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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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Billy Joe Shaver wudn’t born no yesterday

Billy Joe Shaver wudn’t born no yesterday

| August 19, 2022 | Reply

The late great songwriter was born Aug. 16- in the year 1936. Story by Michael Corcoran, used with permission. Subscribe to Corcoran’s stories and his upcoming book by clicking on the links below. Note: I (Mary Jane Farmer) was an ardent BJS fan, loving his hugs as much as his music and his interviews I […]

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Anytime Fitness opening soon

Anytime Fitness opening soon

| March 29, 2022 | Reply

By Mary Jane Farmer for the Van Alstyne News, Scene In Town Van Alstyne’s own Cage Sawyers is opening a gymnasium, the newest in the Anytime Fitness franchise. The local born-and-raised man is a 2017 graduate of Van Alstyne High School and soon will be going to the University of Texas law school, he said. […]

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