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Tour of Homes scheduled for Dec. 9

Tour of Homes scheduled for Dec. 9

| December 1, 2018 | Reply

Story by Mary Jane Farmer, courtesy photos Van Alstyne was established in 1872, for settlers to be near the railroad stop of the Houston and Texas Central Railway. Eighteen years later, Van Alstyne became incorporated. And it was in 1890-ish that the first of three historic Van Alstyne homes in this year’s Van Alstyne Friends of […]

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Aaron Watson’s “An Aaron Watson Family Christmas” CD Review

Aaron Watson’s “An Aaron Watson Family Christmas” CD Review

| November 21, 2018 | Reply

First printed in Paris Life Magazine, December 2018 issue. Aaron Watson “An Aaron Watson Family Christmas,” Big Label Records Anyone listening to Aaron Watson and his wife, Kimberly, belting out “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” might get a mental memory of Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban when they first introduced that song 69 years ago. Or maybe […]

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USA TV adding REAL COUNTRY USA to its weekly line-up

USA TV adding REAL COUNTRY USA to its weekly line-up

| November 9, 2018 | Reply

12.1/18 UPDATE: The finale (8th episode) will include Copper Chief (Texas), Kylie Frey (Texas), Jaida Dreyer (Tenn), and Larry Fleet (Tenn) Texas’ Copper Chief took the first night of Real Country by storm. Travis Tritt added them to the contest, and he said about them being from Texas “Where all this dirt road country stuff is […]

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Stephenville becomes “Music Friendly Community”

Stephenville becomes “Music Friendly Community”

| November 7, 2018 | Reply

Story by Mary Jane Farmer, courtesy graphic The Texas Music Office, a division of the Governor’s Office, will designate Stephenville as a Music Friendly Community at a public ceremony and reception being held Tuesday, November 13, at 6-8 p.m. This is being held at the Twisted J Live venue, including its backyard area. Stephenville’s city […]

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Dustin Perkins’ first-ever Family Jamm

Dustin Perkins’ first-ever Family Jamm

| November 2, 2018 | Reply

First printed in the 11/2/18 issue of Paris News (TheParisNews.com) Mary Jane Farmer, MaryJane@SceneInTown.com The first weekend in November will be filled with music in Bells. The Bells on Broadway Stage welcomes home native son Dustin Perkins. Perkins, along with his original band friends from the region, are providing a musical buffet that is family-friendly and […]

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