Last weekend, the Forney Combat Challenge Team competed in the Sulphur Springs regional qualifier for the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge. On Friday night, the team finished fourth in the team singles event and on Saturday finished second in the team event.
On Sunday afternoon a large crowd of Veteran supporters joined the Smiles Charity foundation for a home dedication ceremony for U.S. Army Retired Sgt. Michael Beeson who is the honored recipient of a beautiful new home located at 3000 Sweet Water in Forney. A large group of dignitaries including Forney Mayor Rick Wilson, McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller, Collin County Judge Keith Self, Kaufman County Judge Bruce Wood and Keynote Speaker, US Congressman John Ratcliffe
Forney, Texas, resident Morgan Williams was named on Oklahoma Baptist University’s academic honor roll for the spring 2016 semester. Williams, family life track major, was named on The President’s Honor Roll.
The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students who achieved a semester grade point average of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The Dean’s Honor Roll acknowledges those who achieved a grade point average from 3.4 to 3.69. The Bison Honor Roll recognizes part-time students who completed between 6 to 11 hours with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher with no grade lower than a C.
Eastfield College is nearly doubling the size of its Journeyman Brewer certificate program this year due to increased demand from both students and local breweries. Texas’ only college-based brewing education program kicked off in 2015 with 18 students and quickly produced a 95 percent placement rate in the craft beer industry.
Continuing a year marked by top local and national recognition as a favorite destination, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has now been named by Architectural Digest as one of the world's 15 most breathtaking botanical gardens.
In an ongoing effort to enhance state roadways and improve safety, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved a contract to relocate the entrance and exit ramps on US 80 between FM 460 and FM 740.
The $5.04 million contract was awarded to Ed Bell Construction Company.
The 5th Annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards (DSM HSMTA) Best Actor John Fredrickson from Guyer High School placed as a finalist and both he and Best Actress Kaiden Maines from Waxahachie High School won scholarships at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (the Jimmy™ Awards) on June 27th in New York City.
This is the first time since DSM began the High School Musical Theatre Awards five years ago that the Best Actor has placed as a finalist and both Best Actor and Best Actress have won scholarships.
Country music singer/songwriter Coffey Anderson has captured the attention of the world with his video, Stop The Violence - What To Do When You Get Pulled Over By Police, released one week ago.
Brenton Walker of Forney is among 70 students worldwide who have been selected to participate in the Four Star Leadership program, July 9-15 in Hobart, Oklahoma.
On Saturday evening approximately twenty-thousand American’s gathered on the soccer fields of the Forney Community Park in celebration of Independence Day. Going all out, the City of Forney Special Events department presented a massive, free, Independence Day Celebration that packed the park with thousands of excited children.
On Thursday evening the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra performed at the Mick Spellman Amphitheater in Forney’s Community Park where a large crowd of residents had a splendid time listening to a variety of big band and swing dance arrangements.
Today, Emma Sumrow of Forney was recognized at the United States Capitol for winning this year’s 5th District of Texas Congressional Art Competition. Emma attends North Forney High School and won for her acrylic painting which she said was inspired by an East Texas gator farm she recently visited.