Kingsley event is always ‘can’t miss’

Tuesday, Nov. 05, 2013

Parker County has its share of “can’t-miss events” but there is one that is near and dear to my heart - Bob and Nan Kingsley’s Behind the Hits.

Cornerstone Principles and our Texas Public Schools, important to remember

| |Tuesday, Nov. 05, 2013

The enterprise of public education is huge in Texas. Consider the numbers; five million children inside 8,000 school campuses under the leadership of 1,026 Independent School Districts.

Granger, Bass introduce international adoption bill

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.

King reminds: New voter I.D. requirements for upcoming election

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:

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

Dear Editor,

The health insurance marketplace in Parker County

|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.

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2013

Dear Editor,

College enrollment over time surprising

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.

King says ‘no’ to benefits for same-sex couples in Texas National Guard

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).

Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013

Dear Editor,