Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013

Dear Editor,

King announces campaign for re-election

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.

New TRAXPro system being put to use

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.

A backdrop to school budgets and tax rates

| |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.

County judge comments on the dumping of sludge on Parker County

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.

The long-term outlook for the US economy

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.

Hiring a school superintendent: confidentiality vs. transparency

| |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.

In support of life

| |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.

Granger and Lowey make joint statement on Egypt situation

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:

Granger co-sponsors the death tax repeal act of 2013

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.