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Jason Petty to Perform “Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes” Terrell on October 7, 2021

After a highly successful restart in September for live and in-person performances, the E! Terrell Entertainment Series is bringing Jason Petty to the Jamie Foxx Performing Art Center at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Hailed by critics as one of the best Hank Williams impersonators on the scene today, Petty will showcase his hit show, Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes in E! Terrell’s second performance for its 2021-2022 season of community concerts.

Crandall ISD Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Crandall ISD Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The celebration begins in the middle rather than the start of September because it coincides with national independence days in several Latin American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica celebrate theirs on Sept. 15, followed by Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18 and Belize on Sept. 21.

Representative Keith Bell Nominates Forney Graduate Andrew Gilbert For The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
Representative Keith Bell Nominates Forney Graduate Andrew Gilbert For The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program

Representative Keith Bell Nominates Forney Graduate Andrew Gilbert For The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program

Representative Keith Bell has formally nominated Andrew Gilbert for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). Created in 2009, the TASSP was designed to financially assist post-secondary students by encouraging them to become members of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Merchant Marine, or to become commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the United States.

Don’t Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys
Don’t Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys

Don’t Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys

Ah, late September in Texas. Can you feel it? Finally, we can all walk outside and take a deep breath without fear our lungs will liquify in the stifling heat. It’s time for things to happen. We “basics” can all head to Starbies for a PSL, though you can find me at Latham Bakery sipping a Maple Pecan. We can pull out our flannel shirts and sweat our way to winter. Some of you will look cute with your flannels and your trucker caps and your short boots. I will look as if I’ve misplaced my ox. It’s time to buy all the pumpkins. It’s time to pull out the monogrammed sweatshirts. It’s time to make a run on felt hats. Let’s open the box of “it’s fall y’all” kitchen décor. And, for some of us, it’s time to do our favorite thing. Halloween approacheth. Covid be darned, it looks like we’re having a legitimate spooky season this year! After all, this is Texas. Home of the free. Land of the, er, rather odd.

Thoughts Become Things

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Grants are Open

Grants are Open!

Hear ye! Hear ye! The grant application window has opened for the teachers and staff in Forney-ISD!! What does this mean, you ask? It means that the opportunity for the education professionals in FISD to request a grant that enhances the learning in their classrooms is open and ready to receive the ideas that teachers have discovered through experience in the classroom or attendance at a workshop. Then when the window closes on October 20, the Adopt-A-Grant window opens October 29-November 12 for YOU, the community, to peruse the grants and choose one to fund. Some of the community members choose grants that are at their child’s school and some community members choose grants that fund something they personally know would benefit students due to their own educational needs, e.g. reading help for someone dealing with dyslexia. The Grant Committee then receives the list of the rest of the grants not adopted for their perusal so they can then determine what grants to fund.

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