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Van to Convert Old Store Back into Theater Building

The Van Economic Development Corporation hopes to turn a former auto parts store back into a theater as part of downtown revitalization.
March 28, 2013

Consider Drip Irrigation For Vegetable Gardens

People planting vegetable gardens might consider drip irrigation, suggests Tommy Phillips, Van Zandt County extension agent.
March 28, 2013

Wheeler Efforts Garner Award from Van Kiwanis

Dwayne Wheeler won the Walter Zeller Fellows award from the Van Area Kiwanis Club for leadership and fundraising efforts.
December 27, 2012

Veterans Memorial Parks

All over the Upper East Side of Texas communities pay tribute to veterans with statues of granite and stone, markers, plaques, flag poles, and more in grateful appreciation for their service to America.
October 27, 2012

Discover 300 Years of History in 35 Miles

The early Native American Caddo people established a trail from the Red River in Louisiana to the Pecos River to trade with the Jumano who lived in West Texas. The trail later evolved into the main route from the river port in Shreveport to North Texas. Now, historical societies in North Texas are working to research and preserve this historic road.
September 28, 2012

Genealogical Society Sets Day-Long Seminar

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society will hold its annual all-day seminar on Saturday, September 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church in Canton. The seminar features Billie Stone Fogarty of Oklahoma, a well known professional genealogist, teacher, and national speaker.
August 29, 2012

Annual Balloon Release Raises Money for Vets

The Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial fifth annual Labor Day balloon release begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 3. It’s at the memorial plaza at the intersection of Hwys. 19 and 243 in Canton.
August 29, 2012

Go Bus Provides Rides for Those Without Cars

Need transportation? The GoBus system with its 40 or so purple and green buses makes more than 800 trips a day Monday through Friday in 14 Northeast Texas counties, helping people without cars, people whose cars are in the shop, and other people with a need for mobility.
August 29, 2012

Potters Brown Celebrates Forty Years

When Doug Brown opened his Potters Brown shop in 1971 in Edom, many long-time residents weren’t sure what to make of the arts and crafts folks beginning to settle in the small, rural community.
July 3, 2012

Remembering the Battle of the Neches Cherokee Chief Bowles, Other Victims

Down some winding backroads that push into remote country is a place that goes by many names to many different people. Stories are told of a mysterious air that lingers, the presence of others, and even the hum of hand-beaten drums.
July 1, 2012

10 Students Win Funding From Wood County Coop

Ten local high school students in Wood County Electric Cooperative’s nine-county service area will each receive a $2,000 scholarship towards continuing education.
May 1, 2012

Van Zandt County Airport Grabs Prestigious Award

The Van Zandt County Regional Airport in Wills Point received the Texas Department of Transportation’s 2012 most improved general aviation airport honor at the 30th annual Texas Aviation Convention in Galveston.
May 1, 2012