Abilene Christian University awarded 1,206 degrees May 7, 8 in three ceremonies taking place in Wildcat Stadium. Because the university did not conduct a December 2020 graduation ceremony, May Commencement included both December 2020 and May 2021 graduates.
As a part of its new Clean City Initiative, the Mesquite City Council approved new requirements for its solid waste customers that go into effect October 1, which include trash being secured in trash bags within an approved trash container, specific times on when the trash can be set out for collection, and limits on bulky items. Those customers placing trash out not in compliance with the new rules will be assessed a variety of administrative fees depending on the violation.
In advance of July 4th, the City of Mesquite has announced it will aggressively address the illegal possession or use of fireworks, as well as celebratory gunfire and driving while intoxicated (DWI) through its “Celebrate Safely” campaign. The city has begun its community-wide public education efforts and during the Independence Day weekend will have escalated enforcement with the deployment of police and fire staff into neighborhoods.
The Layden Senior Center (in Forney) will be opening at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, July 6 on the first floor of the Forney City Hall. The Center will remain open Monday through Friday until 2:00 PM and there is parking for seniors in the rear of the City Hall. The address of the Forney City Hall is 101 East Main Street, Forney, TX 75126.
In preparation for the 2021-2022 athletic and cheer season, the varsity, junior varsity (JV), and freshman cheerleading squads from Forney High School attended the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) summer training camp on June 10-13, 2021 at The Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. While at the camp, the FHS cheer teams learned a variety of new cheers and chants and dance material as well as participated in team building activities, perfected stunting techniques and participated in daily evaluations and a final camp competition.
The Juneteenth historic marker is located on Strand Street in Galveston. The marker commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that Union soldiers arrived in Galveston to inform enslaved black Texans that slavery had ended, two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. June 15, 2020. Credit: Pu Ying Huang for The Texas Tribuneis located on Strand Street in Galveston. The marker commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that Union soldiers arrived in Galveston to inform enslaved black Texans that slavery had ended, two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. June 15, 2020. Credit: Pu Ying Huang for The Texas Tribune
Cornyn is not the first Texas lawmaker to take similar steps toward celebrating Juneteenth. On Monday, U.S. Rep.
Lockdowns from the pandemic have led to some unexpected economic consequences, one of which has been a surge in lumber prices. Sawmills shut down at the onset of the pandemic, while Americans across the country – forced to work from home – found the time and energy to remodel, renovate and, in many cases, relocate. The result has been a case study in forest economics. Demand for lumber went up, but supply went down: consequently, costs have skyrocketed over 300%.
Saturday, June 19, brought beautiful, sunny skies, some nice breezes, and just the right weather for a CARWASH to benefit the Forney Layden Senior Center. The official starting time for the “wash” was 10:00 a. m., but volunteers, such as Warren Middle School National Honor Society Members and various other Center staff members and volunteers, were on site already much earlier, busily preparing.
Farmers markets have grown in popularity in recent years. Nowadays, consumers interested in farmers markets can likely find one near their homes whether those homes are in rural communities, the suburbs or bustling cities.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden invites the community to celebrate the nation’s birthday all weekend long from July 2-4, 2021. On July 4, the first 100 guests receive a free American flag as they enter the garden. The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden has many themed activities and events for the children. Food specials include $2 hot dogs and root beer floats at the Terrace Café, and guests are welcome to pack their own picnic.
Local students graduated from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, in Spring 2021. MSU Texas awarded degrees to 653 undergraduate and graduate students. Honor graduates receiving bachelor degrees included 62 summa cum laude, 79 magna cum laude, and 103 cum laude. Honor requirements are a grade point average of 3.9-4.0 for summa cum laude, 3.7-3.89 for magna cum laude, and 3.5-3.69 for cum laude. Additionally, 16 students completed the Redwine Honors Program. Honor graduates are designated in the list below.
Mercer University recently announced the President’s List and Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous GPA standards specific to the college or school within the University.
Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday pointed to Texas Republicans’ push for sweeping new voting restrictions as a key illustration of the need to restore federal oversight of elections.
Enjoying the great outdoors means sharing the environment with nature. Although sharing space with various backyard or neighborhood birds and small animals is acceptable for many people, insects that seem to multiply when the weather warms up are another issue entirely.
After a dismal 2020 when people’s movements were greatly restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel and tourism could increase significantly beginning in the summer of 2021. That’s great news for the businesses and workers who make their living in the tourism industry, and it’s music to the ears of people itching to get out of the house and head off for parts unknown.