In the early years of the City of Rockwall, local historians say the Baileys owned a hotel, drug store, grocery store and part of a cotton gin. Now the family's home, currently located at 301 North Goliad Street, will be moved to the site of the Rockwall County Historical Foundation Museum at 815 East Washington Street in Harry Myers Park.
On Tuesday night after a two hour Executive Session, the Forney City Council reconvened to vote 4 to 3 to terminate the Markout Water Supply Maintenance and Service Agreement which was approved in March 2017, about six weeks before the May General Election.
On Thursday evening the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved plans for construction of a new American National Bank to be built on Regal Road near Baylor Scott & White Emergency.
While speaking as the Keynote Speaker at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday, City Manager James Fisher discussed recent reports by Union Pacific Railroad which declare that the number of trains passing through Forney, on a daily basis, could double over the next five years.
Attending their monthly luncheon on Thursday afternoon, the members of the Forney Chamber of Commerce were updated on a variety of city projects currently underway by Forney City Manager, James Fisher.
In February 2015, the Forney Public Works Department ranked Trinity Street near downtown the #1 Worst Street in Forney and subsequently the City Council approved a multi-million dollar road repair project which began with the reconstruction of the dead-end street which accesses only thirty homes.
On Tuesday night the Forney City Council recognized National Police Week by presenting the Forney Police Department with an honorary Proclamation.
Agreeing with the Forney Planning & Zoning Commission, on Tuesday night the City Council denied approval for a major size reduction to the proposed Gateway Parks Amenity Center.
City Manager James Fisher provided the Forney Economic Development Board of Directors with a briefing on the FM 548 Corridor Traffic Study during their monthly meeting on Thursday night.
On Thursday night the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to deny the revised site plan for the Gateway Parks Amenity Center after a plan was presented that did not meet what was originally proposed for the residential development.