Forney ISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Forney ISD joins 476 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2016. 41 districts received this recognition in Texas with 21 of them being from the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
North Forney High School art student Emma Sumrow recently won the U.S. Congressional Art Competition for the 5th Congressional District. Sumrow's artwork, "Same Species, Different Colors" is an acrylic painting and was chosen to represent Representative Jeb Hensarling's District and hang in the U.S. Capitol Building.
This is Sumrow's second artwork to win the U.S. Congressional Art Competition. She won the competition in 2015 with her pastel drawing, "Time is Golden".
Several hundred supporters of the Kaufman County Children’s Advocacy Center gathered at Classic Industries in Forney on Saturday night for the non-profit organizations 4th Annual Purse Bingo Fundraiser and many of the bingo players were very generous.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Catholic Diocese of Dallas announced the unexpected death of Monsignor Glenn "Duffy" Gardner, Pastor of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Forney.
On Saturday morning hundreds of Forney families enjoyed the F ISD’s Annual Art Show which this year highlighted all the talented students of the FISD.
On Saturday night the Chamber of Commerce held its 28th Annual Civic Auction at the Venue @ 80 in Forney and almost every seat was taken as guest enjoyed dinner before very generously spending big money to support the Forney business organization.
Several area high schools including Forney High, North Forney High, Rockwall High and Rowlett High have been nominated for 2016 DSM High School Theatre Awards.
Aided by the theater students of the Forney ISD, the Forney Chamber of Commerce and the Forney ISD jointly hosted the 29th Annual Chamber of Commerce Recognition Banquet on Thursday night and to the delight of all those attending, it was a smash hit.
The Forney High School Fine Arts Department has a smash hit on their hands with their production of “The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy”.
Thousands of area children recently packed into Allen Event Center for a limited engagement of Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt.
Observing the fall holiday, a considerable number of homeowners decorated their lawns with spooky displays for Halloween and as usual the youngest residents of Forney had a great time seeking treats door-to-door.