repairs were expected to be completed Thursday evening, March 14, on eastbound Interstate 20 at Caney Creek in Smith County near mile marker 544 east of Van, according to Texas

Sports

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

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Photos by Christine Davis and Leah Morgan

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

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

Mar 17, 2019 - 00:00

Our light, our LOVE, our biggest encourager, Regina Bingham, left us Wednesday, March 6. We are of course very saddened, but bigger than our grief is our relief and peace