Author Archive: Mary Jane Farmer

In the music production business, including event production, booking, photography, reporting, and other such essentials, since 1980.

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Christmas time is coming, and the city is getting itself ready1

Christmas time is coming, and the city is getting itself ready1

| November 3, 2022 | Reply

Story and photos by Mary Jane Farmer for The Van Alstyne News, Scene In Town Van Alstyne is Christmas Town Christmas is around the corner. It’s only 4+ weeks until Dec. 3, when the city will be lighting up its newest Christmas tree, accompanied by festivities in celebration of the season. This week, the Van […]

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Indictments and Arrest as of Oct. 31

Indictments and Arrest as of Oct. 31

| October 31, 2022 | Reply

NOTE: An indictment is a formal charge and not an indication of guilt. The Van Alstyne News does not include suspects’ names until or unless they are indicted By Mary Jane Farmer for the Van Alstyne News Indictments The Grayson County Grand Jury recently indicted two area people, one from Van Alstyne and the other […]

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Police Blotter Oct. 1-21, 2022

Police Blotter Oct. 1-21, 2022

| October 21, 2022 | Reply

By Mary Jane Farmer for the Van Alstyne News, Scene in Town. NOTE:  Names are not included until/unless a suspect is indicted. Since October’s onset, Van Alstyne Police have jailed numerous people, including people from Sherman, Savoy, and Mesquite jailed on felony charges. October 17 — Police Lt. Steven Hayslip reported that police a vehicle […]

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Two Men Arrested for 2019 Murder of Howe Man

Two Men Arrested for 2019 Murder of Howe Man

| October 17, 2022 | Reply

By Mary Jane Farmer with help from a press release from Grayson County District Attorney’s Office. Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith held a press conference early Monday morning to announce that two Denton County men are in the Grayson County Jail for their roles in the 2019 murder of Howe’s Cory Lee Wain Petty, […]

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One Indictment and Police Arrests for August

One Indictment and Police Arrests for August

| September 13, 2022 | Reply

By Mary Jane Farmer, Scene In Town, for the Van Alstyne News Note:  Names are not used until or unless a suspect is indicted for the offense. Indictment On Aug. 31, the Grayson County Grand Jury indicted Van Alstyne resident Scott Nelson Bass on a charge of accident involving serious bodily injury. The vehicle crash […]

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