My name is Mike Thomas and my wife and I moved to Forney in 1984. We raised both of our daughters here and we have recently purchased a “fixer upper” that we intend on being our “Golden Years” home.
Over the years we have both had jobs in and out of Forney, and we have been active in the community in different ways. I have served on numerous boards and commissions and participated in various service organizations. My wife has been involved in the community through social organizations and the different churches we have attended. For years she ran an in-home daycare that afforded us the opportunity to meet many good people in town. And to this day we remain friends with many of them. Currently we own a business in town and we get to meet many people through it.
Our daughters are now grown and have moved on to start their lives. One of them has moved from Forney while the other one still resides here. And Cyndi and I have chosen to make Forney our forever home.
It is these reasons that I started this web site. Over the years I have seen Forney experience growth issues. There have been many disagreements along the way as to the direction our town should go, but at the end of the day both sides were respectful to each other. However I feel this is not the case today. The past few years I have noticed a decline in how people are treated just because they are on a different side of an issue. Election time is the worst. During the last election I was chided by a community leader that I needed to “check the facts man”. Trouble was, I had and he had not.
So given that, I have decided that I will make sure to “check the facts” any way I can. And I want to share those facts with you so you can use them to come to your own educated conclusions. This is not a “take no prisoners” effort. My intent is not to be combative or or to call any one out. But be forewarned. Should anyone choose to make statements of fact about issues concerning our city, I will “check your facts“.