Immigration, entitlement spending remain a problem
Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford addresses the Rotary Club of Weatherford. Lance Winter – Weatherford Star-Telegram
From Star Telegram (Weatherford News) By Lance Winter, 10/06/15 –
The 84th legislative session may have ended in June, but Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, maintains his excitement calling the gathering of lawmakers, “successful.”
At the Rotary Club of Weatherford meeting on Sept. 29, King asked those attending to remain clear on the distinction between Austin and Washington.
“Don’t confuse Austin with Washington and I say that with all sincerity,” King said. “We do things completely and totally different. We’re not tied up in deadlock – we talk and work through issues.”
King said, without question, it was the most successful legislative session he has been a part of.
“One of the things our constitution requires us to do is pass a budget when we go into session,” he said. “Again we’re different than Washington, they haven’t passed a budget in seven years and are using continuing resolutions to kick the can down the road. They certainly don’t have anything that is balanced.”
He said the federal government borrows $4-6 billion everyday which accounted for the $18 trillion dollar national deficit.
It’s actually very simple. When it comes to gender and marriage, we can listen to Facebook and the Supreme Court … or we can listen to Jesus. It’s a question of whose authority we appeal to.
Our culture is roiled over controversies regarding marriage and gender. The Supreme Court has imposed same-sex marriage on the entire country, and policies in one municipality after another require fathers to accept males in their daughters’ bathrooms if the males think they are trapped inside a female body.
While these issues may seem complex, they aren’t. How do we know the answers are simple and straightforward? Because Jesus gave them to us.
June 20, 1981 – London, England, U.K. – The first female British Prime Minister (from 1979-1990) Margaret Thatcher, pictured with Minister Josef Czyrek. (Photo: KEYSTONE Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom)
Dr. Eliza Filby, academic, writer, and businesswoman, spoke at The Heritage Foundation Wednesday about her book “God and Mrs. Thatcher: The Battle for Britain’s Soul.”
In her book, Filby delves into a topic of how she believes that former Britain Prime Minister Thatcher’s faith is at the root of her politics and leadership.
From Parker County Daily Post, Written by Matthew J. Sanchez, 09/22/15 –
WEATHERFORD – The Parker County Commissioners Court convened in a special meeting on Monday morning. The court met to discuss any and all appropriate actions to be taken in regard to the following lawsuit: Weatherford Texas Hospital Company, LLC and the Parker County Hospital District (plaintiff) vs. Parker County Appraisal District; CV12-1314; CV14-1349; 415th District Court.
The Weatherford Texas Hospital Company challenges the value assessment of its property made by the Parker County Appraisal District for tax years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The hospital alleges that the appraisal district appraised the value of its property in excess of the appraised value required by law.
Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeffery Boyd, second from left, asks questions Sept. 1 during oral arguments in the latest school finance case. Eric GayAP
By Bill Hammond, Special to the Star-Telegram, 09/16/15 –
Once again the Texas Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of our school finance system, and, once again, school districts are hoping for a lot more money.
My issue is not with spending more money on education if that is what is needed. My issue deals with how the plaintiffs have undermined the very goal they say is what merits increased education spending: college readiness.