by Scott L. Moss -
I spent two years as a docent at the Alamo while I was living in that area. Three times an hour for eight hours every Thursday, I told the story of the battle of the Alamo to gatherings of people who–in most cases–were just there because they’d heard of the place, the visit was free and in summer the Long Barrack (where I worked) was air conditioned. I say all of that in order to say that I almost certainly have a lot more of an emotional tie to that place and those events than is “normal.” I consider my time there among the most valuable days of my life. Continue reading →
By Jim Shelton, New Haven Register, 03/04/14 -
UPDATE: Do you know where to go in order to vote? For a list of Parker County Poll Sites and other information about voting, go to the Parker County Government website.
We believe the good folks in Parker County want to believe the things they hear candidates for office say. Apparently that is no longer possible. Anne Hollis states on her website (www.annehollis.com) and other places that “…. I have been with my husband for 18 years….” Approximately 100 people at the TEA Party Forum heard Hollis make the same assertion. That means Hollis would have been married to her husband since 1996 – right? The Parker County Appraisal District records show her current address as 990 Harmony Circle, Weatherford, TX 76087. Did Hollis commit voter fraud in years 2000, 2004, and in 2006 when she voted using the name Anne Marie Garner, address 990 Harmony Circle, Weatherford, or is she lying when she says she has “been with her husband 18 years”?
From The Wall Street Journal, By Kate Bachelder, Feb. 26, 2014 -
As primary season for the 2014 midterms continues, Congress isn’t the only place GOP candidates face opponents. In Texas, trial lawyers are funding primary challengers against three Republican justices on the state Supreme Court.
I believe it is safe to assume that the only people who are prospering from “safe” investments in Detroit, San Bernardino, Stockton, Jefferson County, Central Falls, and many other cities across America are investment brokers, and attorneys. What do these municipalities have in common? Their leaders followed the advice of financial “experts” and made bad decisions. From all accounts these bureaucrats and elected officials acted within the regulatory guidelines.
Just because it is legal that doesn’t mean it is smart!
What do you think? Should an elected official of conservative Parker County be “investing” tax dollars? Is that not gambling with someone else’s money – your taxes? Barnwell has nothing but her reputation to lose. It is generally the person who says, “Trust me” that I trust the least. Speaking only for myself…I will not vote to keep someone in office who desires to run the county like a ‘for profit’ business.
If Barnwell is so skilled at investing, why hasn’t she made millions investing her own money?
by Judy Sheridan,the Weatherford Democrat, 02/25/14 -
A investment policy for Parker County — proported to help boost county revenues by tens of thousands of dollars — drew discussion but not approval from County Judge Mark Riley and commissioners Monday, less than a week before primary elections.
According to recently appointed Parker County Treasurer Jenny Barnwell, a candidate for office and the revised policy’s author, the proposed policy is more flexible than the current one.
by Lenny Leatherman -
Candidates for public office typically craft their message to form a positive perception in our minds.
That’s understandable. We have a tendency to repeat behavior that achieves a desired outcome. Our local candidates generally follow the same pattern. They each try to convince prospective voters that they are the best candidate.
Unfortunately, most voters do not search beyond superficial campaign rhetoric, and develop a profile of each candidate by listening to what they are saying and asking questions about issues that are relative to the office being sought.
by Lenny Leatherman -
Early voting in the 2014 Primary Election starts February 18th and runs through February 28th.
Do you know for whom you are going to vote … Why?
On what criteria do you base your decision when determining which candidate to support? Here are some questions you may want to consider:
In an interview with CNN, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) explained his opposition to last week’s debt ceiling vote and why he’s willing to take heat from members of his own party if it means standing on principle.
“I am not going to affirmatively consent to giving [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid the authority to do this because it’s irresponsible, it is selling our nation’s future down the road,” Cruz said. “I would like to see all 45 Republicans stand together and actually do what we tell our constituents.”
From Bloomberg.com, By Del Quentin Wilber Feb 20, 2014 -
U.S. gun makers led by Sturm Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (SWHC) churned out a record number of firearms in 2012, government data show, continuing a trend of robust production during Democratic presidencies.
More than 8.57 million guns were produced in 2012, up 31 percent from 6.54 million in 2011, according to data released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which has been tracking the statistics since 1986.