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Forney Council Approves Green Ribbon Project Landscape Agreement

On Tuesday night City of Forney Public Works Director, Chris Metz, appealed to the City Council for approval to enter into a Landscape Maintenance Agreement with TxDOT for participation in the Green Ribbon Project. Reportedly as part of an ongoing effort to improve air quality within the State, TxDOT regularly identifies locations within current construction projects that can be used as a Green Ribbon site. The project was initiated to help decrease smog and increase air quality by means of re-forestation.
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Kaufman County Drug Court – Making a Difference

Every Friday for the past five years, several leaders of Kaufman County have gone beyond the call of duty in assisting individuals with mental health and drug addiction
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Texas HHSC Enters into Contract Negotiations with GEO Care to Privatize Terrell State Hospital

It was announced just before noon today that the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has awarded a tentative contract to GEO Care, LLC
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NCTCOG Announces Staff Recommendations for Blacklands Corridor

Staff at the North Central Texas Council of Governments have finalized a recommendation for the Mobility 2035 - 2014 Amendment, and they are not proposing to add the Blacklands
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Attorney General Abbott Asks Houston City Attorney to Withdraw Subpoenas Seeking Sermons from Houston-area Pastors

Attorney General Abbott today asked that the Houston City Attorney to immediately withdraw the subpoenas sent last month to several Houston-area pastors seeking sermons
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Kaufman County Fire Marshal Lifts Burn Ban

The burn ban for Kaufman County has been removed effective at 9:00 a.m. October 13, 2014. Considerations for the removal
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End of Wright Amendment is a Victory for Free-market Approach

The Wright amendment finally enters the history books today, ending a fight for consumer choice that began in earnest
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Weekly Posts

[10-12-2014 ] Dallas-Fort Worth Bicycle-Pedestrian Projects Awarded $38 million
[10-11-2014 ] Fort Worth Chiropractor Faces Up to Five Years in Federal Prison in Health Care Fraud Case
[10-08-2014 ] City of Dallas Will Host 35TH National Veterans Wheelchair Games
[10-08-2014 ] Texas Cities and Agencies Receive More than $2.3 Million in FEMA Grants to Assist with Flood Mapping Activities
[10-07-2014 ] Texas, 49 States and District of Columbia Reach $105 Million Nationwide Agreement with AT&T Mobility
[10-06-2014 ] Hensarling Statement Ebola in the U.S.
[10-06-2014 ] NCTCOG Delays Decision on Long-range Transportation Plan
[10-05-2014 ] Chamber Members Learn about Forney’s Food Pantry
[10-02-2014 ] VA Funds Texas Agencies in Battle to End Homelessness
[09-30-2014 ] Celebrating Milestone Birthday TRMC Sunnyvale CEO Calls Hospitals Future Bright


Shane Bullock Traces his Journey from the Streets of San Francisco to the Homeless World Cup 2014, Santiago, Chile
[10-23-2014 ]

Team USA are among the 42 nations taking part in this year’s Homeless World Cup in Santiago. The street soccer – style tournament for homeless men, women and youth started on Sunday, October 19 with the finals taking place on Sunday, October 26.
[10-19-2014 ] Falcons Fall to Colonels in District Football Matchup
[10-18-2014 ] Falcons Sweep South Garland Colonels in District Volleyball Matchup
[10-16-2014 ] Lady Falcons Upset Lady Jackrabbits in District Volleyball Match-Up
[10-13-2014 ] Poteet Pirates Dominate Jackrabbits to Remain Undefeated


Greenville Texas Native Serves with VAQ-130
[10-23-2014 ]

A 2009 Greenville High School graduate and Greenville, Texas, native is serving with Electronic Attack Squadron 130 (VAQ-130), also known as the “Zappers”. Petty Officer 3rd Class Raven McGrew is an aviation ordnanceman with VAQ-130, a Whidbey Island-based squadron
[10-21-2014 ] Mrs. Laura Bush Issues Statement on the Passing of Oscar De La Renta
[10-20-2014 ] First United Methodist Men Hold a First Rate BBQ Cook-off & Car Show
[10-16-2014 ] Runners Race in the Fourth Annual Barefoot Run to Raise Awareness for Shoes for Orphan Souls®
[10-14-2014 ] Forney High School Band Wins Big at DeSoto Competition

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Contracted in September 2013 by the City of Forney to clean and maintain the TxDOT owned easements in town, a Good Earth Corporation employee was spotted picking up liter on Thursday morning along the U S 80 southside service road.