Category: Van Alstyne News

Van Alstyne Feed & Hardware now under construction

Van Alstyne Feed & Hardware now under construction

| January 17, 2020 | Reply

By Mary Jane Farmer — This is the full-length article, the shortened-for-space-available version is in the January 17 issue of the Van Alstyne Leader. It’s a family project. Gerald and Jahron Strother, their daughter, Amanda, and her husband Gerald Rutledge are opening the True Value Feed & Hardware Store. Gerald Rutledge said that, after retirement, […]

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Strike, Shake.Scrape to make music.

Strike, Shake.Scrape to make music.

| July 19, 2019 | Reply

Mary Jane Farmer, originally written for the Van Alstyne Leader, but not published. Feel free to download any photos. The Van Alstyne Public Library continued Monday (July 8) with its series of summer programs designed to keep young minds active while not in school. Dallas musician Mark Shelton presented numerous styles of percussion instruments. Called […]

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City to purchase properties

City to purchase properties

| May 20, 2019 | Reply

Story and photo by Mary Jane Farmer Van Alstyne Mayor Steve Riley opened the first of several meetings Tuesday night (May 14, 2019) with the City Council, acting as the Zoning Board of Adjustments, voting on a request for variance. A resident asked to allow for a residential back yard to be less than five […]

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Casey Baker at Music in the Park

Casey Baker at Music in the Park

| May 20, 2019 | Reply

Story by Mary Jane Farmer, Courtesy photo UPDATE: If it rains, the concert will move indoors to The Roost, on South Main across from the government building.. Tuesday night brings the second of the 2019 Music in the Park series to Dorothy Fielder Park in downtown Van Alstyne, presenting Denison songwriter and singer Casey Baker […]

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Austin Michael Robinson recording

Austin Michael Robinson recording

| May 11, 2019 | Reply

Story and photos by Mary Jane Farmer — and stay tuned for an update when it’s OK to let everyone know what else is going on! Austin Michael Robinson has not been idle since his time on TV’s American Idol ended. In fact, the Van Alstyne teenager and his family have been quite busy on […]

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