Forney City Council Honors Retiring Police Chief

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

On Tuesday evening the Forney City Council recognized longtime Forney Chief of Police, Rick Barnes, with an official proclamation in honor of his many years of service to the citizens of Forney.

Just before the meeting got underway, Forney Mayor Rick Wilson read a proclamation that recognized Chief Barnes for his thirty-seven years of service to the City of Forney before officially proclaiming October 31, 2016 to be “Rick Barnes Day” throughout Forney.


Lone Star CASA Announces Eighth Annual 5K and Fun Run

Every child needs a hero, but abused and neglected children need SUPER HEROES! You can be a part of providing a SuperHero for abused or neglected children in Rockwall and Kaufman County by supporting the 2016 Lone Star CASA Annual 5K and Fun Run.

Lone Star CASA is excited to announce its eighth annual 5k event on Saturday, November 5, in Rockwall.

Forney EDC Announces Free Customer Service Training Workshop

The Forney Economic Development Corporation will host a free customer service training workshop for all Forney businesses on Thursday, October 27 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Best Western Christopher Inn (752 Pinson Rd.).

Bob Phillips, a longtime hospitality industry executive and customer service expert will present an interactive program to help local businesses grow in both their internal and external customer service skills.

City Council Rejects Developer Request to Circumvent Competitive Bid Process

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

On Tuesday night the members of the Forney City Council voted unanimously to deny a request to change the Fox Hollow Amended and Restated Public Improvement District Development and Financing Agreement between the City and Bleriot Forney #1, Ltd.

Huffhines Art Trails Crafts a Unique Niche in Richardson for 40 Years

In the colorful fabric that makes up North Texas’ arts scene, Huffhines Art Trails is the handmade, hand-dyed thread, quietly keeping America’s rich heritage of crafting alive in Richardson since 1976. 

Still nestled among the trees of Huffhines Park, the two-day festival, to be held Oct. 22-23, will feature approximately 135 fine arts crafters from across the country offering items such as turned walnut bowls with inlaid turquoise, shawls and sweaters hand woven from handmade fibers, and earrings made from hand-blown glass beads.

  Forney Chamber Announces Changes to Upcoming 4th Annual Business Expo

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

At the recent monthly meeting of the Forney Chamber of Commerce it was announced that the business organization will soon hold its 4th annual Business Expo and that this year the event will include a new section entitled “Savory Samplers”.

Texas DPS Pilots Describe Their Jobs to FHS Law Enforcement Students

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

On Monday morning several dozen students enrolled in the school districts Law Enforcement Educational Program were provided the opportunity to question two Department of Public Safety helicopter pilots after the veteran pilots landed a DPS helicopter in the field adjacent to Forney High School. Gathering on the southeast side of the high school, the large group of students watched as the helico...


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 “

  OBU Offers Guaranteed $5,000 Scholarship to All Incoming Freshmen

Oklahoma Baptist University will offer a guaranteed minimum $5,000 scholarship per year to all new incoming freshman students, beginning fall 2017. The University is raising the guaranteed minimum from $2,000 to $5,000.

The scholarship is renewable every year for four years as long as the student maintains a 2.0 GPA. This means the total minimum guaranteed scholarship for all incoming freshman is $20,000 for a four-year degree.

FHS Jackrabbit Players Deliver a Smash Hit with Junie B. Jones The Musical

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

The Forney High School Jackrabbit Players delivered a smash hit with each of their recent performances of “Junie B. Jones The Musical”.

Performing three consecutive nights, the musicals very talented cast packed the FHS Performing Arts Center for the final performance on Saturday night and hundreds of youngsters immensely enjoyed both the high energy musical, and actually getting to meet Junie B. Jones after the show.


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