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True Value Hardware Store opens

True Value Hardware Store opens

| June 2, 2020 | Reply

Story and all photos by Mary Jane Farmer, Scene In Town After many months of tirelessly making the property compliant with city ordinances, of choosing which hardware provider would be used, and building a new building on the two acres the family owns, the Van Alstyne True Value Hardware Store opened its doors Monday. And […]

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J.D. Shelburne honored

J.D. Shelburne honored

| May 1, 2020 | Reply

Press release from 2911 Media, Courtesy photo NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music singer/songwriter J.D. Shelburne has been named by Texas Roadhouse as May’s ‘Artist of the Month’ nationwide. His latest single, “Straight From Kentucky,” which he wrote with Phil O’Donnell and Tyler Booth, will be featured in all 587 locations, seen by over 20,000 guests at each store every month. […]

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Don McClean offers guitar tips

Don McClean offers guitar tips

| April 24, 2020 | Reply

Press release from Jeremy Westby promotions Nashville, Tenn – Songwriter Hall of Fame member and BBC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Don McLean continues to be creative, even in times of quarantine. McLean, always wanting to help others, took to his iPhone and made a very special video showcasing unique tips and techniques on playing the […]

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Welcome Newcomers

Welcome Newcomers

| February 20, 2020 | Reply

First printed in the Van Alstyne Leader, 2.7.20 edition. This month’s  Welcome Newcomers gathering is at 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, at City Hall. And please go to the Facebook “Van Alstyne Newcomers” and give it a like to keep up. Mary Jane Farmer, For the Van Alstyne Leader Van Alstyne newcomers and longtimers met over […]

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New playground equipment

New playground equipment

| February 19, 2020 | Reply

Mary Jane Farmer / Scene In Town / Courtesy photos The city has purchased this playground set for McKinney-Wilson Park, aka East Park, just off of East Jefferson (FM 121) at Ball Park Way. A quick glimpse of the side view gives one the impression of an alien, and a close look at the same […]

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