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Kaufman County Drug Court – Making a Difference

10-22-2014
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 problems. Lead by Kaufman County Judge, B. Michael Chitty, “Drug Court” is the last recourse for many of the drug addicted and mentally ill defendants who currently have charges pending before the 422nd District Court of Kaufman County. Joined by a panel of county employees including Adult Probation Supervisor, Richard Jordan, Public Defender Andrew Jordan, Assistant DA Lauren Cook
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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
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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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Weekly Posts

[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
[09-29-2014 ] Forney Highway 80 Ramp Project Absorbed into County Transportation Bond Project
   

Sports

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
 

Community

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
[10-20-2014 ] 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
[10-13-2014 ] Lone Star CASA SUPERHERO 5K Race & Fun Run Scheduled
 

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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.