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Texas HHSC Enters into Contract Negotiations with GEO Care to Privatize Terrell State Hospital

10-20-2014
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 for the privatization of Terrell State Hospital. A large Kaufman County employer, the 942 employees of Terrell State Hospital have patiently waited for months for factual information on the hospitals operational turnover that was expected to take place by November 1, 2014. Today, THHSC announced the acceptance of RFP #537-5-0000135376
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NCTCOG Announces Staff Recommendations for Blacklands Corridor

10-19-2014
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

10-15-2014
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

10-13-2014
The burn ban for Kaufman County has been removed effective at 9:00 a.m. October 13, 2014. Considerations for the removal of the ban were the recent significant rainfall, and the drought
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End of Wright Amendment is a Victory for Free-market Approach

10-13-2014
The Wright amendment finally enters the history books today, ending a fight for consumer choice that began in earnest
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Dallas-Fort Worth Bicycle-Pedestrian Projects Awarded $38 million

10-12-2014
Bicycle and pedestrian projects across 25 cities and seven counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area received a $38.2 million boost
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Fort Worth Chiropractor Faces Up to Five Years in Federal Prison in Health Care Fraud Case

10-11-2014
The owner/operator of a chiropractic clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, recently plead guilty to a federal felony offense stemming from her submission of approximately $718,000
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Weekly Posts

[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
[09-29-2014 ] Forney Highway 80 Ramp Project Absorbed into County Transportation Bond Project
[09-26-2014 ] TxDOT Awards Contract for Kaufman County Project
   

Sports

Falcons Fall to Colonels in District Football Matchup
[10-19-2014 ]

The North Forney Falcons disappointing season continued Friday night as they lost their 4th game in a row to the winless South Garland Colonels at City Bank Stadium. This marks the second time
[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
[10-12-2014 ] Hawks Decimate Falcons in District Football Play
 

Community

First United Methodist Men Hold a First Rate BBQ Cook-off & Car Show
[10-20-2014 ]

On Saturday with beautiful weather on hand, the Servants of the First United Methodist Church of Forney did a first rate job of hosting their first ever Barbeque Cook-off and Car Show. The United Methodist Men sponsored the event
[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
[10-13-2014 ] Lone Star CASA SUPERHERO 5K Race & Fun Run Scheduled
[10-12-2014 ] Kaufman County Hay Show Schedule of Events
 

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At their October 7, 2014 Council meeting, Council Member, Mary Penn, congratulated the winning teams of Forney's Adult Softball League.

Completing their very first season, team "Ranch Hands" was the Men's Team Winner and team "The Who" was recognized as the winning Co-ed Team.