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Monday, August 19, 2019 - 1:52pm

One more tune-up for the Van Vandals before the 2019 regular season begins as they will host the Class 5A Terrell Tigers Thursday, Aug. 22, at Van’s Memorial Stadium in the final pre-season scrimmage for both squads.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 12:00am

Since Monday, Aug. 5, when Van Zandt Regional Medical Center in Grand Saline made the decision to lock its doors, the future of the facility remains an uncertainty. Optimism was

Sports

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 1:52pm

One more tune-up for the Van Vandals before the 2019 regular season begins as they will host the Class 5A Terrell Tigers Thursday, Aug. 22, at Van’s Memorial Stadium in the final pre-season scrimmage for both squads.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 12:00am

Van Zandt County football teams returned to the gridiron in recent weeks, opening preparations for the season ahead with two-a-day workouts Aug. 5. Things hit another level of intensity last

Columns

Aug 18, 2019 - 00:00

It was usually me who instigated camping trips with church friends. Every few months, especially during the cooler months, I would get sick of all the concrete and buildings of

Aug 18, 2019 - 00:00

Dear Editor, I have been very upset this week about the story of Cynthia Durham and her alleged involvement in “flipping” dogs.   I’ve known Cynthia for years and consider

After a gunman was arrested in the killing of 22 people and wounding 27 others at a popular shopping venue in El Paso on Aug. 3, Gov. Greg Abbott and

Aug 11, 2019 - 00:00

In late July, I had the pleasure of hosting three town hall meetings to hear directly from the people who sent me to Washington. I’ve now held seven of these

Obituaries

Aug 18, 2019 - 00:00

Funeral services for Robert Wilson Akins, 51, of Wills Point, were held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point. Robert was born July 20, 1968,

Aug 18, 2019 - 00:00

Funeral services for Brandon Maurice Hall-man, 33, of Rockwall, formerly of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Wills Point with Mr. Mark

Aug 18, 2019 - 00:00

Jean Tunnell, 104, of Van, passed from her worn out body and the arms of her loving family to her new life in Jesus Christ Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. A

Aug 18, 2019 - 00:00

A memorial service for Danny Eudell Brewer, 57, of Whitton was held Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at the Whit-ton Church of Christ. Danny passed away peacefully on Aug. 9, 2019,