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OSHA 30 HR. Compliance Course available

Feb 12, 15 • Featured NewsNo Comments

Fred Pryor – OSHA 30-Hour Compliance Course

Earn your 30-hour OSHA course completion card with 5 Days of in-depth training!

5 Day Seminar – $719.00 each
Enroll EARLY
to guarantee
your spot!
Dallas – April 20 – 24 at Embassy Suites Dallas Market Center
Denton – April 20 – 24 – Hilton Garden Inn Denton
Ft Worth – April 13 – 17 – Norris Center

Is not being in compliance with OSHA Regulations costing your organization?

According to the United States Department of Labor, businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with work-related injuries and illnesses. This can contribute to decreased employee morale, reduced productivity, and higher on-the-job stress, while leading to increased workers’ comp claims, higher insurance premiums, retraining costs, absenteeism, and lower-quality products and services.

Workers whose employers take steps to protect their health, fitness, and safety on the job are more likely to report job satisfaction, enjoy a higher quality of life, contribute a more optimistic, enthusiastic outlook, and interact positively with peers and superiors.

This intensive course was created to support OSHA safety initiatives, enhance OSHA compliance, and protect employee health and safety

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Brookshire’s Celebrates Valentine’s Day!!!!


Have you been curious as to what the Big White Tent is for located in the Brookshire’s Parking Lot?   

Starting Friday, Feb 13 through Feb 14, there will be special items in the tent to celebrate Valentine’s day
Floral, Chocolates, Candies and lots of other Valentine Gift items.
The Big Tent will be open Friday and Saturday for your shopping convenience.


Calling All High School Students – Financial Aid Workshop

Feb 10, 15 • Featured News, School NewsNo Comments


Special Called City Council Meeting – Monday, February 9 at 5 PM

The agenda below says Thursday,

but in fact it is on Monday, February 9  

5 PM in Community Center

Open to Public




Jackie Nations, Mayor Pro Tem                                                                             Allison Young, Council Member

Don Smith, Council Member                                                                                  Yvonne McCauley, City Manager

Amanda Davis, Council Member                    Dean Stone, Mayor                         Jay Mills, City Attorney

Ted Mitchell, Council Member                                                                               Sereca Huff, City Secretary


Notice is hereby given of a Special meeting of the City Council of Van to be held on Thursday, February 09, 2015 at 5:00 pm,  at the Van Community Center, 310 Chestnut, Van, Texas, for the purpose of considering the following agenda items. All agenda items are subject to action. The City Council reserves the right to meet in a closed executive session on any agenda item should the need arise and if applicable pursuant to authorization by Title 5, Chapter 551, of the Texas Government Code.


  1. 1.             CALL TO ORDER:


  1. 2.             ROLL CALL:


  1. 3.             INVOCATION:


  1. 4.             PLEDGE TO THE FLAG:


  5.         OLD BUSINESS:


  • None


6.          NEW BUSINESS:


  • Consider/Approve the employment of Yvonne McCauley as City manager (clarification of vote 2-5-2015).


 7.           Executive Session:


Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, of Texas Government Code, Sec. 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney) Sec. 551.072 (Real Property), 551.073(Perspective Gifts), 551.074(Personnel), 551.076(Security Devices or Security Audits), 551.087(Economic Development Negations) and Section 418.183 (f) of the Texas Government Code (Texas Disaster Act). Refer to posted list attached hereto and incorporated here in. Executive Session may be held, under these exceptions, at any time during the meeting that a need arises for the City Council to seek advice from the City Attorney as to the posted subject matter of this City Council meeting. 


  • Consider/Approve the hiring of a Police Chief or Interim.


          8.            RECONVENE:





9.        ADJOURNMENT:



In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Van will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons attending City Council meetings. To better serve you, requests should be received 24 hours prior to the meetings. Please contact Sereca Huff, City Secretary, at 903-963-7216.



I certify that a copy of the February 09, 2015 agenda of items to be considered by the Van City Council was posted on the City Hall bulletin board on February 06, 2015.



Sereca Huff, City Secretary

I certify that the attached notice and agenda of items to be considered by the City Council was removed by me from the City Hall bulletin board on the ­­­­­­­­­     day of      , 2015.

East Texas Men in Harmony presentation!!

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The men from Van that are members of the East Texas Men in Harmony want to let you know about the presentation on Feb 26 at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler.  
The Letterman!!!
What a nice treat!
Make plans to go!!  See the flyer for all the information to make your reservations today.


Van City Council – open to public – Agenda

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Van City Council

Regular Meeting – February 5, 2015

Open to Public

7 PM at Community Center

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Microsoft Excel Seminars available

Feb 4, 15 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

Fred Pryor – Microsoft® Excel® Basics

Become a confident, capable Excel 2007 and 2010 user with this customized Excel training!

One Day Seminar – just $79 
  • Master Excel formulas and functions
  • Design and organize professional looking worksheets
  • Add charts and graphs to give your spreadsheets a visual punch
  • Copy, move, delete, insert or replace anything in your worksheet with ease
  • Solve common printing problems and end irritating surprises once and for all
  • Create and use simple macros that save time and sidestep mistakes
  • And much more
Arlington My 14 at Admiral Hotel
Dallas Feb 17 and May 20 at Wyndham Dallas Love Field Hotel
Fort Worth – May 12 at Best Western Plus and Feb 19 at Norris Center
Richardson – Feb 5 at Holiday Inn and May 4 at Double Tree Hotel Richardson
Texarkana TX – June 11 at Clarion Hotel
For registraton Download:


Health Health Seminars in February/March

Feb 3, 15 • Featured NewsNo Comments


With Every Heartbeat if Life

Free Heart Health Seminar

in Honor of February – American Heart Month

Every Thursday – Feb 5 thru March 12

5:30 to 6:30 pm

City of Tyler Library Auditorium

201 S College Av – Tyler 

Topics to be covered:
-know your risk of heart disease
-act in time to heart attack signs
-say YES to Physical Activity
-Be Smart – help your heart – high blood pressure & cholesterol
-aim for a healthy weight
-diabetes & you
-heart healthy eating – budgeting & healthy eating
-enjoy living smoke free
reserve your spot – 903-877-8940 or email to


Herwanea Lewis-Sirles, BS, CHW
Program Specialist
Patient Navigator Project
The Northeast Center for Rural Community Health
“Working Together to Improve Healthcare”
11937 US HWY 271
Tyler, Texas 75708
(903) 877-8940 ~ phone
(903) 877-8893 ~ fax




@Tele’s – Chamber of Commerce Meeting – February 3, 3015

Jan 30, 15 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

van chamber.jpgWe have been invited to go to Tele’s for our November  Chamber Meeting!

The Van Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their monthly meeting Tuesday,February 3, @ 11:45 am at Tele’s restaurant. (Actual meeting begins at 12 Noon – 11:45 allows you time to get your food, if you wish to do so.)

Bring your business card – individual or business – we will have a drawing.

Come hear a few words from SPCA .

All are welcome!  See you there!


Shoot Van Photo Contest 2015

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2015 Shoot Van Contest is on!!!!!

Theme is “Holidays” – Photos taken from April 2014 through March 31, 2015 are welcome.

The photos will be judged and winners will be announced at the Spring Fling on April 4, 2015 at the Oil Museum.  Come and enjoy the day with your family.  The museum will have an Easter Egg Hunt, there will be vendors of all kind – including food and entertainment.

Click below to find the entire rules for the contest.

click here:  Shoot_Van_application


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