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Van Community Ministries Annual Steak Dinner

Apr 14, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments


Annual Steak Dinner

Van Community Ministries Food Pantry

May 10, 2014

6:30 PM

$30 per person

Biggs Garden Valley Farm

Live Music – “Hank Neill & Company”

All proceeds to benefit Van Community Ministries Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.

Call for tickets/reservations/information

Joan: 903-521-0233

Beverly:  903-530-5584

Jane: 903-385-0632

Van Recreation & Leisure Survey – your input is needed!

Van, Texas Recreation and Leisure Survey

The City of Van, Texas Parks and Recreation Advisory Board would like your input if you live in Van or Van ISD. 

Please take a couple of minutes to complete a brief, ten-question survey regarding public park space in Van. 

Thank you for your input.

 Jason Johnson
Principal, Van Junior High School


City Council Meeting Thursday, February 6

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Van City Council Meeting

A regular meeting of the Van City Council is scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 7:00 pm, at the Van Community Center, located at 310 Chestnut Van, TX 75790.

Community encouraged and welcome to attend.





Ribbon Cutting – Re-Opening – Nancy Lou’s Doggie Doos

Apr 3, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

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A Ribbon Cutting is set for April 5 at 11 AM

Nancy Lou’s Grand Re-Opening

131 Private Road 5318

Grand Saline TX 75140

Chamber of Commerce Meeting – April 1, 2014

Mar 29, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

van chamber.jpgChamber Meeting!

The Van Chamber of Commerce will be holding their monthly meeting Tuesday, April 1, @ 11:45 am at Tele’s Mexican Food restaurant. (Actual meeting begins at 12 Noon – 11:45 allows you time to get your food ordered, if you wish to do so.)
YOU are invited! We’ll talk about what’s happening in the Van area and what the Chamber can do to help!

Come hear a few words from Chamber member – Don Stephens from  Mercy Ships with timely information regarding the minsitry.

All are welcome!  See you there!

Tele’s Mexican Food Restaurant
175 W Main Street
Van, TX 75790
11:45 – 1:00 pm.

Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Feb 25, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

van chamber.jpgChamber membership is an investment in your business and as individuals in the community where you do business.  The Van Area Chamber of Commerce offers several opportunities throughout the year for you or your business to be involved.  Members build a better life for their communities through involvement and dedication.
Customer Referrals Volunteers are available every week day – 1 PM – 4 PM – to take any phone calls or walk ins at the Chamber office at 170 West Main.   The volunteers are able to refer and recommend our member’s businesses.
Chamber Publications – The Chamber publishes and distributes a number of in-house publications to keep the community informed regarding activities and events in our area.
The Internet as a Business Resource – The Chamber maintains a searchable listing of its members on the website.  The website is used to email upcoming activities and events to the community and maintains a community calendar of events to keep all informed.  There is also a Van Chamber Facebook page.  If you haven’t ‘liked’ us as yet, please do so.  This is a great way to obtain information regarding events that are happening in your community and your chance to participate.
New Businesses in Town – The Chamber will be happy to do a Ribbon Cutting for any new businesses to help the community know the news.  We have two coming up in March and April.
VolunteersThe Chamber is dependent upon volunteer support for its success.  That  support is manifested in two ways – time and money. Volunteer your time or your investment.  Either will show a sense of pride and personal satisfaction in the achievement of goals set for the Chamber in making the Van Area a better place to live and do business.
Events you will want to know about for 2014…. (there are a couple other ideas we are considering)
  • 2nd Annual Shoot Van Photo Contest – Theme “What’s in Your Garden – starting Feb 1 – April 11
  • Huge Pumpkin Raising Contest – watch for details on the web site or store window signs – seeds for  planting  will be ready soon.
  • The Annual Van Area Chamber of Commerce BanquetMarch 25 – Sky Ranch
  • Listen to KMOO every 4th Thursday morning from 8:45 – 9:00 AM.
  • Spring Fling – Easter Egg Hunt with Arts & Craft vendors – April 19 – Van Oil Museum
  • 35th Annual Oil Queen Pageant – October 4 – Van ISD Auditorium- Have invited all past queens to come and enjoy the Van Oil Festival on October 11.
  • Holly Berry Holiday Bazaar – November 8
  • Spirit of Christmas & Oil Derrick lighting December 6
  • Van Area Chamber General MeetingsEvery first Tuesday – Noon @ Tele’s
  • Be sure to read the Van Banner – each week a business from our membership list will be featured on the Bulletin Board.
  • Currently doing our Membership Drive for businesses and individuals.  We have brochures for anyone that is interested and have not signed up yet for 2014.
  • Let us know if a Ribbon Cutting or Anniversary Celebration for your Business is needed.

gotell with Rick Gage Kick off Banquet & Crusade

Feb 13, 14 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

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Free State GO TELL Crusade – April 27-30, 2014

at Van Memorial Stadium

Kick Off Banquet – Monday – February 17, 2014

6:30 PM ……Check you Calendar now…..

Banquet at Sky Ranch – 24657 CR 448 -Van TX 75790

Banquet Tickets – $15.00

Ticket contact Ron Brey at 903-714-7788  or
or Jennifer New at 972-921-1400


City of Van General / Special Election 5.10

Feb 13, 14 • NewsNo Comments

Council Member Place # 4, City Council Member, Place # 5 and Mayor.

Proposition 1              “the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption only”

Proposition 2              “the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders only”

Early Voting 4.28

Feb 13, 14 • NewsNo Comments

City Hall Annex

City Wide Clean-up 3.15

Feb 13, 14 • NewsNo Comments

March 15, 2014 7 am – 12 pm


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