|Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2013
You’ve probably heard about the new affordable health insurance options that began October 1. Plans will cover a comprehensive set of benefits and individuals cannot be denied coverage based on a pre-existing condition. A “health insurance marketplace” will help individuals find health plans.
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2013
The U.S. Bureau of the Census recently released a report indicating that college enrollment dropped by about half a million students from 2011 to 2012. In fact, the press release from the Census Bureau said that enrollment “plunged” from one year earlier. Most people are well aware of the correlation between educational attainment and earnings: in general, the higher the education level, the higher the income. Future prosperity, both as individuals and as a society, is tied to improving education levels (particularly for states which are lagging, such as Texas). So is the drop in college enrollment something we should be worried about? I don’t think so, and here’s why.
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2013
Recently, Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, signed a letter submitted by the Texas Conservative Coalition to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott supporting Texas Adjutant General John Nichols in his decision to withhold state benefits to same-sex couples who serve in the Texas Military Forces (TXMF).
Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013
State Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, announced that he will seek re-election in the Texas House of Representatives. King serves as State Representative for Texas House District 61.
Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013
The Weatherford Police Department would like to thank the Weatherford Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (WCPAAA) once again for its “generous donation to our officers.” As many know, the WCPAAA are very active with the department and assist the officers regularly, whether it be on traffic control or obtaining much-needed equipment the department can use. Once again, in May, the WCPAAA donated a TraxPro Traffic Analysis System valued at $5000.
| |Tuesday, Sep. 03, 2013
The month of August welcomed the sound of school bells across Texas. Families will send more than 5 million children through the doors of public schools this year. August also included the discussion of school budgets and taxes.
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
The TCEQ public meeting held Aug. 13 in Springtown was well attended by residents from Parker and Wise counties. At stake is the future rule making regarding the ability of outside companies to dump municipal waste on rural Texas, without any constraints, or at a minimum, without proper enforcement of the rules when the company violates them.