Forney City Council Gets Down to Business

On Tuesday night after welcoming new City Manager James Fisher and new City Attorney Jon Thatcher to their positions, the City Council got down to business by reviewing the 2017 Operating Budget, indefinitely tabling the Raising Cane's site plans and by finalizing the city’s very lucrative settlement with Luminant.

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Forney P&Z Commission Approves Office Building Next to Aldi

On Thursday evening the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a 9,400 square foot building to be built next to the Aldi grocery store, near the intersection of F.M. 548 and Ridgecrest Road.

Local developer Forney 548 Retail LLC, recently requested P&Z Commission approval to construct the building which is tentatively named the Ridgecrest Center Addition.

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Secretary of State Kicks Off Vote Texas Campaign

Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos unveiled the state’s voter education campaign today to a University of Texas at Austin undergraduate American history class of future and first-time voters. '

Vote Texas is a statewide, bilingual effort to engage voters through the Nov. 8 general election about the state’s photo ID requirements and additional options for voters who cannot obtain an approved photo ID, mandated by court order.

“I’m excited to kick off Vote Texas with these first-time and future voters who are the cornerstone of our democracy,” Cascos said.

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Superintendent McWilliams Discusses FISD Growth Plans at Chamber Luncheon

On Thursday afternoon the members of the Forney Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a delicious lunch before listening as FISD Superintendent, Suzanne McWilliams detail plans for accommodating expected growth.

While explaining the objectives of the districts “Master Planning for Education 3.0", Superintendent McWilliams stated “Let’s talk about Capacity and Utilization.

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City Council Approves Inter-local Agreement with City of Frisco

Last week, Forney Fire Chief Rick Townsend sought council approval to enter into an Inter-local Agreement with the City of Frisco that is necessary for the purchase of breathing apparatus as well as for a maintenance agreement for the equipment.

Addressing the Council, Chief Townsend explained that on July 5, 2016 the council approved the acceptance of a FEMA grant

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EDC Director Provides Requested Documents Council Responds with $147,800 in HOT Fund Awards

The Forney City Council recently approved $147,800.00 in disbursements from the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) fund, after reviewing the applications and supporting documents supplied them by EDC Director Warren Ketteman.

After discovering that the application vetting process specifically designed and approved by City Council was not used by the EDC Board of Directors to approve this years’ HOT fund awards, EDC Director Warren Ketteman was questioned on why the process was not followed before being instructed

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Attorney General Paxton Files Suit to Protect Texans and Physicians from New Obamacare Mandate

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against yet another Obama Administration regulatory overreach that is invading the coffers of Texas, as well as violating the medical judgment and conscience rights of doctors and health care professionals across the country.

Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services implemented a new rule “interpreting” the definition of “sex” within the Affordable Care Act. As the Obama Administration has attempted to do in other instances, this new rule interprets “sex” as a state of mind, not a biological fact.

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Luminant Responds to City of Forney Agreement

Luminant is pleased with this new industrial district agreement that’s consistent with our company’s legacy of being a good partner with the communities where our power plants call home.

Although we believe the previous agreement signed in 2014 was legally valid, we listened to the city’s concerns and reasons for seeking annexation of Forney Power Plant.

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Kaufman County Receives New A+ Stable Bond Rating

On Wednesday afternoon the Kaufman County Commissioner’s Court received some very good news when it was announced that the new Standard and Poor’s Bond rating for Kaufman County was affirmed as “A-Plus stable.”

Reportedly the upcoming sell of $26,000,000 in Kaufman County Transportation bonds will occur next Monday, August 22, 2016, and the sale will be finalized

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