For the last 70+ years, the Forney Chamber of Commerce has been a mainstay in our town’s growing business community, and today the significance of this organization is no less impactful. The Chamber’s website states that its mission is “to bring together businesses, organizations, and residents to collaborate, innovate, and make Forney an exceptional place to live, work, and visit.” With the current fastpaced growth of the City of Forney, the Chamber has a unique opportunity to welcome an amazing number of local businesses to the economic landscape of the area.
The City of Forney is pleased to introduce Andrew Rowland as the Director of Information Technology. With over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology field, Mr. Rowland has a wealth of experience in both public and private sector organizations.
This week we congratulate David Tibbals as the second of 4 photographers from Forney winning awards at the State Fair of Texas Creative Arts Photography Competition. David moved to Forney in 2017 making him newest resident to win the award.
Less than a week remains until a much-anticipated annular solar eclipse graces Texas skies. On Saturday, October 14, an annular eclipse will pass over the state from Midland/Odessa to Corpus Christi, with 17 Texas State Parks along its path of greatest eclipse visibility. Visitors planning to visit state parks along the path are highly encouraged to reserve a day pass in advance since they will likely reach capacity.
What Do You KNOW?
Forney student makes Honor Roll at Oregon State University
Wholesale water and wastewater rates to be adjusted and solid waste rates unchanged
Eric Brenner, assistant director for the Center for Coffee Research and Education at Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture and Development at a coffee farm in Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Sam Craft)
Choosing the right coffee bean variety and brewing method can elevate the coffee experience. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)
Experimenting with beans, brew methods and recipe is a good way to find your personal favorite cup of coffee. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)
Coffee shops are convenient but can also be expensive. The more you know about coffee and how to make it, the more inspired you may be to try brewing your favorite roast into a perfect cup of joe, espresso, cold brew, cappuccino or latte.
The yearly calendar tells us (or at the very least gives us clues) as to what we should dwell on - a.k.a. think about at any given time.
1940s and ’50s CRANDALL
Students at Crandall High School earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students’ hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.
Long Ago–A While Back–Recently!
Doctors thought Mason Martin would never make it out of the hospital alive. It was almost a foregone conclusion. A kid like that, with injuries like that. It was only a matter of time.
Someone said, “The best camera you can have is that one you have with you”. That is certainly true of Mary Nichols. When she took her award wining photo, the only camera at hand was her cell phone. Mary has been a Forney resident since 1983, and this is her first State Fair Photography award.