Retail holidays now dot the consumer landscape throughout much of the year. That shift has made a day like Black Friday somewhat less unique than it was in years past. However, Black Friday remains the unofficial kickoff to the holiday shopping season, and it’s still a major day for retailers big and small.
I have known of Mr. Ed (Eddie) Whittemore for many, many years, going back to when I was a little league baseball player, who watched the Forney High School Baseball Team play on the Legion Field. One of my favorites to watch was the guy they called, “EDDIE” or “WHITTEMORE.”
Establishing and properly maintaining fruit trees can provide an incredible amount of fresh fruit. AgriLife Extension has resources that can direct you to the best varieties for your specific location. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Tamara Garza)
Getting a peach tree from planted to producing takes years, but following AgriLife Extension recommendations can speed the process and help avoid setbacks and losses.
A young pecan tree planted at The Gardens at Texas A&M University. Note the weedfree zone maintained around younger trees to reduce competition for resources. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)
Expert provides transplant tips to establish fruit trees and push them to production
The Forney “FIGHT SONG” was also printed in the 1964 Jackrabbit Annual. It was supposed to be sung to the tune of “Hey, Look Me Over.”
Questions concerning the exact wording of the FHS SCHOOL SONG and its origination have again arisen. So, “Here We Go!”—again. The Forney Band Director for 5 or so years in the mid-‘60s was a very talented man by the name of JOHN G. MILNOR, and he agreed to write the words and music for the song, “Forever Forney High,” which we now play before the beginning of each Varsity Football Game and many times again at the end. And nearly every year, someone asks me the words of the original song, and then that person sometimes believes me but other times says words like the following, “Nah, that ain’t right…..we always sung it this way!”
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Three new partner businesses and a number of additional student-operated edutainment concepts are slated to open to the community this spring at The Opportunity Central. The OC partially opened to accommodate students and some retail in August. Now, phase two of construction is set to be complete for the grand opening in February with an array of retail shops, service providers and eateries open to the public.
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Families who have suffered a close family loss or major hardship, and are needing assistance with Christmas gifts for their children, and who live within the Forney Independent School District boundaries, are invited to attend one of two (2) signups.
Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX) has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee, filling the vacancy left by Speaker Mike Johnson.
In the 80s, I had the belt. Maybe you did, too. You know the belt, right? Light brown filigree leather overlayed onto a darker brown leather, snaps on one end to attach either a purchased or won buckle, I can only be describing a western belt. Having done nothing to earn a buckle, mine was store bought. In the world of western buckles, there was but one feminine version, the barrel racer. I had not, then, nor have I since, ridden a horse with the goal of rounding barrels in a timely fashion. In fact, I mostly rode my neighbor’s mule, but that’s a topic for a day when laughter is called for. Back to belts. The pinnacle of western belt design rested in the posterior view. Is a western belt even a western belt without your name on the back of it? Mine didn’t say Dina, if we’re basing it on how life has gone for me over the past 5-plus decades. Mine said something far more ominous. Sucker.
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After just a three to four month break from avian influenza, the poultry industry is reeling again from another outbreak that has swept across the U.S., but this one isn’t expected to disrupt holiday turkey prices as much as last year.
Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that affects millions of people across the globe. In the United States alone, more than 37 million people have diabetes, with approximately 90 to 95 percent of those individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.