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Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 12:00am

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Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 12:00am

Residents across East Texas, including some in portions of Van Zandt County, were left without electricity for hours on Sunday evening after outages rippled throughout the area. Trinity Valley Electric

Sports

Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 12:00am

The Van Lady Vandal volleyball program kicked off tournament season Aug. 9-10, hosting some of the top programs from around East Texas for this year’s Van Varsity Tournament. The Lady

Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 12:00am

The 2019 football season in Van Zandt County means the return of our Football Contest for its 38th season. The contest pages for Contest No. 1 can be found in

Columns

Aug 25, 2019 - 00:00

Dear Editor, I definitely agree with Sandra Jones. Trucks don’t need to be driving on our Van Zandt County Roads. All these roads are entirely too rough and dangerous for

AUSTIN — Texas now boasts its own Domestic Terrorism Task Force, established by order of the governor in the wake of the deadly Aug. 3 shooting in El Paso. Twenty-two

Mass murders like those in El Paso and Dayton are deeply disturbing and far too commonplace. The American people are right to be outraged and demands for action are justified.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ruth Ruggero Hughs as the Texas Secretary of State. The Secretary serves as Chief Election Officer for Texas, assisting county election officials and ensuring the

Obituaries

Aug 25, 2019 - 00:00

Funeral services for Donna Hill, 76, of Wills Point, were held Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home with Archie Engledow officiating. Donna passed away Aug. 20, 2019.

Aug 25, 2019 - 00:00

Funeral services for Kirk Fox, 53 of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home with Pastor Lonnie Harris officiating. Kirk passed away Aug. 18,

Aug 25, 2019 - 00:00

Funeral services for Alfred Junior Akers, 74, of Murchison, formerly of Alba, were held Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in the Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home Chapel, Alba, with Bro. Chris Horton officiating.

Aug 25, 2019 - 00:00

Funeral Services for Virginia Ann Craver, 91, of Canton, were held Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at Eubank Funeral Home, with Bro. Steve Glosup officiating. Virginia passed away peacefully at her