Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
Representatives Kay Granger, R-Texas, and Karen Bass, D-Calif., recently introduced the Children in Families First (CHIFF) Act. Millions of children around the world are growing up in orphanages, on the streets, or in refugee camps while thousands of American families spend years navigating the bureaucratic adoption process in the U.S. CHIFF would simplify this process for families who want to adopt internationally and help foreign governments develop stronger child welfare systems that can find a caring family for every child in need.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Proper photo identification is required for the upcoming Constitutional Election on November 5. A voter will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before the voter will be permitted to cast a ballot:
|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.