- Nobody Could Rile An Umpire Quite Like 'Tex' (June 2013)
- Dr. Falvey's Auto wouldn't respond to 'Whoa!' (May 2013)
- Early publisher left mark on Gregg County (April 2013)
- School site looked hospitable to the LeTourneaus (March 2013)
- It was a great place to putter away the summer (February 2013)
- I really miss that Indian head test pattern (January 2013)
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.