The CHS Bass Fishing team participated in the Lake Fork Tournament on October 2, with over 200 boats competing. The team had a great weekend with 3 individual teams placing in the top 25 teams. The team also took 1st place as a team with a combined weight of 22.84lbs!
Forney Education Foundation and Devonshire present the 3rd Annual Antlers and Tutus Fun Run on Saturday, December 11 at Griffin Elementary. All proceeds support the Forney Education Foundation advancing education and learning at Forney ISD.
As deer season approaches, Kaufman County hunters need to be aware of a new requirement. Because of the neurological disease in deer found in this region of Texas called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), hunters who harvest mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, red deer, or other CWD susceptible species within the Trans-Pecos, Panhandle, and South-Central Texas CWD Containment and Surveillance Zones are REQUIRED to bring their animals to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) check station within 48 hours of harvest. There will be two check stations for Hunt/Kaufman/Rockwall/Van Zandt Counties. Dates, times, and locations are listed below.
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A shaft of sunlight breaking through the tree canopy. A flashlight cutting through the darkness. A lightning strike illuminating the rainstorm. Here at FEF we know how dramatic a little illumination can be. That’s why the logo for the Forney Education Foundation is a torch and why our motto is “lighting the way for teaching and learning.” Many times we describe comprehension as a “light bulb moment” as the student’s face literally lights up when they learn something new. Our FISD teachers strive to have as many light bulb moments as possible in their classes--they know that affirmation from their students means that the lessons they are teaching are getting through to their students. And they also know that at the Foundation we’re here to help make those lights go on.
Each year, nearly one in five adults experiences a mental health illness. But fewer than half get treatment. Knowing treatment options—including those available through your health plan—can help you or a loved one.
The Forney Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that “Christmas on Main”, the City’s premier free holiday event, is coming back to Historic Downtown Forney on December 4th. The FREE holiday event will have holiday vendors, food, games, crafts, holiday music and so much more. Downtown Forney will host the event, which begins at noon and will last until 6 p.m. Those wishing to participate in Christmas on Main can now sign up as holiday, informational or food vendors. Applications for all vendors are due by November 19th and are subject for review once submitted. For more information, please visit https://www.forneytx.gov/760/Christmas-on-Main.
On Monday, October 18, local bands gathered to participated in the UIL Region 3 Marching Contest. Originally scheduled for Wednesday the 13th but rescheduled due to weather concerns, the event was held at Mesquite ISD’s Memorial Stadium. This oneday contest is the first stop on the road to each band’s objective for the year: a trip to the UIL State competition in San Antonio. Bands participating in the UIL Region 3 Contest were given a numerical result by judges according to their performances, with a “1” being the top rating possible.
On September 20, the Mesquite City Council passed a resolution to approve terms and conditions with TDI Valleybrooke, LLC, for the construction and development of 235-home lots in a new single-family home subdivision called Valley Brooke. It will be located at 2400 Mesquite Valley Road and 2800 Mesquite Valley Road.
Preservation Texas, the statewide non-profit historic preservation advocacy and education organization, recognized Historic Mesquite, Inc.’s restoration of the outbuildings at Opal Lawrence Historical Park as one of only nine projects to receive the 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award. The award presentation was made at the September 20 Mesquite City Council Meeting.
During the month of October, CISD will be collecting socks for #Socktober – an annual campaign designed to show people that ordinary acts of love can make a big difference. Socks will be donated to CISD students in need. Drop-off at your child’s campus or Administration building.
As deer season approaches, Kaufman County hunters need to be aware of a new requirement. Because of the neurological disease in deer found in this region of Texas called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), hunters who harvest mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, red deer, or other CWD susceptible species within the Trans-Pecos, Panhandle, and South- Central Texas CWD Containment and Surveillance Zones are REQUIRED to bring their animals to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) check station within 48 hours of harvest. There will be two check stations for Hunt/Kaufman/ Rockwall/Van Zandt Counties. Dates, times, and locations are listed below. • A staffed check station is located in Quinlan at 3381 SH 276 West, in the parking lot behind Exxon Gas and More St.
The Forney Economic Development Corporation, Forney Chamber of Commerce, and Workforce Solutions invite all local business to participate in a community job fair. Businesses in all industries are encouraged to attend to connect with potential employees.
The amazing people that grace your life are truly a gift. I have been fortunate in my life to have been blessed by unforgettable teachers and people who have come into my life through school and through Flower Basket. This past week one of my favorite people passed away, and he will always be a bright light in my universe. Franklin Herren was many things to many people, but for me he was an artist and craftsman that loved white carnations and baby’s breath. He appreciated add-ins like birds, butterflies, and sparkly twigs, but he really loved the dynamic of white carnations and baby’s breath in his weekly arrangement. He constructed wooden boxes that were completely made of wood- -even the hinges--and each piece took my breath away! He chose beautiful pieces of wood and combined them to create a dynamic look of natural colors and multiple wood types. I was so fortunate that he made me my own box, which I use every day--it was a perfect place to put my jewelry.
Edward Jones branch associates are honored to support the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Forney as ALZ Champions. Edward Jones is once again a National Presenting sponsor of Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research.