Van Zandt County

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Homeowners In Van Expected More From FEMA

Six weeks after a major tornado ripped through Van, Texas, the city is nearly done with debris clean up.

06/25/2015

Wade Glenn Mathis

Escaped Van Zandt County Inmate Caught

An inmate escaped the Van Zandy County jail shortly before 5:00 pm.m. Monday by scaling a 12-foot outer perimeter security fence topped with razor security wire.

06/15/2015

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Teen Arrested After Carjackings & Chase

Authorities have taken a 16-year-old suspect into custody after a series of carjackings and a police chase, and two other suspects remain on the loose.

06/10/2015

House in Van damaged by tornado.

Tax Relief Available For Victims Of Severe Storms

People affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that took place beginning May 4 in parts of Texas may qualify for tax relief from the IRS.

06/08/2015

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Federal Help Arrives In Van For Storm Survivors

A Mobile Registration Intake Center has opened in Van to serve people who sustained damage as a result of severe storms and flooding.

06/05/2015

Flyer dropped in front of several homes in Van Zandt County.
Andrea Lucia - CBS11

KKK Flyers Dropped In Van Zandt County

The flyers were sealed in plastic bags with rocks and chucked onto people’s lawns or driveways.

05/20/2015

Volunteers feeding residents and other volunteers during cleanup efforts in Van Friday.
Steve Pickett - CBS11

Five Days After Van Tornado Neighbors Help Neighbors In New Ways

Volunteers like Laura Darcy are feeding anyone who would appreciate a meal during the massive cleanup of the small town.

05/15/2015

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Couple Killed During Sunday’s Tornado In Van Laid To Rest

Friends and family packed the Van United Methodist Church to say their final farewells to Brenda and David Tapley. The couple were the only two people killed during Sunday’s tornado in Van Zandt County.

CBSDFW.COM–05/15/2015

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Tornado Leaves Behind $40M Worth Of Damage In Van

An emergency official says a deadly tornado that blasted an East Texas town left behind about $40 million in damage.

05/14/2015

Police in Van tighten security to prevent looting.
Jeff Paul - CBS11

New Information On Van Tornado As Early Curfew Take Effect

The National Weather Service says the twister’s path was 10 miles long and 700 yards wide.

05/12/2015

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Van Works To Rebuild After Deadly Tornado

Gov. Greg Abbott declared Van Zandt County a disaster area, and Van officials asked people to pray for the city. But many people have done even more.

05/12/2015

A look at Van, TX Monday night. 
Jeff Paul-CBS11

Citizens, Authorities In Van Take Precautions To Thwart Looters

While most people are doing all they can in Van to help their neighbors, there are concerns the situation could bring out the worst in some folks.

05/11/2015

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