On September 20, the Mesquite City Council passed a resolution to approve terms and conditions with TDI Valleybrooke, LLC, for the construction and development of 235-home lots in a new single-family home subdivision called Valley Brooke. It will be located at 2400 Mesquite Valley Road and 2800 Mesquite Valley Road.
Preservation Texas, the statewide non-profit historic preservation advocacy and education organization, recognized Historic Mesquite, Inc.’s restoration of the outbuildings at Opal Lawrence Historical Park as one of only nine projects to receive the 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award. The award presentation was made at the September 20 Mesquite City Council Meeting.
During the month of October, CISD will be collecting socks for #Socktober – an annual campaign designed to show people that ordinary acts of love can make a big difference. Socks will be donated to CISD students in need. Drop-off at your child’s campus or Administration building.
As deer season approaches, Kaufman County hunters need to be aware of a new requirement. Because of the neurological disease in deer found in this region of Texas called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), hunters who harvest mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, red deer, or other CWD susceptible species within the Trans-Pecos, Panhandle, and South- Central Texas CWD Containment and Surveillance Zones are REQUIRED to bring their animals to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) check station within 48 hours of harvest. There will be two check stations for Hunt/Kaufman/ Rockwall/Van Zandt Counties. Dates, times, and locations are listed below. • A staffed check station is located in Quinlan at 3381 SH 276 West, in the parking lot behind Exxon Gas and More St.
The Forney Economic Development Corporation, Forney Chamber of Commerce, and Workforce Solutions invite all local business to participate in a community job fair. Businesses in all industries are encouraged to attend to connect with potential employees.
The amazing people that grace your life are truly a gift. I have been fortunate in my life to have been blessed by unforgettable teachers and people who have come into my life through school and through Flower Basket. This past week one of my favorite people passed away, and he will always be a bright light in my universe. Franklin Herren was many things to many people, but for me he was an artist and craftsman that loved white carnations and baby’s breath. He appreciated add-ins like birds, butterflies, and sparkly twigs, but he really loved the dynamic of white carnations and baby’s breath in his weekly arrangement. He constructed wooden boxes that were completely made of wood- -even the hinges--and each piece took my breath away! He chose beautiful pieces of wood and combined them to create a dynamic look of natural colors and multiple wood types. I was so fortunate that he made me my own box, which I use every day--it was a perfect place to put my jewelry.
Edward Jones branch associates are honored to support the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Forney as ALZ Champions. Edward Jones is once again a National Presenting sponsor of Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research.
I remember my first couple years guiding for elk and bear in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I was all about having everything on my back that could possibly be needed for the hunt. I bought one of those gigantic guide backpacks and stuffed it full of everything I ‘thought’ I might need and, looking back, a lot of things that I would never have needed. After a season of lugging all that weight around, I decided to go light and eliminate everything but the bare essentials. I purchased a very light pack and stocked it with items that would be needed for a day hunt in the mountains or…. A hunt here in Texas.
The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved the fiscal year 2021-2022 budget, which keeps the City property tax rate the same as last year. The budget adds public safety, streets and cybersecurity resources to the City’s operations and maintenance of the community. State law requires that Mesquite voters approve this year’s tax rate which exceeds the 3.5% voter-approval tax rate.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday issued another executive order cracking down on COVID-19 vaccine mandates — this time banning any entity in Texas, including private businesses, from requiring vaccinations for employees or customers.
“God created babies to entertain people,” says Jacob, age unknown. “They entertain by looking cute and talking baby talk. For some reason, people find it entertaining. Personally, I think it is silly.”
THE SOURCE OF LIFE
Dear Aunt B,
Two o’clock is my favorite appointment time. It’s after lunch, but before The Waltons comes on. Fridays are best. I like the slower pace of Saturdays, too, but sometimes you have to wait for what seems like hours just to get someone to come to the door. There are questions, so many questions. I know the drill now. The required form is on the tablet. Take your own temperature. Adjust your mask. I’m always so nervous. The tears are right under the surface, simmering and prickling against my eyelashes. I’m inviting you to come with me this time. We’re here, in the lobby of the longterm care facility, to see my mom. I think I’m ready to say these words out loud. She has Alzheimer’s.
It has been almost two years since my dad died and left my “special” brother Shawn in the care of my brothers Ron, Jeff and myself. It came as a shock that dad left guardianship with Ron since he is an Electrical Contractor that does a lot of work in the Caribbean in places like St Kits, Martinique, Antigua, St Martin as well as in other states. He just finished a job in North Carolina.