From WISDbond.com, May 20, 2013 -
In a quick and somewhat hushed up special board meeting last Friday the Weatherford Independent School District Board of Trustees did one good thing by swearing in their newest board member Dr. Joshua Tarbay. However, they also granted Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks with the ability to finalize a land purchase deal in the amount of $1.25 million.
May 09 PCRW Meeting
Guest Speaker: AFP-Texas State Director Peggy Venable
Peggy Venable is Texas Director for Americans for Prosperity, the premier grassroots organization in the country. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has over 2.3 million activists committed to educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens as advocates in the public policy process. Americans for Prosperity-Texas has over 120,000 activists who support free market public policies. She has served as a taxpayer advocate in Texas for 20 years.
When: May 7th
Where: Victory Baptist Church, 1311 E. Bankhead Dr., Weatherford, TX
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
The WISD $107,320,000.00 Bond and Trustee Election is this Saturday – May 11th
If you are in the WISD this effects you!
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Contact: (817) 381-8282
For Immediate Release –
May 2, 2013
King Passes Spending Cap Amendment
AUSTIN – Today, State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) successfully amended H.B. 7, a bill dealing with certain revenues and accounts, to put in place a more stringent spending cap for the legislature.
From Star-Telegram, By Tom Korosec (Bloomberg News) 04/23/13 – Range Resources Corp. won an appeals court’s permission to pursue defamation and business disparagement claims against a Parker County landowner who accused the company of fouling his water well.
In a ruling Tuesday, the Texas Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth let stand two of Range’s claims against Steven Lipsky, who filed suit against the company in 2011.
However, the appeals panel also ordered the Weatherford trial court to dismiss all Range’s claims against Lipsky’s wife, Shyla, and Alisa Rich, an environmental consultant for the Lipskys. It also set aside claims of aiding and abetting and civil conspiracy against Steven Lipsky.
Event: Boy Scout Troop 1228 Awards James T. Sorah and Jacob T. Sorah Rank of Eagle Scout
Date and Time: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 6:00 pm
Location: Hilltop Family Church, Springtown, Texas
Point of Contact: Jay and Karen Sorah, 817-220-0371, Karen@familylearningtogether.com
James and Jacob Sorah twin brothers of Boy Scout Troop 1228 of Springtown, Eagle Scout rank recipients, began scouting together at the age of 7 as Cub Scouts. Native Texans born in Fort Worth, they have resided in Springtown with their family for over ten years.
By Senator Blutarsky
Ref: Frank Williford’s post – Taxpayers will not be on the hook for ONLY 107 million –
Frank – excellent analysis. I concur. But Parker-Weatherford voters have the usual case of “normalcy bias”. They refuse to think that things – society, finance, life in general – might be anything but normal, with an occasional thundercloud, but “normal”. So they set themselves up to be deceived by (take your pick- the school board, city council, county commissioners court, State Rep or Senator), who advocate unscrupulous spending and financing schemes.
This boondoggle in particular is being peddled with the usual sad, weak emotional appeal of ” its for the children “………….riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight………. The same “children” who might grow up and inherit a colossal , oppressive debt ?
By Frank Williford – I expect the low key media treatment given to the proposed $107 million WISD bond issue has not generated enough serious thought by taxpayers. How much will taxes go up is not the most critical issue, even though it is important and an immediate 10% rise is estimated. A closer look at details of the proposed issue will startle you.
First taxpayers will not be on the hook for “only” $107 million. This figure is the base borrowing amount. When principle and interest are factored in, the tax payers will be liable for 1/2 Billion (yes Billion) dollars over the next 40 years.
From Star-Telegram, By Jim Fuquay, 04/02/13 – Range Resources Corp.’s lawsuit against Parker County homeowners who accused the Fort Worth-based producer of fouling their water well should go back to a Weatherford state district court, the 2nd Court of Appeals in Fort Worth ruled this week.
It’s the latest development in a proceeding that has included a high-profile enforcement action in 2010 that was later withdrawn by the Environmental Protection Agency against Fort Worth-based Range.
Candidate Press Release for Immediate Publication
My name is Dr. Joshua J. Tarbay and it is with great pleasure, that I announce my candidacy for WISD School Board of Trustees Place 5.
A little about me:
- Loving husband and father of 2 WISD sweethearts
- Volunteer coach of my daughter’s soccer team
- Volunteer as a “Watchdog” at Mary Martin Elementary
- Active member of St. Stephens church
- Earned Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration
- Chairman of the Health and Physical Education Department at Tarrant County College NW campus