Following the school visits, the First Lady received a briefing from local and state officials regarding ongoing recovery efforts.
It is like the first day of school again in Van on Monday, a week after a tornado damaged an estimated 30 percent of the city.
Volunteers like Laura Darcy are feeding anyone who would appreciate a meal during the massive cleanup of the small town.
An emergency official says a deadly tornado that blasted an East Texas town left behind about $40 million in damage.
Some citizens of Van are criticizing Mayor Dean Stone after he was seen on the golf course while his city is in shambles.
Victims of natural disaster often times are hit twice. Once by mother nature and again by scam artists taking advantage of their situation.
The National Weather Service says the twister’s path was 10 miles long and 700 yards wide.
When Mother Nature is at its worse, often humanity is at its best. Check out the lost and found photo wall set up by the Red Cross.
As warning sirens rang in Van Monday night, Andy and Brandi Bouchillon decided to quickly leave their house on Bois D’Arc Street and drive to a storm shelter in town.
Friends mourn loss of Van couple who died in Sunday’s 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.
A 14-year-old neighbor found the Tapleys shortly after 6 o’clock Monday morning when neighbors realized the couple never emerged.