Mesquite Celebrates Opening of Newly

Mesquite Celebrates Opening of Newly Reconstructed Town East Blvd

The City of Mesquite and Dallas County officials celebrated the reopening of a reconstructed portion of Town East Blvd. Both organizations participated in upgrading the strength of the pavement of Town East Blvd from Forney Road to Skyline Drive to withstand the high volume of heavy traffic the roadway receives. In response to public input, the roadway was also reduced from six to four lanes with the lanes moved away from the residential area to provide a buffer area that includes a hike and bike trail and new screening wall, which extended the trail system to Westover Park.

Great Gift Experiences

Great Gift Experiences for Foodies

Experiential gifts shift the emphasis from tangible items to building memories through experiences. Various studies have indicated that the memories gained through experiences may surpass the exhilaration and happiness of receiving a material item. What’s more, experiential gifts may be something that people can share together - expanding the possibilities of gift-giving even further.

Marsha and the Fool
Marsha and the Fool

By Dina Moon

Marsha and the Fool

It has been nearly 8 months since my mother passed away. Don’t worry. This won’t be a sad or depressing conversation between us, a couple of virtual best friends. If anything, I plan on bringing a smile to your face today. Sure, it may be laced with regret or fraught with the realization of life’s tendency to cut deeply while flying by at frightening speed. I hope, when we’re finished talking, you’ll call your mom, if you’re fortunate enough to still have one. If not, know that there is safety and comfort in our numbers, we who are motherless, fatherless, or both. Perhaps you will look through old photographs or watch a home movie or two. Maybe you’ll sniff back a few tears and call your adult children to say, “Humor me. I just wanted to hear your voice. Trust me, you should commit mine to memory, too. One day, you’ll be glad I told you to do this.” I am unsure of my big feelings today. Are they so close to the surface of my heart because we have all thrown caution to the wind? As of late, we seem to be screaming powerful F bombs at the viruses and the poxes and the heat. We have taken to the streets again, armed with weapons of loneliness and the need to replenish all the hugs we missed out on for so long. It has been good to see people. Along the way, so many of you have shared a Marsha story with me. They all have things in common, these tall tales of my mother. They are spicy. They are generally hilarious. They are so Marsha. Just last week, I ran into an old friend of my late daughter. We parted with hugs, promises to stay in touch, and one question from her to me. “Remember the time your mom made that sign?” Oh, Lordy. I had forgotten about the sign. Grab a cup of coffee. If you were here, I’d offer you some homemade banana bread. See, there’s no rushing a really good story. And, this is one you don’t want to miss.



I’m warning you beforehand, what I’m about to say is going to seem utterly ridiculous: My mother once told me that I could conquer the world if I ate a decent breakfast. The whole world. All because of breakfast.


Forney Messenger

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 936, Forney, TX 75126
Physical Address: 201 W. Broad St., Forney, TX 75126
Phone: 972-564-3121
Fax: 972-552-3599