Safety of students was first and foremost

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

I want to thank our students, parents and staff for your cooperation and support these past few days. We have tried to provide you with timely information because we know school closings may cause problems for families.

Texas public schools: What do you know about HB 5?

| |Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

On June 10, Gov. Rick Perry signed into law one of the most significant educational bills passed by the 83rd Legislative Session. Known as House Bill 5 – abbreviated as HB 5 – this bill made sweeping changes to our Texas educational landscape.

Hataway, Republican candidate for Parker County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

I am respectfully announcing my candidacy for the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 in Parker County and asking you for your support. The office of Justice of the Peace has the unique opportunity to directly influence how citizens view their community by giving them the experience of being treated fairly and with respect. As Justice of the Peace, I will bring a unique skill set to the position. This includes 27 years of law enforcement experience, primarily in criminal investigations. I have had the opportunity to work closely with legal advisors addressing search, seizure and arrest warrant policies. I have also had the opportunity to work with citizens in joint partnerships to address both criminal and quality of life issues within individual communities. I feel I have the knowledge and skills to provide quality service to Parker County’ citizens, community stakeholders and law enforcement promoting an atmosphere of trust and partnership.

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Need for STEM students, grads growing

Tuesday, Dec. 03, 2013

The evolving economy is generating a need for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students, graduates and employees. The increased demand for individuals is driven both by the types of industries which are growing and changes in virtually every sector of the economy (such as greater incorporation of technology). Texas is particularly in need of persons with these types of training given the state’s strong energy and technology segments.

Oil Price Drivers: Now and in the 1980s

| |Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

It’s no secret that Texas is currently enjoying an oil boom, encouraged by high prices and technological advances. I’m in the middle of our annual Economic Outlook Conference Series (for the 30th year, by the way), and the Q&A always includes a query or two about oil prices. The industry is notoriously cyclical, and folks want to know it today’s prices are here to stay. The short answer to that is a definite “probably.”

King files for re-election in 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, announced last week that he has filed with the Republican Party of Texas for re-election as State Representative in Texas House District 61.

Granger sounds off after numbers released

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

Congresswoman Kay Granger, Texas-12, released the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the initial Affordable Care Act enrollment numbers.

Hanks explains what realignment means for Weatherford schools

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Dear Kangaroo Community,

Granger receives the Bailey Hutchison leadership award

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Texas Federation of Republican Women has recognized Congresswoman Kay Granger as a “trailblazer in Republican politics.”