On Tuesday evening the Forney City Council held a joint workshop with the Forney Economic Development Board of Directors in order to review the EDC’s Strategic Plan for growth and development throughout the city.
Addressing the Council, FEDC Executive Director Warren Ketteman first spent consideration time providing a brief history of the legal definition and description of Forney’s EDC, before moving on to elaborate on the commercial markets and employment avenues currently being pursued by the City of Forney.READ MORE...
On Tuesday evening the Forney City Council refused to take action to pass, deny or table an ordinance recommendation by the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission that is intended to improve the appearance of residential fencing throughout the city.
Several council members were clearly unhappy and uneducated on the specifics surrounding the material and installation changes being described within the new ordinance.
At their January meeting the Forney ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution expressing their official intent to reimburse the cost of a construction associated with converting Rhea and Smith Elementary Schools into 5th and 6th grade intermediate campuses.
FISD Chief Financial Officer John Chase reminded to the Board of Trustees that the budget to convert the elementary schools into intermediate school campuses was approved at their December board meeting.
During the January meeting of the Forney ISD Board of Trustees, the results of the school boards annual self-evaluation were disclosed and it was revealed that school board member’s feel their performance only “needs improvement” in one area.
While discussing the Board’s Annual Self-evaluation Report, FISD Board President Keith Bell stated that the school board member’s would like to see improvement made in their relationship with the City of Forney.
Attorney General Ken Paxton today introduced a new comprehensive training video to educate and mobilize all Texans in the fight against human trafficking.
The nearly hour-long video was developed over the last year by the attorney general’s Human Trafficking/Transnational Organized Crime (HTTOC) section and debuted during a public screening at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center.
The Health and Human Services Commission recently announced the release of $47.7 million to begin improving the state’s inpatient psychiatric care system.
The initial $47.7 million is part of $300 million approved by the 85th Texas Legislature to improve the state hospital system in the 2018-2019 biennium. This funding is a significant first step toward transforming the hospitals into state-of-the art campuses focused on recovery.
Every year at Christmas the Kaufman County Clerk’s Office adopts an organization in need.
This year’s selection was the 11 Bravo (Infantry) SST Team HHC 3-144 of the Army National Guard, two of the servicemen are Kaufman County residents. They are currently on a nine month deployment in Africa.
On January 14, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Forney Police responded to Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite to meet with a male victim who stated that he had been robbed and beaten at gunpoint in the apartment parking lot at 1100 Block of North Gateway Blvd by two males.
Because several hot political races are on the horizon, on Thursday night Kaufman County voters were presented with the first of several candidate forums that will provide voter’s with information about the candidates seeking election in the March Primary.
The Forney Police “Calls for Service Report” for the first week of January reveals that officers responded to one call of shots fired, two family disturbance calls, one occurrence of simple assault which occurred at Forney’s Wal-Mart and ten traffic stops of which nine ended in an adult arrest.