Project: City of Van Alstyne, Texas

front page of website for city

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new municipal project: CityofVanAlstyne.us. Van Alstyne is a fast-growing city north of Dallas, Texas. Since the previous site was more than four years old, we completely rebuilt the site, working with city staff to reorganize and update all of the content. New and long-time residents and business …

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Tips for Holding Secure and Effective Public Zoom Meetings

person videoconferencing from home

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has emerged as the go-to solution for everything from yoga classes to official local government meetings. In my own sequestered life, in addition to using Zoom to meet with my book club and chat with friends, I’ve had a part in City Council meetings, a town hall by a Senate …

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Historical Research: The McComb Murder

I’m a history nerd, so I’ve done quite a bit of research trying to find out what our building was used for. The earliest account I can find is that both buildings were the Alexander Hotel in 1896. I came upon a murder that happened within a couple of blocks of our location in downtown …

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