Voters Elect Beavers to be the Next Sheriff of Kaufman County

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

The voters of Kaufman County have chosen Bryan Beavers to be the new Sheriff of Kaufman County.

After a long drawn out campaign which resulted in a run-off election between Kaufman County Chief Deputy Bryan Beavers and Kaufman County Deputy Tim Spillman, 5,486 registered voters turned out to voice their opinion on who should lead the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department.


FISD Congratulates FHS Athletes on College Signings

Leslie Buntin
FISD Athletics

The Forney ISD would like to congratulate the athletes at FHS who signed with their colleges on May 18, 2016.

Jaysen Shiner
Cameron University

Caitlynne Smith
Richland College
Girls Soccer

      Second Concert in the Park Draws A Very Small Crowd

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

On Thursday night the City of Forney Parks and Recreation department held the second of five concerts at the Spellman Amphitheater and unfortunately cool, rainy weather held attendance to less than one hundred people.

The local cover band “The Wonders” attracted a small crowd of music fans who gathered to listen to the five member group sing classic rock and disco oldies including “Respect” by Aretha Franklin and “Dancing in September” by Earth, Wind and Fire.


The Texas Attorney General today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal agencies and officials, which are now issuing directives requiring Texas public schools open up all intimate areas (restrooms, locker rooms, etc.) to both sexes.

The State of Texas’s lawsuit also defends a local school district whose policies are at odds with the Obama Administration directive.

 Brookshires Stores Announce Big Green Egg Giveaway

One lucky customer in every Brookshire’s Store will win in the Big Green Egg® Giveaway which begins May 25 and runs through June 21.

The prize includes a large Big Green Egg® outdoor cooker, tropical mahogany large table, a bag of Brookshire’s charcoal and a $50 coupon for Certified Angus Beef products. Total retail value of prize package is $1,958.

    Forney ISD Athletes Receive Letter Jackets

Leslie Buntin
FISD Athletics

The FISD had several athletes from Forney High School and North Forney High School that received Letter Jackets this spring. We would like to congratulate them all for their hard work and dedication.

Discovery of Explicit Texting Actually Led to Brooks Resignation

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

When there is no other choice. When time is important and transparency is not forthcoming, the only option left is to tell the voters the undiluted truth.

Council Appoints Lopez as New North Texas Municipal Water Board Representative

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

On Tuesday night the Forney City Council held a lengthy meeting which culminated with the appointment of Michael Lopez to the North Texas Municipal Water District Board of Directors.

The last action item on a packed agenda, City Secretary Dorothy Brooks presented the item for council consideration.

 Investigation Lands Eight Men in Jail for Online Solicitation of Minors

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently announced the arrest of eight suspected child predators following a joint operation between the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit and the Victoria Police Department.

“Today, we can say the eight individuals who have been arrested no longer pose a threat to the children of Texas,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. “Unfortunately, the dangers of the world can infiltrate any home via computers, tablets, or even a phone. I am grateful for the individuals working in our Child Exploitation Unit and the dedicated law enforcement officials they work with to bring individuals like these to justice.”

   Indian Motorcycles Selects Forney for Next Dealership Location

Kyle Rouvaldt
City of Forney
Public Information Officer

The City is excited to announce that the Indian Motorcycle Company has chosen to open its next dealership location in Forney. Known as America's first motorcycle, this legendary company will be located in the space currently occupied by Village South off the Highway 80 service road, just beyond P...

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