FHS Highsteppers Selected to Perform in Rose Bowl Parade

Jeffrey Giles, the president and CEO of Dallas-based HTEDance & Spirit Group, Inc. announced today that they have been contracted to select, organize and choreograph a “best-of-the-best” dance team to be featured in the opening ceremonies of Pasadena’s 128th Rose Parade®


 

EDC Director Provides Requested Documents Council Responds with $147,800 in HOT Fund Awards

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

The Forney City Council recently approved $147,800.00 in disbursements from the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) fund, after reviewing the applications and supporting documents supplied them by EDC Director Warren Ketteman.

After discovering that the application vetting process specifically designed and approved by City Council was not used by the EDC Board of Directors to approve this years’ HOT fund awards, EDC Director Warren Ketteman was questioned on why the process was not followed before being instructed

 
    City Council Approves Inter-local Agreement with City of Frisco

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

Last week, Forney Fire Chief Rick Townsend sought council approval to enter into an Inter-local Agreement with the City of Frisco that is necessary for the purchase of breathing apparatus as well as for a maintenance agreement for the equipment.

Addressing the Council, Chief Townsend explained that on July 5, 2016 the council approved the acceptance of a FEMA grant in the amount of $98,550 for the purchase of equipment for our firefighters, mainly breathing apparatus.

 
Council Prohibits Cell Phones during Open Session - Powers Breaks Rule 20 Minutes Later

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

Last week the Forney City Council took a giant step towards projecting a more professional image when they unanimously voted to prohibit the use of electronic devices, specifically cell phones, by council members during all council meetings. 

Although it’s hard to imagine that any elected official would

AG Paxton Announces Arrest of Williamson County Sex Offender

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of Kevin Scott Burke, 38, on Tuesday for five counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

The Office of the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) Cyber Tipline that Burke uploaded images of child pornography. The report prompted CEU investigators to execute a search warrant at Burke’s home in Taylor, where child pornography was found on...

 
    Forney Firefighters Qualify for World Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge

Kyle Rouvaldt
City of Forney
Public Information Officer

Last weekend, the Forney Combat Challenge Team competed in the Sulphur Springs regional qualifier for the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge. On Friday night, the team finished fourth in the team singles event and on Saturday finished second in the team event.

 
Internationally Acclaimed Autumn at the Arboretum Fall Festival Returns with 90,000 Pumpkins Gourds and Squash

More than 90,000 pumpkins are sprouting in the Texas Panhandle this month, on their way to being featured in this year's Autumn at the Arboretum national fall festival, made possible by Alliance Data and Texas Instruments.

Named one of "America's Best Pumpkin Festivals" by Fodor's Travel and "One of the World's 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens" by Architectural Digest, this year's event at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will highlight the "Art of the Pumpkin," September 17 to November 23.

ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER CORSON REFUSES TO COMPLY WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL RULING

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

After years of reporting on corruption within Forney City Hall, it disappoints me greatly to explain that Assistant City Manager Leigh Corson last week outright refused to comply with an Attorney Generals’ Open Records Division ruling which required the release of text messages retrieved from the cell phone of former city manager, Brian Brooks.

In May 2016, The Forney Post published “

 
  Bullying In School Leads to Higher Truancy Rates

With back-to-school season upon us and more than 160,000 children missing school every day in the U.S. out of fear of being bullied, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems.

To identify the states where bullying is most pervasive, WalletHub’s analysts compared 45 states and the District of Columbia across 17 key metrics, ranging from “bullying-incident rate” to “truancy costs for schools” to “percentage of high school students bullied online.”

 
Attorney General Paxton Files Suit to Protect Texans and Physicians from New Obamacare Mandate

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against yet another Obama Administration regulatory overreach that is invading the coffers of Texas, as well as violating the medical judgment and conscience rights of doctors and health care professionals across the country.

Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services implemented a new rule “interpreting” the definition of “sex” within the Affordable Care Act.As the Obama Administration has attempted to do in other instances, this new rule interprets “sex” as a state of mind, not a biological fact. ...

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