- Future Governor Founded Longview's First Paper (April 2016)
- Gregg County Pioneer Recalled Long-Ago Days (March 2016)
- Minister Raised Spirits But Closed The Bars (February 2016)
- Early Gregg Politician Knew When to Fold 'em (January 2016)
Van Craddock Van Craddock, a 1970 SFA graduate, has written a column for the Longview News-Journal since 1978. He has published two collections of his News-Journal columns, most recently a book titled "East Texas Tales: A Celebration of Pineywoods People, Places, Facts and Fables." The U.S. Army Vietnam veteran serves on the Gregg County Historical Commission. Van and wife Bettye (a former SFA Pine Log editor) live in Longview.