The University of Texas at Tyler held 2016 fall commencement ceremonies December 16 and 17. One thousand two hundred fifty six degree candidates were recognized in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center including several residents of Forney.
The cold weather has arrived but Lone Star CASA is prepared thanks to the 5th Grade classes at Lewis Elementary in Forney!
For the first time ever, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden welcomed its millionth annual visitor, which exceeds 2015's total of 930,000 guests.
A significant factor in that attendance was the new holiday exhibit
On Friday night the United States Air Force Band of the West presented a beautifully arranged free holiday concert at the Forney High School Performing Arts Center to the enjoyment of several hundred area residents.
Escorted from First Baptist Church to Hillcrest Cemetery by a Care Flight helicopter and a very long procession of fire engines, high honors were observed on Friday morning as Forney firefighter James (Jamie) Dwight Barkham was laid to rest.
On Thursday afternoon the Henderson Elementary School choir entertained the members of the Forney Chamber of Commerce during their Christmas luncheon, and brimming with holiday spirit the group earned a standing ovation for an enthusiastic performance.
Mere words cannot describe the loss of someone who touched the lives of so many. However on Friday morning “last tone” will ring out for long time Forney volunteer firefighter, James (Jamie) Dwight Barkham.
Having served as a firefighter for the Forney Fire Department for decades, Jamie Barkham will receive a true fireman’s funeral at First Baptist Church in Forney, and as a community we will wish him God speed.
Kicking off the holiday season, hundreds of area families recently enjoyed attending Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, the stage adaption of CBS’s highest rated Christmas Special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, was performed live on stage,
The United States Air Force Band of the West Concert Band presents Holiday in Blue at the Forney High School Performing Arts Center, December 2, 2016 at 7 p.m. The concert is family-friendly and open free to the public.
Advance free tickets are available at bit.ly/2decforney
On November 12th, the Forney High School percussion students traveled to Lewisville to compete at the 20th annual Lone Star Drumline Classic held at Marcus High School.
Fifty one drumlines from around the state came to Lewisville to compete at this prestigious contest.
Last weekend Forney resident Hunter Lambert, an Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop #339, refurbished and repainted a 50 foot metal house rack and an outside stairwell for the benefit of Forney Fire Station No.1 located on Aimee Street near downtown Forney.