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Forney ISD Names Mr. Cary Griffin Media Suite at City Bank Stadium

Forney ISD Names Mr. Cary Griffin Media Suite at City Bank Stadium

Cary Griffin, a community leader, business owner and avid volunteer, took his pursuits to heart as he connected the Forney community through his writing and volunteer work. In 1972, Cary and his wife, Judy, became the owners of the Forney Messenger. With a degree in English from UCLA, Cary spent the next 46 years using the newspaper as a conduit to write and inform readers of the local news. He and Judy were involved in all aspects of the community, which created rich content for meaningful local stories.

Busy as a Bee

Busy as a Bee

The first week of school has been completed, and the busyness of the new school year and the extracurricular activities that are already happening resembles a bee hive in full swing. Just like the bees all have their specific roles in the hive, so do all of the teachers, students, and administrative staff. How appropriate that August 20th is National and International Bee Day (the 3rd Saturday in August) as well as, this year, the 9th day of the school year. The calendar itself always plays a large part in how school learning and activities happen since it is helpful for teachers to facilitate learning among their students based on what the day/date of the calendar is. National Bee Day could be used in biology, horticulture, mathematics, art or music.

Mesquite Approves Construction 235-acre

Mesquite Approves Construction 235-acre Retail and Business Development

The City of Mesquite has approved a 235-acre retail and business development. Located on the north side of IH-20 between Lasater and Lawson Roads, the development will offer approximately 180,000 square feet of retail and ultimately 3.2 million square feet of industrial, business and logistics space. IH 20 IP, LLC, an entity which includes the principles of 42 Real Estate and SLJ Company, anticipates breaking ground in early 2024. Sergio Izquierdo of 42 Real Estate said, “Our team is extremely excited about the opportunity to work in the City of Mesquite. We see such potential for this area as the one premier industrial/business park in Mesquite along IH-20 in Dallas County. There is great potential retail for the growing population.” Scott Rohrman added, “we are very excited about the high-profile location and the growing workforce in this area of Mesquite as a draw for new employers to enter this market. We also are impressed with the number of housing units being built in this area.”

Monarch Butterflies Facing Battle Royal for Survival

The monarch butterfly has been placed on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List as endangered. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)

Monarch Butterflies Facing Battle Royal for Survival

Monarch caterpillar on a milkweed plant. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo courtesy of Aggie Horticulture.)

Monarch Butterflies Facing Battle Royal for Survival

Monarch populations are especially susceptible to significant environmental changes when they are gathered together in large numbers. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

Monarch Butterflies Facing Battle Royal for Survival

By Paul Schattenberg

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