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Celebrating Half a Century

The majority of her life has been spent proudly donning the famous orange and white of Whataburger, and she has no plans to change that now. Whataburger of Mesquite, Inc.’s Employee No. 6, Ms. Connie Claxton, is celebrating 50 years with the company on July 22, 2020.

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The fair, a longstanding tradition for many Texans, is scheduled to run next year from Sept. 24 through Oct. 17 in Dallas’ Fair Park. Photo: Allison V. Smith for The Texas Tribune

State Fair of Texas Canceled for 2020 Because of Coronavirus

The State Fair of Texas, slated for this fall, was canceled last week because of ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, fair organizers said in a public statement.

Saving Bees One Hive at a Time: The Basics of Backyard Beehives

Saving Bees One Hive at a Time: The Basics of Backyard Beehives

Scientists and environmentalists have been warning the public for years that honeybees are disappearing at alarming rates. Scientists were initially uncertain in regard to what was decimating bee populations. Even though no single cause is to blame, data has pointed to pesticide use and the mysterious colony collapse disorder, which is a name given to the dwindling colonies seen around the world. National Geographic

Forney Celebrates Independence Day
Forney Celebrates Independence Day
Forney Celebrates Independence Day
Forney Celebrates Independence Day
Forney Celebrates Independence Day
Forney Celebrates Independence Day
Forney Celebrates Independence Day

Forney Celebrates Independence Day

Last Saturday’s annual City of Forney Independence Day Celebration was a success, considering the unique circumstances. A far cry from the droves of attendees that the City is accustomed to for this event, it is estimated that several thousand citizens still took part in the festivities in one way or another over the course of the evening. Men, women, and children, donning their masks and face coverings, enjoyed musical performances by the Sons of Bocephus and Hill Country. A dozen total food trucks in and outside the Spellman Amphitheater made sure no one left hungry.

Troop 1857 Produces Eagle Scouts Amidst Pandemic

Jared Lytle

Troop 1857 Produces Eagle Scouts Amidst Pandemic

Addison Graf

Troop 1857 Produces Eagle Scouts Amidst Pandemic

Michael Denicola

Troop 1857 Produces Eagle Scouts Amidst Pandemic

Dallas Hoover

Troop 1857 Produces Eagle Scouts Amidst Pandemic

Reef Gillum

Troop 1857 Produces Eagle Scouts Amidst Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a few local scouts have taken advantage of the alone time to work on advancement in scouting. So much so, Troop 1857 of Forney has produced five Eagle Scouts over the past several months, and has a few other scouts who are close to joining these young men in this monumental accomplishment. The newest Eagle Scouts for Troop 1857 are Jared Lytle, Addison Graf, Dallas Hoover, Michael Denicola, and Reef Gillum. These five scouts join several others who have achieved Eagle Scout with Troop 1857. Over the past two years, the troop has seen Duncan Winters, Ethan Isbell, Austin Begin, and Tristin Johnson all received the Eagle ranking. These men are now working on college degrees. Of the most recent Eagle Scouts, both Dallas Hoover and Jared Lytle are two original founding members of Unit 1857, joining the Pack at its launch. These young men advanced together to the Troop, worked to earn their Eagle Scout ranks, and now both will continue their scouting experiences as they join Adventure Crew 1857.

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