Forney Business Owner Challenges Penn for Place 5 Council Seat

Incumbent Place 5 City Council Candidate Mary Penn recently addressed a small group of Forney voters where she thoroughly explained the hierarchy she uses when making important council decisions.

Attending the Candidate Meet and Greet hosted by the Forney Chamber of Commerce, Council Member Mary Penn is seeking her fourth term as the Place 5 Council Member and is being challenged for the seat by Forney businessman Mark Safford.

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Chamber Chairman Will Deny Voters Their Right to Question Candidates

In an effort to prevent the voters from questioning the incumbent candidate’s seeking election in the quickly approaching May General Election, Forney Chamber Chairman of the Board for 2016 Billie Kasper has concocted a “Meet the Candidate’s Night” in which the voters will not actually be allowed to speak, meet or question the candidate’s running for election to the Forney City Council or the Forney School Board.

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Forney Council Begins Involuntary Annexation Process Against NextEra Energy

At last weeks’ City Council meeting, Interim City Manager Charles Daniels confirmed to the community that he officially notified NextEra Resource, LLC that city attorney’s Bell-Nunnally had discovered sufficient reasons to request nullification of the contract negotiated by former City Manager Brian Brooks.

Listed on the Councils’ official agenda as “discuss and consider possible annexation of NextEra Corportaton”, Interim City Manager Daniels briefly described the letter he wrote in early March 2016 to officials at the conglomerate electric facility.

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Council Unanimously Disapproves Variance for Beer Store in Downtown Forney

Last week well over a hundred Forney residents packed City Hall for at least the third time in three months to express their opinions on the future of Forney. With a critical council election on the horizon, a proposed beer store in downtown was not a popular idea and many residents had no problem expressing themselves to the Forney City Council.

Facing a standing room only crowd, Mayor Rick Wilson opened the meeting to a required Public Hearing needed to discuss and consider a variance requested by local business owner, Rita Dispain.

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Council to Discuss Adding "In God We Trust" Decals to All City Vehicles

On Tuesday night the Forney City Council will discuss several important action items during their bi-monthly meeting however none is more important than showing support for the Forney Police Department by displaying the community's collective religious belief.

Council Member’s Ray Stephens and Scott Regan have requested the Council consider approving a Resolution authorizing the use of the motto “In God We Trust” on all city owned vehicles, and reportedly a large majority of Forney residents support the idea.

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Three Truths about the Price of Standing Up

What kind of price do we, as Americans, pay when we stand up? What price have I paid and will I pay, to tell the voters of Forney what they have the right to know.

As many people in my life can confirm, the price has already been high for me personally and because it will get higher still, I pray daily, sometimes hourly, for the protection of the First Amendment and then I simply tell the truth.

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City of Forney Applies for TxDOT Turn Back Program

On March 15, 2016 City of Forney Director of Public Works, Chris Metz alongside Economic Development Director Warren Ketteman tag team addressed the Council about possibly taking back form the Texas Department of Public Transportation a small portion of FM 741 south.

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