Election Information

The City would like to remind everyone that there is still time to file an application for candidacy on the Special Election Ballot.  As designated by the Election Order passed and subsequently posted on the City website, the deadline to file an application for candidacy on the Special Election Ballot is March 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The deadline to withdraw from the Special Election Ballot is March 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Write-in designations for any election all share the same deadline of February 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. per state statute, therefore the City will no longer accept write-in declarations of candidacy.  The City has recently been made aware of a discrepancy regarding this deadline date on some written materials pertaining to this election, and hopes to immediately clarify this discrepancy.  The due dates for candidacy applications are all controlled by statute and the City is unable to make any waivers, exemptions, or altercations to these dates.  Application packets are available at City Hall for this ballot.

Solid Waste Request for Proposals (RFP)

Dorothy Fielder Park in Van Alstyne

The City of Van Alstyne is requesting proposals for solid waste collection and disposal. The intent of the request and resulting contract is to obtain the services of a qualified entity to conduct a complete citywide refuse collection.

All responses must be received by the City no later than 2:00pm, January 6, 2017 at the following address:
City of Van Alstyne
ATTN: Frank Baker
242 E. Jefferson St
Van Alstyne, TX 75495

Collin County Citizen Prosecutor Academy

Collin County Criminal District Attorney Greg Willis has announced dates for the Citizen Prosecutor Academy’s 2017 Spring Session!

This free, 11-week course begins February 9th and meets on Thursday evenings at the Collin County Courthouse from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The application can be found by visiting the Collin County District Attorney’s website at https://collincountyda.com/citizen-prosecutor-academy/.

Draining of Water Tanks

water tower

The City’s Public Works Department will be draining tanks at Well #6 located at the north east corner of Hwy 5 (S. Waco St.) and County Line Rd.  The amount of water draining will be substantial and may take several days.  Thank you!

Sign up for Local Alerts

Text 75495 to 88777

Text 75495 to 88777AVAILABLE NOW: Van Alstyne’s important, official information through email, SMS text message, and over the web.

The City of Van Alstyne has partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents and businesses in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.

Notifications may include: Crime alerts, evacuation alerts, missing persons, utility and traffic issues, and (e-mail only) events and community updates.

This service does not replace Code RED for emergencies and weather.

There are two simple ways to register:
1. Text 75495 to 888777 from a mobile phone
2. Go to cityofvanalstyne.us/nixle and sign up online

Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device and may optionally customize their alert settings by going to our Nixle agency page and creating a User Profile.

Not sure how to sign up via text? It’s easy, and it works on basic cell phones. Here are more details about how to sign up by text.

This service is free to anyone who wants to be informed, but message and data rates may apply.

All Alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from the City of Van Alstyne. Nixle Alerts can be sent via Text, Email, Web, and the Nixle Mobile App in an instant. Nixle is partnered with NLETS for unmatched data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network, and Google for unmatched reach and two-way information exchange.

We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.