A Surprising Change in City Council Candidates Has Occurred

The Friday afternoon February 17, 2017 deadline to submit a ballot application for the May 2017 General Election has passed for candidates seeking election to the Forney City Council and the Forney ISD Board of Directors.

Forney Mayor Rick Wilson will run unopposed for his second term in office as will Place 6 Council Member David Johnson.

Because Council Member Ray Stephens recently announced that he will not seek another term, two new political contenders,

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New Dallas DA Delivers Interesting Speech at Kaufman Republican Women's Luncheon

On Saturday morning the members of the Kaufman County Republican Women (KCRW) were excited to welcome Dallas County Criminal District Attorney, Faith Johnson, as the Keynote Speaker at their February luncheon.

Recently appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to complete the term of former Dallas DA Susan Hawk, Faith Johnson is the first female African-American to serve as Dallas County Criminal District Attorney, and she is a Republican.

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An Interesting Array of Politicians File for Election

Friday afternoon February 17, 2017 is the deadline to submit a ballot application for the May 2017 General Election, and without doubt an interesting array of local politicians are seeking election to the Forney City Council and the Forney ISD Board of Directors.

Unchallenged at this point, Forney Mayor Rick Wilson will seek a second term in office and having fulfilled several campaign promises made during his 2015 campaign it seems highly likely that he will be re-elected for a second term as mayor.

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Council Buys Historic Property to Establish the Pinson Farm Heritage Park

Taking a giant step towards providing a new park for the residents of Forney, on Tuesday night the City Council was excited to unanimously approve the purchase of the Pinson Farm from longtime resident Leon P. Harp.

The 16 acre farm has been owned by the Pinson family since 1888 and is located at 900 Pinson Road adjacent to Forney's Best Western hotel.

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NTMWD Mayors Meeting Turns into a Two Hour Argument

On Tuesday morning, twelve Mayor’s representing the member cities of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) met for a two hour Primary Group Meeting, and spent almost the entire time arguing over how best to proceed with modifying their water contract with the NTMWD.

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Forney EDC Amends Lease Agreement with Latham Bakery

Scheduled to open soon, on Thursday night the Forney Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors voted unanimously to amend their approved lease agreement with Latham Bakery and Deli in order to provide the owner with “first right of refusal” to purchase of the building located at 106 Main Street in downtown Forney.

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Forney ISD Announces Kindergarten Round-Up

Forney ISD will host Kindergarten Round-Up at all of the District's Elementary Schools on Thursday, March 23. Parents need to attend the Kindergarten Round-Up at the elementary school where their student will attend kindergarten during the 2017-2018 school year.

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