Category: Van Alstyne News

Fatalities Decline in State Highway Construction Areas

Fatalities Decline in State Highway Construction Areas

| April 8, 2019 | Reply

NOTE: I’m posting this press release from TxDOT because of all the construction workers we have in the downtown area right now.  TxDOT Promotes Safe Driving in Conjunction with National Work Zone Awareness Week– AUSTIN — In spite of a decrease in work zone crashes in Texas last year, 161 people still lost their lives and another […]

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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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