On Tuesday evening the Kaufman County Republican Party held the last of three candidate forums formatted to introduce their candidates to the voters, and this event specifically highlighted the candidates seeking election as State and US House Representative and Texas State Senator.
The forum ran two hours long with no intermission, and with early voting beginning next week it was interesting to observe the “handlers” of several of the candidates working the back of the room in an effort to obtain needed support for their candidates.READ MORE...
The Kaufman County Master Gardeners will host a Spring seminar on “Texas Shade Gardens to Texas Tough Top 50" on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church at 414 W. Broad Street, in Forney.
The speaker will be Steven Chamblee, Horticulturist and the program will be on Texas Shade Gardens to assist novice shade gardeners
Attorney General Ken Paxton today dispatched cease and desist letters to Brazosport, Holliday and Lewisville Independent School Districts regarding violations of the Texas Education Code for unlawful electioneering.
These school districts used taxpayer resources to distribute messages to their staff and the public advocating for or against certain political candidates and measures.
Currently under contract with Strategic Government Resources (SGR) to provide city manager services to the City of Forney; Paul Stevens has announced that he has accepted permanent employment as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Rowlett.
Forney taxpayers may find interest in the Rowlett Lakeshore Times article “Paul Stevens Named Deputy City Manager” (February 9, 2018) which details how Stevens
City of Forney Finance Director Deborah Wortham recently provided the Council with a quarterly update on the 2018 Operational Budget.
And those taxpayers monitoring the changes that have transpired in the City Manager’s Department will not be shocked to discover that the city’s budget is being stretched considerably by the termination of the former city manager, as well as by the ongoing employment of a contracted Interim City Manager.
Although for years transparency has often been vague at City Hall, the Forney City Council will soon begin live stream broadcasting of their bi-monthly meetings via the city’s website.
The city has contracted Swagit Productions to provide video streaming of all council meetings, therefore in preparation for this new and exciting change; city staff has purchased new chairs for the council members and staff, a new podium for speakers addressing the council and a new media table.
On Thursday night the Forney ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved $114,000 to purchase 250 new band uniforms for the Forney High School Marching Band for the upcoming school year.
Addressing the school board, FISD Chief Financial Officer John Chase said “Mario’s group recently got a quote or cost estimate for the uniform you see up on the screen.
On Monday night the hardworking members of the Forney FFA held “Donkey Basketball” at Forney High School to the delight of a gym full of their supporters.
The annual fundraiser had many in the audience doubled-over in laughter as the basketball game, which is played tournament style from the backs of donkeys, was simply hilarious to watch.
Forney Mayor Rick Wilson has issued a statement on the recent sale of the 212 South Bois d'Arc building in downtown Forney. His statement, in its entirety, is being published for review by the taxpayers of Forney.
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.