Category: Van Alstyne News

Howe PD investigates skimmers placed on local gas pumps

Howe PD investigates skimmers placed on local gas pumps

| February 2, 2019 | Reply

    By Mary Jane Farmer Skimmers found — Howe Police Chief Carl Hudman reported that, on January 24, police were called to a convenience store/gas station on U.S. 75 service road in reference to skimming devices having been found on three of its gas pumps. Skimming devices are defined online as “used by criminals […]

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Learning by Doing: Hobby Ideas for Young People

Learning by Doing: Hobby Ideas for Young People

| December 21, 2018 | Reply

Story by Julie Morris, Photos by Mary Jane Farmer Hobbies can help children in many ways. There are educational—mentally and physically—beneficial activities that build self-confidence and help kids establish a sense of identity. Parents have a unique opportunity to steer a child’s interests in healthy and constructive ways by helping them find a hobby they […]

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TxDOT to revamp U.S. 75 exit ramps

TxDOT to revamp U.S. 75 exit ramps

| December 6, 2018 | Reply

Mary Jane Farmer, Scene In Town For the next several months, drivers going north on U.S. 75, to Sherman, should plan for the possibilities of delays, because TxDOT is beginning work on a project they call ‘ramp reversals.’ Texas Department of Transportation officials announced Thursday that work begins this week on ramp reversals on U.S. […]

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Van Alstyne Is Christmas Town

Van Alstyne Is Christmas Town

| December 3, 2018 | Reply

Story and photo by Mary Jane Farmer, Scene In Town It’s that time of the year again — the time to celebrate the Christmas season with family and friends, time to listen to bells jingling and carolers singing, and feel that tingling when Christmas tree lights are turned on for the first time. A group […]

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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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