Government mandates and coronavirus shutdowns across America led to an economic disaster last year. In the first few months of 2021, we seem to have turned a corner. The economy is growing, and people are back to work thanks to the easing of COVID restrictions in places like Texas.
The Mesquite Police Department has announced that police officer Torrey Rhone has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant, becoming the first African American to achieve this rank in the 68-year history of the department. The department hosted a promotional ceremony on May 14 at the Mesquite Arts Center.
Whether or not to relocate can be a difficult decision. Sometimes such decisions are borne out of necessity when a parent is relocated by his or her company. Other times it is a personal reason to try out a new neighborhood or upgrade to a larger home. Date from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates a stable annual rate of moving hovering at around 12 percent of the population since 2008.
Family mealtime can be challenging for a variety of reasons, including the varying taste buds of moms, dads and their kids.
People have been cooking meals over open flames since the discovery of fire. Even today, when there are so many ways to cook a meal, many still insist there’s nothing better than the taste of food cooked on the grill.
Family meals are about much more than what is served for dinner. Research indicates that spending time together around the table as a family promotes a host of benefits.
*Let me begin by saying that this article and some to follow are not going to be “rah, rah” and “ha, ha” and “na, na” or collections of grins and excitement. They are going to be HISTORY that I think we need to know and remember. But since they are not going to be “sit on the edge of the chair” entertaining, I will not fill the whole FHPL page with them each week until they are finished. I will try to provide a MIXTURE!*
The COVID-19 pandemic may have unsettled many aspects of your life – including your financial situation. Even if your employment and earnings were not directly affected, you might have concerns about whether you’ve been making the right investment moves in such a stressful environment. The pandemic is, hopefully, just a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, but different events can rattle financial markets. And changes in your own life also can affect your plans. To prepare yourself for whatever tomorrow may hold, you may want to get some professional help – but what, really, can you expect from a financial advisor?
The University of Texas at Tyler recently inducted Omar Lugo of Forney into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor
Nearly 1,200 students were named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s Honor Roll at Abilene Christian University. The following local students made the list:
Created in 1968 by the Texas Legislature with help from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, a CON- SORTION was begun to leverage limited teaching resources across three universities—Texas Woman’s University (TWU), the University of North Texas (UNT), and Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMU-C).
Thirteen years. The length of time the Class of 2021--approximately 850 graduates from both high schools-- has been in school before graduating this week. While this seems short to parents and other adults, for these 17 and 18 year olds it is truly their lifetime. These graduates from Forney and North Forney have packed in volumes of learning and experiences in those short 13 years. From learning in the classrooms to participating in extracurricular activities, these young men and women have represented their families and school district very well. Forney Education Foundation has been a part of that in helping the teachers in Forney ISD by funding teacher-requested grants, rewarding Teacher of the Year educators, and serving lunches to the campuses that have the largest contributions during their employee drives.
Sandrine Carolle Kamdoum of Forney, Texas, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Kamdoum was initiated at University of North Alabama.
Mesquite has again earned the highest rating possible for fire protection of a community as determined by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The Texas Department of Insurance, through the State Fire Marshal’s Office, notified the Mesquite Fire Department that the city had a split ISO rating of Class 01/1X. The range is 1 (superior) to 10. Mesquite has had the highest ISO rating since 2006.
“We want to congratulate our Forney Family moving into new positions for next year, and welcome some new leaders to our district,” said Forney ISD Superintendent Dr. Justin Terry. “They each have a heart for doing what’s best for our students, and we are excited they are a part of our Forney Family.”