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News

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Around 5 a.m., Feb. 12, the Van Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at Soulman’s BBQ located on the service road near the intersection of Interstate 20

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Representatives from Morton Salt Company in Grand Saline were the guest speakers Feb. 11 during the monthly meeting of the Van Zandt County Friends of the Library held at the

Sports

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Van Zandt County boys basketball programs find themselves in a familiar place entering the bi-district round of the playoffs, charting almost the exact course as local girls teams the week

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 12:00am

The top-ranked Martins Mill Lady Mustangs opened their title defense in Greenville Feb. 11, taking on the Wolfe City Wolves in bi-district round playoff action. Martins Mill breezed through the

Columns

Feb 17, 2019 - 00:00

My poor wife is sick of reading about herself, and my sensitive, thoughtful response to her feelings is: “Too stinkin’ bad!” As I write this, I’m away from my sweetie

Feb 17, 2019 - 00:00

Student safety is the highest priority when children journey to and from school. For students who walk, moving cars, unsavory people, or unrestrained dogs can pose threats to children’s safety.

Feb 10, 2019 - 00:00

The attendees in the customer service class I was teaching were amused to hear James Earl Jones’ voice as Darth Vader telling them: “Indeed, you are powerful…” I had jazzed

President Trump issued his second State of the Union address on Tuesday. In the speech he successfully identified a direction for America’s future, one that demands cooperation and the complete

Obituaries

Feb 17, 2019 - 00:00

Funeral services for John Quincy Graham, 88, of East Tawakoni, were held Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at Hiett’s Ly-Brand Funeral Home in Edgewood. Burial followed at Small Cemetery. He passed

Feb 17, 2019 - 00:00

A Celebration of Life for Arthena “Tina” Mae Cox, 77, of Wills Point, was held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at International Outreach Church in Wills Point with Pastor Mike Williams

Feb 17, 2019 - 00:00

Services for German “Herman” Ulises Barros Garcia, 37, of Grand Saline, were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Iglesia Bautista La Fe in Grand Saline, with Tobias Palma officiating, under

Feb 10, 2019 - 00:00

Graveside service for Gregory Paul Harmon, 61, of Arlington, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving with Russell Harris officiating. Services