Category: Van Alstyne News

Welcome Newcomers

Welcome Newcomers

| February 20, 2020 | Reply

First printed in the Van Alstyne Leader, 2.7.20 edition. This month’s  Welcome Newcomers gathering is at 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, at City Hall. And please go to the Facebook “Van Alstyne Newcomers” and give it a like to keep up. Mary Jane Farmer, For the Van Alstyne Leader Van Alstyne newcomers and longtimers met over […]

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New playground equipment

New playground equipment

| February 19, 2020 | Reply

Mary Jane Farmer / Scene In Town / Courtesy photos The city has purchased this playground set for McKinney-Wilson Park, aka East Park, just off of East Jefferson (FM 121) at Ball Park Way. A quick glimpse of the side view gives one the impression of an alien, and a close look at the same […]

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Incumbents the only ones to run for Van Alstyne elections

Incumbents the only ones to run for Van Alstyne elections

| February 14, 2020 | Reply

Mary Jane Farmer, Scene In Town The May city and school board elections will be cancelled for both government agencies, as only incumbents filed for election, or re-election, in this most current time frame. For the Van Alstyne City Council, open seats were Places 1, 2, and 3, currently held by Ryan Neal, Marla Butler […]

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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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