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I saw him across the crowded restaurant with his elderly parents. They didn’t look like they’d aged a bit. But he did. His face was lean, his skin was wrinkled, he was gaunt. And he still had his trademark sense of humor.

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Family mealtime provides a greater opportunity to select and serve more nutritious and healthful foods. (Texas A&M Healthy South Texas photo by Sam Craft)

Make Family Mealtime a Habit

Family meals can fit into even the busiest of schedules and offer a host of benefits for childen and adults alike, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

You Do Make a Difference

It’s so easy to get into a rut yet difficult to get out. A rut is a regular habit, pattern, or expectation. There is a certain degree of comfort associated with being in a rut. It is consistent, familiar, and safe. We can fall into a rut unintentionally without realizing it.

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Forney High School Student Receives Scholarship from AFJROTC

AFJROTC Cadet Blane Duplissey has been named a J-100 Character-in-Leadership Scholar by the Air Force Junior ROTC. According to the AFJRTOC, “The J-100 identifies stellar high school senior cadets for the character and leadership that is embodied in AFJROTC and affords them the opportunity to compete for an invaluable commission as a United States Air Force or Space Force officer.”

What Can We Learn From Jesus Washing His Disciples’ Feet?

“Before the Passover, Jesus said to Peter, ‘Let me wash your feet,’” says Mary Jane, 8. “Peter replied, ‘I’m not worthy.’” In respectable homes of ancient Judea, slaves or servants washed the feet of guests. People wore sandals as they walked on dirt roads mixed with horse dung and sewage thrown into the street. Indoor plumbing didn’t exist.

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Utility and Culture

This week we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, one of our nation’s most ardent fighters for the value of education. For the week we honor his birthday, we remember his protesting to improve the schooling of his children and his neighbors’ children and that, as a community, we can carry on his legacy on a day-to-day level. The Forney Education Foundation is committed to the same ideals Dr. King reminded us are worth working for, such as the opportunity to achieve a higher standard than what is expected. The Foundation is committed to extending opportunity to Forney ISD students.

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Texas A&M AgriLife employees and volunteers harvest switchgrass at the research plots at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Monte Rouquette)

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Kay O’Neal, a Caddo Nation tribal council member, carries switchgrass during the grass house construction project. (Photo provided by the Texas Historical Commission)

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The grass house at the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. The grass house was constructed using traditional materials and methods. Construction was led by a group of Caddo Nation elders and apprentices. (Photo provided by the Texas Historical Commission)

Rebuilding History: Caddo Nation, Texas A&M AgriLife Connect

Volunteers, researchers and horticulturalists come together to help rebuild traditional grass house after tornado

BBB Tip: Preparing for Situational Scams in 2023

Every year, scammers and con artists capitalize on national, international and local situations to steal consumers’ personal information, time and money. While many scams reported to Better Business Bureau (BBB) are prevalent year-round, such as employment, online purchase or phishing scams, others surface in response to prevailing situations. To help anticipate when scams may leverage issues of public concern, BBB provides the following list of some contextualized scams that occurred in 2022:

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