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.


 

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.

 
  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.

 
AgriLife Extension Offers Cooking with Friends Series

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Kaufman County will offer a program that will help organize the preparation of five easy and nutritious main dishes in a series. 

“Cooking with Friends” is a way to learn healthier cooking habits, said Katie Phillips AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent in Kaufman County.

In addition, this method of preparing and cooking meals will promote more family meal time, save time and money, and teach individuals the basics in freezing, Katie Phillips said.

City of Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival Will Showcase Local Talent

Local and regional musicians will once again take the stage at the City of Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival on October 1-2, 2016. With performances across a variety of musical genres - jazz, country, rock, pop, folk and more - the semi-annual, prestigious art show aims to offer something for everyone.

“What makes Cottonwood so unique is the immense talent participating at the festival,” said Serri Ayers, superintendent of community events, City of Richardson.

 
   Firefighters Combat Challenge Team Preps for World Finals Competition

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

The Forney Firefighters Combat Challenge Team recently took 3rd Place in the Team Competition, which consists of a compilation of individual times, held in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 16th and 17th.

The Forney team also placed 2nd in the Relay Competition where they recorded a new personal record of 1:13.

 
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.

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.

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  Texas and Nevada AG's Lead Coalition of 21 States Against Illegal Overtime Rule

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt filed a lawsuit yesterday on behalf of 21 states, challenging the Obama administration’s latest illegal action: the U.S. Department of Labor’s new “Overtime Rule.”

Without valid congressional authorization to do so, the overtime rule more than doubles the salary threshold for a worker to be entitled to overtime. The effect of this doubling will be substantial. The overtime rule will force many state and local governments, as well as private businesses, to substantially increase their employment costs.

 
Walmart Hourly Associates in Texas Earn More than $24.5 Million in Cash Bonuses

As part of Walmart’s continued focus on improving and enhancing the store experience for associates and customers, the company recently awarded $24.5 million in second quarter cash bonuses to 103,500 hourly associates in Texas.

The bonuses, which were based on stores’ performances from May through July of this year, are part of an overall incentive plan designed to reward associates whose stores have met their performance and customer service goals.

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