Rigdon Wins Radio Personality of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

For the second consecutive year, Forney resident William “Wil” Rigdon has been named “2016 On Air Personality of the Year - Small Markets" by Texas Regional Radio Music Awards (TRRMA).

A highly popular radio personality, Wil Rigdon is currently in the process of building a radio station in downtown Forney which is scheduled to open in October 2016.


 

Statement by President George W. Bush on the Death of Shimon Peres

"Laura and I join the people of Israel and those around the world in mourning the death of Shimon Peres. As a young man, he worked for his country's independence.

For the rest of his life, he led it with a deep and abiding concern for his people and a commitment to freedom and peace. The Bush family will miss Shimon Peres and his grace, dignity, and optimism."

 
  Local Couple Set to Open Home Goods and Lifestyle Shop in Downtown Forney

Kyle Rouvaldt
City of Forney
Public Information Officer

Residents will soon have a unique shopping destination in Downtown Forney, as Six Eleven Co. will be opening its doors in the coming weeks. Located at 201 E. Broad or more commonly referred to as the Forney Cotton Gin, which also houses several other shops including Doxa and the recently relocated Whimsy.

 
AG Paxton’s Office Assists Travis County Constable in Child Support Roundup

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently announced that 36 parents were arrested in a sweep of child support scofflaws conducted over six days by Travis County Precinct 5 Constable Carlos B. Lopez.

The Child Support Division (CSD) of the attorney general’s office assisted in the roundup, which targeted parents wanted for violating court orders requiring them to pay child support.

Forney Council Approves Franchise Agreement with Atmos Energy

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

Last week the Forney City Council unanimously approved a twenty-five year franchise agreement the Atmos Energy Corporation. Addressing the council, new City Attorney Jon Thatcher said “What you have before you tonight is a non-exclusive franchise agreement with Atmos Energy.

 
  Free Public Electronics Collection Event

Environmental Co-op will host a free public electronics collection event for Kaufman County on Saturday, October 1st from 9:00AM to Noon at 1100 Airport Road in Terrell.

Not limited to Kaufman County residents. All consumer electronics including TVs; monitors; laptops; stereo components; microwaves; car batteries; cell phones and more. We will also collect eye glasses for the Lion’s Club.

 
George W. Bush Comments on the Passing of Arnold Palmer

For all who love the game of golf and love to see it played, there has never been a sight quite like Arnold Palmer walking down the fairway toward the 18th green.

The announcer Vin Scully once said, "In a sport that was high society, Arnold Palmer made it 'High Noon.'" Laura and I are saddened by Arnie's death and send our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and fellow fans. He was a great American whose friendship - and swing thoughts - will be missed.

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 “

 
  NFH Falcons Lose to the Highland Park Scots 66 - 7

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

On Friday night the North Forney Falcons suffered a miserable loss to the Highland Park Scots at City Bank Stadium in Forney.

Simply unable to contain the powerhouse football team, the Falcons managed to score one touchdown however the Scots scored at-will; ending the game with a score of 66- 7.

 
WinCo Foods Opens 9th North Texas Location in Arlington

Employee owned WinCo Foods has announced the opening of its newest employee owned North Texas supermarket, its 9th in the state and its 110th location overall, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at 4620 S. Cooper Street in Arlington, TX.

Known primarily for being the “Supermarket Low Price Leader,” the new WinCo Foods building is approximately 84,000 square feet and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will be staffed by between 180 and 200 full and part-time employees from the surrounding community.

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