The City of Forney’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the introduction of Forney Rec Sports, a city-operated youth baseball and softball program designed to provide young athletes and their families with an exceptional sports experience. The program caters to children aged 3 through 14 and offers a comprehensive range of opportunities, including softball, baseball, and coed tee-ball. With seasons scheduled for both spring and fall, the inaugural season is set to commence in April 2024, and early registration is available starting on December 5th, 2023.
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.
Celebrations frequently involve entertaining guests or heading out for nights on the town to enjoy the company of others. Often food and beverages are part of the fun, and that includes alcoholic beverages, which may flow a little more readily during festive occasions.
Last Thursday, November 7, was Election Day across the State of Texas. For residents of Forney, there were a number of propositions on the ballot, including several at the state level, the local level, and for the Forney Independent School District.
Every year, consumer reports to Better Business Bureau (BBB) focused on travel, vacation, or timeshare scams significantly increase during three times of the year – in March during spring break, in July and August during the latter half of summer break, and in December during the holiday traveling season. These three time periods account for 77% of all travel scam losses reported to BBB by Texas residents over the past five years. In the fourth quarter of 2022, 15,000 reports of travel scams to the FTC resulted in $22.6 million in losses.
Forney ISD Receives ‘A’ Rating for TEA’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for 8th Year
For the eighth year in a row, Forney ISD has received an “A” rating for “Superior Achievement” from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). The rating system measures the quality of school district financial management and reporting systems.
While time-outs may be torturous for young children eager to get up and go, alone time may sound like paradise to busy mothers.
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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has opened applications for the 67th Texas Game Warden and State Park Police Cadet class, aimed at those interested in joining the next generation of elite state law enforcement officers.
2023 Turnaround Season has North Forney Set for First Playoff Appearance Since 2020
Texas quail hunting season opened Oct. 28, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) surveys indicate an increased number of bobwhite and scaled quail in the field thanks to a combination of cooler temperatures and spring rainfall during the start of nesting season.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offices can provide guidance on what cool-season crops and decorative plants will work well for your region. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)
Public gardens, such as The Gardens at Texas A&M, can provide winter planting inspiration. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)
Texas A&M horticulturalist offers garden advice to enter cool season with confidence
Do Your Investments Match Your Goals?
The housing market always has its ups and downs, and home renovations appear to be hitting some record highs in the last few years. With more people staying home to work, relax and play, many homeowners have chosen to renovate rather than move to a new home to obtain their dream house and have it work better for their family. But what about extending those enhancements outside, into the family backyard?
For many of us, November is the month of Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season. It is a time when people gather with family and friends to express gratitude and appreciation for the good things in their lives. Families celebrate Thanksgiving as one of the few days of the year they are blessed to have so many loved ones under the same roof. Those less fortunate may spend Thanksgiving in homeless shelters or the cold. A few may receive a traditional Thanksgiving lunch, but many others will go hungry.