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TxDOT Asking for Public Opinion

TxDOT Asking for Public Opinion

| July 1, 2024 | Reply

Press Release From the Texas Department of Transportation AUSTIN – To help keep a thriving Texas economy moving, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is drafting a record-breaking 10-year transportation plan, and the public is invited to weigh in on potential projects in communities across the state. The draft 2025 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) proposes […]

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Kinky Friedman — Rest in Peace

Kinky Friedman — Rest in Peace

| June 28, 2024 | Reply

Just a word here from me, Mary Jane, on Kinky Friedman… Here it mentions his bid for Justice of the Peace. That was in the early 1980s and Kinky lived just outside Kerrville, Texas. Once, while he was being interviewed by a TV crew in front of the Kerrville Post Office, I stepped out of […]

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Local Police Arrests Since June 13

Local Police Arrests Since June 13

| June 21, 2024 | Reply

By Mary Jane Farmer, for the Van Alstyne News, Scene In Town Van Alstyne Police Lt. Steven Hayslip, who is the police department’s designated Public Information Officer (among his many other duties), provided information on the following arrests. June 13 Arrest — About 11:30 p.m. Thursday, police were called to a home in the 600 […]

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Friends of the Library Host Fundraiser

Friends of the Library Host Fundraiser

| May 30, 2024 | Reply

Story and Photos by Mary Jane Farmer, for The Van Alstyne News, Scene In Town The yearly Book Fair, presented by the Van Alstyne Friends of the Library to raise money for the library’s many programs, is now happening. This year, the Book Fair is at Grayson College ‘s South Campus, which is located (for […]

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Fred Spears Has Made a Life of the Music Business

Fred Spears Has Made a Life of the Music Business

| May 13, 2024 | 1 Reply

First published in the Texoma Farm and Home Magazine, April 2024 issue. Published by the Whitesboro News. Photos by Mary Jane Farmer unless otherwise noted. By Mary Jane Farmer When you sit in a Freddie Lee Spears’ audience, you quickly realize he’s as genuinely classic as the songs he sings. Freddie Lee, or ‘Fred’ as […]

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