| |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.
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2013
The U.S. economy has been improving for almost four years, though at a relatively sluggish pace. Since our last comprehensive long-term forecast a year ago, hiring has picked up to some extent and the housing market has begun to come back in most parts of the country. In addition, there are several trends positively affecting growth prospects, including the development of large new sources of oil and natural gas and the potential for immigration reform. Balanced against these expansionary influences are several risk factors, including uncertainties related to domestic policy as well as international concerns. First, the good news.
| |Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2013
The function of our local schools is arguably the most visible public enterprise. Consider the following: can you name another entity we entrust two of our most protected possessions - our children and our money? Within this context, the importance of “transparency” by our local public schools is clear.
| |Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2013
Our founding fathers realized that "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" were among the most essential of the unalienable rights bestowed upon us by our Creator. Over the past several weeks, a debate has been raging in Austin over the first and greatest of these enumerated rights: life. Gov. Rick Perry has now called the legislature back into a second special legislative session to pass a bill that would help protect innocent lives, but will also go a long way toward protecting women's health.
Tuesday, Jul. 09, 2013
Congresswoman Kay Granger, Texas-12, and Congresswoman Nita Lowey, N.Y.-17, recently released the following statement concerning the recent events in Egypt:
Tuesday, Jul. 02, 2013
Congresswoman Kay Granger, Texas-12, recently issued the following statement after joining Rep. Kevin Brady, Texas-8, as a co-sponsor on the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013.
| |Monday, Jun. 03, 2013
The regular 83rd Texas Legislative Session is now in the history books. As a school board member, I find it interesting that every session seems to leave me with a lingering flavor...an aftertaste.
Tuesday, May. 28, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry recently signed SB 655, sponsored by Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford), into law. This legislation clarifies and strengthens existing law related to eminent domain in Texas to prevent certain entities from exercising eminent domain for improper purposes.
Tuesday, May. 28, 2013
Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) released the following statement in the wake of the destructive tornado that struck Oklahoma recently: