443 Van football game streak comes to an end Posted in: News David Barber just celebrated his 39 th anniversary with the newspapers in Van Zandt County on Aug. 10. And he was looking forward to covering the 2021 season opener of the Van Vandals last Friday night in Palestine. It would have been is 444 th consecutive Van football game. The Vandals ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!