Council Member Powers Loses Control during Annexation Discussion

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

During last weeks' meeting, Forney City Council Member Robbie Powers flew into a fit of rage after being told to shut-up by Mayor Pro-tem Ray Stephens. Frustrated with Council Member Powers unprofessional demeanor, Stephens simply lost his cool during a heated discussion regarding the council’s decision to adopt a service plan necessary to annex extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) properties into the city limits.


AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Helps Put 8 Child Predators Behind Bars

The Texas Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Unit collaborated with the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office to arrest eight child predators for Online Solicitation of a Minor, a second degree felony punishable by two to twenty years in prison.

The suspects in custody are:

• Ashvin Ranpariya, 34
• Cody Elvis Wayne Summers, 27
• Justin Reis Mayer, 33
• Ryan Dale Trahan, 21

Council Votes 6-1 to Approve Beer Store Variance

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

The Forney City Council recently voted six to one to approve a variance requested to allow a craft beer and wine store to open at 425 Pinson Road, approximately 90 feet from the Dunkin Academy Day Care Center and less than 300 feet from the side entrance to Fellowship Baptist Church.

Several months ago, local resident Rita Disspain requested a variance needed to open her “Bubble and Squeak” craft beer and wine store

Mayor and Mayor Pro-tem Recused Themselves from Hampton Inn Discussion

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

At last weeks’ council meeting, Forney Economic Development Director Warren Ketteman received council approval for a $125,000.00 incentive for the Hampton Inn development proposed to be built next to Lake Pointe Emergency Services.

Just prior to Director Ketteman speaking, both Mayor Rick Wilson and Mayor Pro-tem Ray Stephens recused themselves

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 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

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 “

  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.

$1.4 Million Federal Grant to Boost North Texas Transit-Oriented Development Planning

North Texas’ efforts to improve transit-oriented development have received a $1.4 million boost. The Federal Transit Administration awarded the North Central Texas Council of Governments a planning grant to help the region enhance accessibility to 28 Dallas Area Rapid Transit stations along the system’s Blue and Red lines.


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