Promotions were announced at Texas Bank and Trust’s Canton and Van locations during March 2020. Among those recognized were Lace Deibert who was promoted to senior vice president and branch manager for Canton and Van; Kim Campbell who is now vice president in lending in Van; and Mandy Robinson has been promoted to assistant vice president and credit risk analyst in Canton.Read more
In response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s decision recently to shut down all school districts in the State of Texas for the remainder of the 2019-‘20 school year, Van ISD Superintendent Don Dunn addressed three main COVID-19 related issues during the regular meeting April 20 of the Van School Board.Read more
Texas school administrators, coaches and students got the news they were dreading to hear April 17 with the University Interscholastic League officially cancelling all UIL-sanctioned extracurricular spring activities for the remainder of the 2019-’20 school year.Read more
The Grand Saline Library has opened back up pick-up services at the library. For those who are wanting to pick up materials at that library you can go to our website and select materials or call the library to tell us what you would like or if you would like us to select materials for you. We will be doing pick up on Wednesdays only for the next couple of weeks then we will look in to expanding it.Read more
It did not take long for the Van Zandt County Commissioners Court to vote unanimously April 15 to extend the current Second Amendment Proclamation Declaring a Local State of Disaster regarding coronavirus in VZC through midnight Wednesday, April 29.Read more
It doesn’t look good. Cattle prices have dropped through the floor. We have all seen the pictures of empty grocery store shelves and meat cases. Now that the supply is being restocked, the reality is more are making meals at home and are not eating out. This curbs demand for meat, and the cattle market is especially sensitive to that fact.
There is also a fear of a longer tern downturn in the economy. Unemployment, which is all to real right now, is starting to force consumers to cut back and opt for cheaper priced meats. Now you start talking about a back-up in beef supplies. Add on top of that the potential for decreased labor in processing plants, and you slow the chains down even more. It is a downward spiral that is not good.Read more