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

Text 75495 to 888777Notifications may include: Crime alerts, evacuation alerts, missing persons, utility and traffic issues, and (e-mail only) events and community updates.

You can receive messages by phone as part of your text messaging plan- otherwise, standard text message rates apply. The system is simple to use and provides an easy sign-up process. This does not replace Code RED for emergencies and weather.

How do I sign up?

Use this signup form:

Or, just text 75495 to 888777

Not sure how to sign up via text? It’s easy — you do not need to own a smartphone. Here are some detailed steps to walk you through.

The City of Van Alstyne respects your privacy. Residents only receive messages after opting in, and the system will only be used for emergency notifications or other advisories. Additional community event information may be received via e-mail, if the resident has chosen to receive those alerts.

You may choose what kinds of messages to receive via text, email or both — change your preferences and update your information through your Nixle account at nixle.com, or to cancel your text messages, reply STOP to 888777. You do not need an account to receive basic text messages.

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

Questions about the service and its capabilities? Check out Nixle’s Frequently Asked Questions page at www.nixle.com/consumer-faqs/. Should you need additional assistance, Nixle provides free citizens support. Email any questions to support@nixle.com. Nixle is built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. Its authenticated service connects city agencies to citizens in real-time, delivering geographically targeted information to residents.

Register now! Learn more on our agency page.