Based Upon a True Story
Don McIlhenny and Dick Groat
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.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, the ultimate authority on Texas high school and college football, has joined forces with BODYARMOR this fall to shine a spotlight on the passion and dedication of student-athletes across the Lone Star State. This collaborative effort seeks to recognize and celebrate the outstanding leadership displayed by young athletes who give their all on the field, setting an exceptional example for their teammates. The Love of the Game Award, presented by BODYARMOR, is a testament to the commitment and spirit of these remarkable individuals, and it includes a generous $1,000 scholarship to support their future education endeavors. This award is given to only 10 athletes across the state.
Gov. Greg Abbott speaks about the recent 88th Legislative Session to an audience at the Texas Public Policy Foundation offices in Austin, on June 2, 2023. Abbott ended the event by promising to call a special session for school choice, after the current special session for property tax resolves. Credit: Evan L’Roy/The Texas Tribune
The session comes as a rift between the Texas House and the Senate grew following Attorney General Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial, raising questions about the chambers’ ability to compromise on education issues.
Secretary Nelson Reminds Voters About Important Dates for the November 7 Constitutional Amendment Election
Sets December 9 as Uniform Runoff Date
I Almost “Teared Up!”
Far too often in our country, young children take their lives because of bullying. According to an April 2023 post by the website What To Become:
Regular readers of this column will attest to the fact that my summer has been defined by two words: home improvement.
While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family—including your pets—safe.
Young adulthood is a period of incredible transition marked by personal growth and a newfound sense of independence. Many young adults confront that transition while simultaneously dealing with a mental health issue or substance abuse disorder. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 had a higher prevalence of serious mental illness when compared to adults between the ages of 26 and 49 and adults age 50 and older.
On a hot Thursday evening in late August, a crowd gathered in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Forney for a free community piano concert. The people who endured the heat wave were rewarded with refreshments and wonderful melodies. It was a memorable evening, thanks to a commanding performance by famed jazz pianist and Steinway artist Donald Ryan.
Even Adults Are Complaining!