A Note about Van Alstyne High School Colors
A note from Nancy K (Crook) Stewart referring to information about
her mother - Viola (Cotten) Crook
"By the way I don't know if you or
many people know that the school colors of Van Alstyne Panthers used to
be purple & white (Leroy Bledsoe is the last known classmate
of that time and he confirms the original school colors). It seems
that when some letter jackets came back one year, they were more blue than
purple and that is when the change to blue & white started happening.
My mother's scrapbook has the purple colors all through it. She was
also a cheerleader."
"This is the remaining portion of the Public School at Van
Alstyne Texas. Built in 1909-1910, it was originally a two-story building with
a basement; as you can see the upper story was removed at some point in
the past and it is now single-story. It is full of junk and is falling
apart. The roof has holes in it and daylight can be seen throughout the
building. Newer school buildings on the block surround this building."
"The gymnasium sits next to the Public School building (left photo).
It was built in 1909-1910 at the same time as the school building and is
still being used. It is being well-cared for. A big problem for builders
and owners of large buildings over the years has been the fact that the
state of roofing hasn't progressed very far or very fast in the past century.
Van Alstyne has solved the roof maintenance problem with this metal roof,
which will last for many years with just a minimum of maintenance." - Stephen
Taylor, May 19, 2006
Alstyne Basket Ball team
Alstyne school body
1924 Freshmen & Seniors
1938 Class Favorites
T. Washington Elementary & Junior High Schools
unidentified photos of Van Alstyne Classes- help identify the years
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