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,

TxDOT, law enforcement partner to save lives with ‘Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.’ initiative

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

In Texas, there is a traffic crash about every 20 minutes involving a driver under the influence of alcohol.

Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

HB 5 brings about sweeping changes, sparks conversation

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

As a new school year approaches, discussing how communities, students and schools can work together to improve educational outcomes for our children is important.

ALEC First Vice Chair Rep. Phil King to serve as 2015 National Chair

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, has been named next year’s national chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council, an assignment that will put the Weatherford Republican atop one of most influential national groups focused on state policy.