The year was 1957, and I was in first grade, but two of the main neighborhood playmates of mine were two girls who were five years older (Barbara and Sherry) and just beginning to “discover boys.” One had a record player and played one song more than often—“Kisses Sweeter than Wine”—and she has probably forgotten all about it. For some reason, I actually rather liked the way the singer emphasized and intensified those four words. I didn’t pay much attention to the rest of the lyrics at the time.
It’s February, and therefore Black History Month, and so I thought I’d share a bit of Forney’s own Black history, that was told to me by one of our longtime Forney citizens and class of 1968, Mr. Chester Davis, Jr.
The Mesquite Metro Airport has a plane land or take-off about every six minutes. The nearly 86,000 operations in 2020 places the airport 164 out of 520 airports throughout the United States with an air traffic control tower. Those accomplishments were part of a briefing on the airport presented to the Mesquite City Council on Jan. 19.
More than 11,000 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the fall semester 2020 Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.
United States Supreme Court ruling changes sentence of Charles Brownlow in 2013 murders from the death penalty to life in prison without parole.
“I think Jesus, who is the Son of God, and God the Father are in a business together,” says Miquel, 11.
If you’ve been investing for many years and you’ve owned bonds, you’ve seen some pretty big changes on your financial statements. In 2000, the average yield on a 10-year U.S. Treasury security was about 6%; in 2010, it had dropped to slightly over 3%, and for most of 2020, it was less than 1%. That’s an enormous difference, and it may lead you to this question: With yields so low on bonds, why should you even consider them?
In this final installment, we will take a look at the Jackrabbit Annual ads for the downtown area of Forney, Texas, 1961—1962. Will we notice many changes, and does it still seem to be large enough to be an “all-supplying” Community?
Forney ISD Recognizes and Honors the District’s School Counselors During National School Counseling Week, Feb.1-5, 2021
National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 1-5, 2021 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselor and how students are different and how they grow and improve as a result of what school counselors provide for the. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
Countless men and women have joined the United States Armed Services throughout the years, contributing to the freedom and protection of our country. Each sacrificing their time and comforts, and many sacrificing their very lives, these brave individuals have taken time away from their homes and families to ensure the safety and basic liberties of people around the world. For hundreds of years and through numerous conflicts, the United States of America has remained a model of military excellence.
The gambling empire Las Vegas Sands is pressing forward with its ambitious drive to bring casinos to Texas after a series of recent developments, including the death of its CEO, Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson, have called into question how much momentum remains behind the cause.
Each model year vehicles evolve a little further. What once was popular or essential gets updated with something new and a little more innovative. While certain car parts may always be necessary, others may age out or evolve over the years.
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will be performing prescribed burns to address brush and excessive vegetative thatch at the East Fork Water Reuse Project (Wetland) in Kaufman County. The prescribed burns will be conducted over multiple days beginning in December 2020 through February 2021. The timing and conclusion of the prescribed burns will depend on local weather conditions.
Mesquite Firefighters Association and Mesquite Police Association Donate to Mesquite NAACP Mental Health Scholarship
The Mesquite Police Association and the Mesquite Firefighters Association-Local 1518 teamed up to donate $1,000 towards the Mesquite NAACP’s Mental Health Scholarship Fund that offers funding to students in the Mesquite Independent School District who want to pursue a degree towards a mental health profession.
Standing on the side of a mountain on the Eason Ranch, way out in Pecos County, I found myself somehow caught up in a time warp as I glanced across the vastness of distant mountains, just as the morning sun began to light them up. The day before, during the middle of the day after the morning hunt for mule deer, John Eason had given my friends Jeff Rice, Larry Weishuhn and I a tour of some of the ancient campsites that were scattered throughout the ranch. The feeling is difficult for me to describe but I felt almost as though the ‘ancients’ as Mr. Eason refers to inhabitants of his ranch many years ago, were calling out to me through the years. I’m sure my buddies were probably experiencing the same feelings.