On Tuesday evening the Forney City Council approved $132,000.00 to cover yet another estimation error associated with the Redbud Street reconstruction project.
Describing the budget shortfall, Interim City Manager Wendle Medford said “In the Spring of 2017, during the design phase we actually located and identified a high pressure gas line that needs to be relocated. Staff worked with Atmos to come up with a game plan to relocate that, and Atmos provided two estimates during that time frame."READ MORE...
Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office joined the U.S. Department of Justice and National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) in the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history.
The multi-state actions charged a variety of fraud schemes, ranging from mass mailing, telemarketing and investment frauds to individual incidences of identity theft and theft by guardians.
The Forney Independent School District Board of Trustees announced the hiring of a new superintendent for the District during a special called board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.
The board unanimously approved Dr. Justin Terry, currently the Deputy Superintendent for Forney ISD to be the next superintendent of schools.
The board named Dr. Terry as the lone finalist for Superintendent
Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation commuting the death sentence of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker following a unanimous decision by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Thomas Bartlett Whitaker will now serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Governor Abbott released the following statement:
“As a former trial court judge, Texas Supreme Court Justice and Attorney General involved in prosecuting some of the most notorious criminals
Residents in about 20 homes in the Lake Rockwall Estates subdivision have been displaced, and the City of Rockwall has worked with Rockwall County Helping Hands, which has secured temporary housing for the families.
City employees are currently assisting in the neighborhood, as more rain is forecast for the area.
Red states and blue states may like to point to one another as the source of all that is wrong with the U.S., but the truth is that each of the 50 states has its own virtues and vices.
But the cost of state sins is something we have to share as a nation. Gambling alone costs the U.S.
On Tuesday night the taxpayers of Forney received a slight reprieve from the excessive spending of the Forney City Council when the council voted 4-1 to appoint Assistant City Manager Wendle Medford to be the Interim City Manager while they continue searching for a compatible City Manager.
"A great man, a humble servant, and a shepherd to millions has passed on. Billy Graham was a consequential leader. He had a powerful, captivating presence and a keen mind. He was full of kindness and grace.
City of Forney Finance Director Deborah Wortham recently provided the Council with a quarterly update on the 2018 Operational Budget.
On Tuesday evening the members of the Forney City Council voted unanimously to approve the official minutes to their January Council Retreat, without requesting any additional information be added regarding the actual conversations that transpired during the two day retreat.