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City Council Monthly Meeting – 7 PM – September 4

Sep 3, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

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Monthly City Council Meeting- September 4, 2014

Open to Public

7 PM at the Community Center

You are welcome to come find out what is happening in your City.

Coupe’s & Leon B’s Car Show – September 13, 2014

Aug 26, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments


Coupe’s Cafe & Game Room and Leon B’s

September 13, 2014 – Car Show – 5 PM to 8 PM

Cummings, DaleSpecial Entertainment by Dale Cummings 50, 60, & 70s music.

Dale will begin singing at 6:30.

Come and enjoy the fun in the sun!!!

Kiwanis – August 28, 2014

Aug 25, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

Best Town Near Dallas, TX | The City of Van Kiwanis Club

Date: August 28, 2014

​Time: 12 pm noon

Place: Van Community Center

Program: Scott Gibbons

              What is new at Van Brookshires?

Van ISD – Literacy Partners – Volunteers Needed 2014-15 School Year

Aug 25, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments


Literacy Partners Volunteers Needed for 2014-15 School Year at Van ISD.

This is a partnership with our faith-based community, pairing students and volunteers together to practice reading and engage in conversations about the books being read.

The purpose of the Literacy Partners initiative is to facilitate the goal that every child is reading on grade level by third grade. 

Literacy Partners serve with consistency and humility while keeping it simple. 

The program includes two 15 minute one-on-one reading sessions right outside the classroom door.   Click the following link to see the benefits of this worthwhile program:

How can you get involved?

To become a mentor, pick up a registration form at the Van ISD Administration offices.  They will help you from there.


Important: Back to School – School Bus Safety

Aug 23, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

Dan FlynnFrom Representative Dan Flynn

DPS Reminds Drivers to Watch for Children

As New School Year Starts

Obey the Law: Don’t Pass Stopped School Buses
AUSTIN – As the academic year begins, State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are reminding all drivers to watch out for children walking to and from school or waiting for school buses. Drivers must also follow all traffic laws related to school buses and school zones. Representative Flynn is urging drivers to obey state law by not passing any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal – either flashing red lights or a stop sign.
   “With children heading back to school, drivers can help keep Texas students safe by obeying all speed limits – especially in posted school zones – and stopping for school buses,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Individuals who illegally pass stopped school buses endanger our children, and DPS officers will not tolerate drivers who break the law and put others in harm’s way.”
   One of the most dangerous times of a student’s trip on a school bus is when they are entering or exiting the bus. Drivers are urged to slow down and pay attention in school zones since children may step into a roadway without checking for oncoming traffic.
   In 2013, Texas Highway Patrol troopers issued over 500 tickets for passing a stopped school bus. In 2012, 840 crashes in Texas involved school buses, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. According to the Texas Education Agency, more than 40,000 school buses transport 1.5 million Texas children every school day.

   Drivers should not proceed until the school bus resumes motion; the driver is signaled by the bus driver to proceed; or the visual signal is no longer activated. A driver does not have to stop for a school bus if it is on a highway with roadways separated by an intervening space or physical barrier. (If a highway is divided only by a left-turning lane, the roadways are not considered separated, and drivers must stop for school buses.)

Drivers who illegally pass school buses face fines up to $1,250 for a first offense. For individuals convicted of this offense more than once, the law allows DPS to suspend the driver license for up to six months (A ticket for illegally passing a school bus cannot be dismissed through defensive driving.).

Calling All Moms!!

Aug 21, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments




Moms, Inc

is a group where community moms find fellowship

and become better equipped in their vital roles as mothers.  

Mothers of preschool and school-age children gather every Monday morning during the school year.  On second and fourth Mondays, we meet at Community Christian Fellowship in Garden Valley for breakfast and a presentation or activity. On alternating Mondays, we meet in homes for playgroups or visit local venues for group activities with our children.

Cost : $5 for each meeting at CCF to cover childcare and supplies. 
No other fees or dues required.
No church affiliation necessary – all are welcome!
For more information, contact us at
Or contact Community Christian Fellowship at or call 903 882 8501.

Kiwanis – August 21, 2014 – Community Center

Aug 18, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

Best Town Near Dallas, TX | The City of Van Kiwanis Club

Date:  August 21, 2014

​Time:  12 pm noon

Place:  Van Community Center

Program Host:  Pat Hargrave

Program:  Grayson McFarlin

              Push America

              Talk about the fundraiser with his fraternity

First Annual Resource Fair – Free to Community

Aug 16, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

VCM buildingsmVan Community Ministries

A Free Community Event on September 10

At Van Community Center  – 310 N. Chestnut – Van

10 AM to 1 PM – questions – call 903-963-1616

This will be a gathering place for information on local health and wellness services and resources available for many.

Pass the word to everyone you know that may need information from the following resources:

Back 2 School Bash @The Bottoms ATV/OHV Park

Aug 13, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

The bottoms atv park

The Bottoms ATV/OHV Park

Ben Wheeler TX

hosting a Back 2 School Bash

August 16th

all rides that day ride and camp for $5.00 as long as they bring school supplies that will be donated to Van ISD.

school suppliesAnd questions?

Call Michael Davis @ 903-787-3814

GPS address is CR 4910 – Ben Wheeler TX 75754

Kiwanis – August 14, 2014

Aug 12, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

Best Town Near Dallas, TX | The City of Van Kiwanis Club

August 14, 2014

Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

Noon – Community Center

Featuring – Vickie Ragle

Van Zandt County Therapy Dog Program
Community invited

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