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The Positive Effects of Gardening on Mental Health

The Junior Master Gardener Program introduces children to the joys and benefits of gardening. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

The Positive Effects of Gardening on Mental Health

Research shows participating in gardening and other horticultural activities gives people a more positive outlook on life. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

The Positive Effects of Gardening on Mental Health

Master Gardeners are involved in a number of community outreach and education activities related to gardening and horticultural education. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

The Positive Effects of Gardening on Mental Health

Building a community garden often brings together people of different experiences and backgrounds. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

The Positive Effects of Gardening on Mental Health

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.

North Texas Municipal Water District Moves Forward with Independent Review Recommendations

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/.

Run for the Roses

Run for the Roses

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.

North Texas Food Bank Fights Hunger in Kaufman County for 40 Years

North Texas Food Bank Fights Hunger in Kaufman County for 40 Years

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).

Forney City Manager Select New Chief of Police

Forney City Manager Select New Chief of Police

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.

Mothers Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Mothers Come in All Shapes and Sizes

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

Department of Public Safety agents arrested an undocumented migrant last November for trespassing on private property in Kinney County as part of Operation Lone Star. Credit: Verónica G. Cárdenas for The Texas Tribune/ProPublica

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.

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