Historical commission receives award Posted in: News For the 14th year in a row, the work of the Van Zandt County Historical Commission has received state recognition from the Texas Historical Commission. The announcement was made by VZC Judge Don Kirkpatrick as he presented VZC Historical Commission Chairman Elvis Allen with a 2021 Distinguished Service Award certificate from ...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!