Subtle moves give rise to big outcomes when education is involved. Sometimes it’s realizing which students’ personalities work together the best, and the teacher then puts them on the same project. Sometimes it’s asking a few quick questions to begin the class that get the mind working. Sometimes it’s a few yoga stretches and mindfulness exercises that make for better concentration on difficult concepts.
The Mesquite Fire Department responded to a multiple alarm structure fire at 2:34 a.m. the morning of September 30 at the Tradewind Apartments, 2120 Tradewind Drive, with a total of 13 fire units, 35 firefighters, and two chief officers. Mesquite was assisted by Dallas Fire Rescue with four fire units and one chief officer responding.
SNHU Announces Summer 2022 President’s List
On Tuesday September 27th Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar visited the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) on the North Texas stop of his Good for Texas Tour: Water Edition. The NTMWD is overseeing the construction of Bois d’Arc Lake in northeast Texas, the first major Texas reservoir to be built in 30 years. This surface water project is being built to meet a population expected to nearly double in the NTMWD region by 2050.
More than 100 Baylor University students have been named to the Summer 2022 Dean’s Academic Honor List, which recognizes Baylor undergraduates for their outstanding academic work during each semester.
Cassidy Hill of Forney, a senior defender on the Angelo State University Rambelles soccer team, has been named the Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week for Week 4 of the season ending Sept. 18.
WHAT? Crappie for Christmas presents? Well, maybe. But if you are a crappie angler, you can find them ‘lighting up’ your sonar around isolated submerged trees.
Aristotle once said the essence of life is “to serve others and do good.”
He sees me in a sea of people. He withdraws his gaze immediately, but it is too late. I notice. He’s gotten a haircut since the last time I saw him. The soul patch goatee is gone, replaced by a, if I must say so, feeble attempt at a handlebar mustache. Someone needs to buy the boy some mustache wax. His dark hair is unkempt, longer and ragged at the ends. I wonder if this is the style of the young, or if he is simply a study in contrasts: a nod toward hipster with the absence of any commitment to sustain the effect. I wait for an eternity. People arrive. People leave. I am closer to him now. I wonder if he knows. I watch his Adam’s Apple bob as he wipes the sweat from his brow and contemplates his next move. I see what is about to happen, even before he speaks. His lips move. I hear my name, followed by the number I pulled. He gulps air as he looks up and sees me, really sees me. I know he knows. His fear is palpable. His name is Alfred. He works at the Apple store. He silently curses that I have, again, developed an unsolvable technical issue with my phone. He cannot believe I continue to ask for him.
It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the Summer 2022 Dean’s List. The summer terms run from May to August.
What Should Alzheimer’s Caregivers Know?
Monday October 3rd the City of Forney announced two grant programs using State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to provide vital aid to the economic recovery of small businesses, nonprofits, and impacted households. The American Rescue Plan of 2021 distributed a $6.7 million SLFRF award to the City of Forney to support its response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency. A portion of this award will fund both the Forney Small Business and Nonprofit Grant Program and the Forney Household Grant Program.
Two Downtown Mesquite nominees have been named finalists in the Texas Downtown President’s Awards program. Mesquite BBQ is a finalist for Best Downtown Business and Front Street Station is in the running for the Best Economic Game Changer award.
Waffle House. Midnight. I was on the road. I pulled in for supper because everything else was closed and the coonhound in my passenger seat was hungry.
Retirement didn’t suit the doctors, anyway. They relished the joys and pace of small-town medicine: delivering a baby in the morning, stitching up a wound in the afternoon, making a house call after work.