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Subtle Moves

Subtle Moves

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.

Texas Comptroller Visits North Texas for Third Stop of Good for Texas Tour: Water Edition

Texas Comptroller Visits North Texas for Third Stop of Good for Texas Tour: Water Edition

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.

Our Lady of Perpetual Technological Failure
Our Lady of Perpetual Technological Failure

Our Lady of Perpetual Technological Failure

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.

City Announces Household and Small Business/Nonprofit Grant Programs
City Announces Household and Small Business/Nonprofit Grant Programs

City Announces Household and Small Business/Nonprofit Grant Programs

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.

Waffling
Waffling
Waffling
Waffling

Waffling

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.

A Free Medical Clinic Opened in Rural East Texas. Thousands Poured in for help.

Ted Mettetal, left, and Doug Curran outside the East Texas Community Clinic’s Athens location. The friends first met in medical school and decided to open a clinic available to anyone, regardless of ability to pay. Credit: Blaine Young/Public Health Watch

A Free Medical Clinic Opened in Rural East Texas. Thousands Poured in for help.

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.

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