Academic Credibility: Raising the Bar

| |Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

In the world of academia, when the phrase “academic credibility” is mentioned to educators, most will define it as something scholarly, well-researched and proven to hold intellectual value. In corporate America, a school district’s academic credibility plays a critical role in determining specific partnerships between local industries and local schools.

Speaker lays out path for GOP at BLRW luncheon

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

She didn’t mince words about how she felt.

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Please join me in voting Republican. Early voting began Monday and runs through Oct. 31.

Jobs for the taking despite long, slow recovery

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

There are now more job openings in the United States than at any point since January 2001. Across the country, there were 4.8 million open positions (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—BLS) as of the end of August. That figure is almost a million higher than in August of last year, and the fact that there is work out there is good news. The recovery has been frustratingly slow to generate new jobs, and long-term unemployment is clearly a major problem.

Personal income in Texas rising fast

Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014

Overall, Texas earnings are rising faster than those of any other state. For the second quarter in a row, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA—part of the U.S. Department of Commerce) found that earnings growth here surpassed the gains in all other states. Economic strength is certainly the root of this good news, with all major industrial sectors showing increases.

The long-term economic forecast for Texas’ largest cities

Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The Texas economy is driven by the state’s largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). While smaller population centers and rural areas are significant contributors, the biggest urban centers serve as the primary nexus for business and opportunity for individuals and companies across the state. Through 2040, about three of every four new jobs will be in one of Texas’ six largest MSAs. Some highlights from our most recent long-term forecast for these areas and the smaller metropolitan areas are summarized below.

Lived here 25 years? Sorry, but we’re not sure you can vote

| |Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

Confusion ensues when a letter asks a Parker County resident to verify her address.

County Republican party headquarters opens its doors for this election cycle

Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

September is here and with it, the campaigning and activity for the November election. The Parker County Republican Party Headquarters, located at 1 Austin Place, on the northeastern corner of the square, is opened to help voters in any way possible. The hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If closed, please leave your name and address under the door and they will call you back.

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Dear Editor,

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

Dear Editor,