Last week the Forney City Council unanimously approved a twenty-five year franchise agreement the Atmos Energy Corporation. Addressing the council, new City Attorney Jon Thatcher said “What you have before you tonight is a non-exclusive franchise agreement with Atmos Energy.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently announced the arrest of 25 suspected child predators following a joint operation led by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office High Tech Crime Unit (HTCU) and assisted by the attorney general’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU).
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt filed a lawsuit yesterday on behalf of 21 states, challenging the Obama administration’s latest illegal action: the U.S. Department of Labor’s new “Overtime Rule.”
On Tuesday night the Forney City Council will vote to approve the FY 2017 Operating Budget, and for the second consecutive year, the city will lower its tax rate. In 2016, the Council voted to decrease the tax rate by $0.025 and this year the rate will again drop; this time by $0.047.
In the wake of multiple Dallas/Ft. Worth media outlets reporting another breach in customer security at Target stores in North Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement:
On Tuesday night Forney Assistant City Manager, Leigh Corson alluded to the recent resignation of Public Works Director Chris Metz when she requested the council appoint a replacement for Metz on the Fox Hollow Planned Improvement District Board of Directors. During the closing comments portion of the meeting, City Manager James Fisher officially announced Metz resignation.
Today, Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, voted for the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016 (H.R. 5063).
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During the September 6 City Council meeting, Council unanimously approved an ordinance that would create a designated Industrial District for the Luminant property, located off US Highway 80 near FM 460.
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.
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.
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.
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.