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Mason Martin

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.

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Crandall High Senior Thomas McLaughlin Honored with the Love of the Game 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.

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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

Gov. Greg Abbott says Special Lawmaking Session will Begin on Oct. 9, Likely on School Vouchers

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.

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Common Signs of Mental Health or Substance use Disorders in Young Adults

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.

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Don and Cheryl DeJong

First Presbyterian Church Dedicates Steinway Piano

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.


Forney Messenger

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 936, Forney, TX 75126
Physical Address: 201 W. Broad St., Forney, TX 75126
Phone: 972-564-3121
Fax: 972-552-3599