Local citizens came out to the polls last Saturday, May 7, to wrap up the Joint Election for the City of Forney and Forney Independent School District.
Distracted driving is a leading contributor to crash deaths on our roads. It’s also preventable.
Kristal Burke 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. Burke was initiated at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists have tested a technology to make temporary genetic modifications in mosquitoes. The modifications self-delete over time.
The Junior Master Gardener Program introduces children to the joys and benefits of gardening. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)
Research shows participating in gardening and other horticultural activities gives people a more positive outlook on life. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)
Master Gardeners are involved in a number of community outreach and education activities related to gardening and horticultural education. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)
Getting outdoors and gardening can do more than just provide some physical activity and produce food for the table; it can be beneficial to the mind as well.
At their Regular Meeting held April 28, 2022, the Board of Directors for the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) approved the adoption of three resolutions regarding recommendations from a third-party financial management analysis of the District’s Regional Water System. A recording of the meeting can be viewed at www.ntmwd. com/board-of-directors/ board-meetings/.
May 7, 2022 was the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby, the “fastest two minutes in horse racing.” This year the winner was Rich Strike, a horse with the second-longest odds-to-win in Derby history. There is always excitement when we can watch a Cinderella story unfold and this race was no exception.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents children’s summer camps that spark imagination in STEM and nature from June 6 to August 5, 2022. Designed for students entering first through sixth grades in fall 2022, all camps run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3p.m.
Forty years ago, four women pledged to fight hunger in North Texas. These visionary leaders – Jo Curtis, Kathryn Hall, Lorraine Griffin Kircher, and Liz Minyard – began collecting and distributing donations of surplus food and grocery products through a network of charitable organizations across 13 North Texas counties. In doing so, they created The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB).
After national recruitment and a thorough interview process, the City of Forney is excited to announce the hiring of Carrie White as the next Chief of Police for the Forney Police Department. Chief White will be leaving her position as Assistant Chief of Police for the North Richland Hills Police Department and is expected to join the Forney Police Department in June.
After an increasing number of concerns raised by residents living near short term rental properties, the Mesquite City Council passed a series of measures to address concerns with parking, noise, commercial events and disorderly conduct at these properties.
The Layden Senior Citizens Center of Forney welcomes you at 101 Main Street in City Hall, open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you want to provide educational opportunities for your children or grandchildren, you may want to consider investing in a 529 plan. In recent years, this plan has gotten more flexible, and potentially more powerful, than ever.
Mother’s Day is traditionally celebrated on the second Sunday in May since it became an official national holiday in 1914. The example our mothers give us on how to be caring, giving adults is truly invaluable. They show us that being present and active in children’s lives creates better humans. And in that same way, teachers often become surrogate mothers (and dads) for their students since teachers are with them anywhere from 7-9 hours a day. No single event demonstrated better how competent and caring the teachers in Forney ISD were than the Spring of 2020 when schools had to close due to COVID protocols. And did they rise to the occasion! Helping parents become classroom competent and still teaching--going straight from in classroom to virtual teaching in basically a week. And the support staff stepped up to keep the students fed by creating daily availability of breakfast and lunch.
Gov. Greg Abbott Redirects $500 Million From Other Agencies to Fund Border Security Mission Through End of Fiscal Year
Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he is moving another $500 million to fund Operation Lone Star, his border security initiative at the Texas-Mexico border. The move comes three weeks after state military officials said the multibillion-dollar operation was in need of an infusion of cash to keep it afloat through the end of the fiscal year.