Allen to speak at banquet Posted in: News The Republican Club of Van Zandt County will hold their Club Banquet on Oct. 9 at the Victory Temple in Ben Wheeler. Club Banquet The speaker will be LTC Allen West. He is one of several Republican candidates for Texas Governor. The event does require a sign up and those interested ...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!