Little Rock, AR – The following statement may be attributed to Governor Mike Huckabee:
“Huck PAC and I are proud to endorse Phil King for re-election as Texas State Representative in District 61.
“Since his election in 1998, Phil has made a lasting impact on Texas public policy; serving as the Chairman of the Regulated Industries Committee, one of the key committees in the Texas House, for three legislative sessions.
From the Weatherford Democrat, by Judy Sheridan, April 10,2012
WEATHERFORD — All salary increases for Parker County employees must comply with the county’s step and grade policy and can only be granted if previously approved in the budget process, according to a motion made by Judge Mark Riley, seconded by Commissioner George Conley and passed 4-0 by commissioners Monday.
The court also voted to have the judge appoint a committee to study the salary structure for the county and bring the committee back to the court for approval.
In a second motion, made by Riley and seconded by Commissioner Craig Peacock, the court appointed assistant county auditor Ron Stokes to chair and recommend members for a committee that will develop a policy for vehicle replacement.
Riley and commissioners Conley, Peacock and Dusty Renfro voted in favor of the measures. Commissioner John Roth was absent.
I am Jim Carroll and I am announcing my candidacy for Parker County Commissioner Precinct 3. A lifelong Republican, I was raised by my grandparents in Smackover, AR. I later attended college at Kilgore Junior College in Kilgore, TX. and completed by BA degree in Criminal Justice at Northeast Louisiana University. After Graduation I spent a brief period as a municipal police officer and as an Agent with the U.S. Border Patrol before taking a position as a Trooper with the Arkansas State Police.
Today I am announcing my intention to seek the Republican nomination for Parker County Commissioner Precinct 1, to reflect the conservative values of Parker County, and respectfully represent the people of Parker County.
Over the past year, numerous residents of our county have encouraged me to run for County Commissioner and after prayerful consideration I have decided to enter the race. Continue reading →
Former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams is announcing today that he is switching races ahead of the 2012 GOP primary, moving from the hotly contested Senate race and into the contest in one of Texas’ four new congressional districts, District 33 in north Texas. According to a campaign press release going out today, Roger Williams was recruited into switching races over the past couple of weeks. Continue reading →
By Jack Z. Smith
Range Resources, which is challenging an Environmental Protection Agency claim that the company’s Barnett Shale natural gas wells contaminated two residential Parker County water wells, is using the EPA’s own statements to buttress its defense.
Range said in recent filings with the Texas Railroad Commission that sworn statements by EPA official John Blevins, director of the enforcement division for the agency’s Dallas regional office, show that it conducted a flawed investigation and isn’t sure that the Fort Worth-based natural gas producer is at fault.
On Dec. 7, the EPA issued an endangerment order against Range, contending that two natural gas wells it drilled in 2009 “caused or contributed” to methane contamination of water wells in southern Parker County owned by residents Steven Lipsky and Rick Hayley in the upscale Silverado subdivision. Methane is the primary component of natural gas.
According to a transcript of a sworn deposition taken Jan. 25 by a Range attorney, Blevins backtracked from that claim. Range was represented by John Riley, an Austin attorney for the Vinson & Elkins law firm. Continue reading →
This our itinerary for tonight and tomorrow morning.
Friday Night Visitation
Where: Mt. Olivet – 2301 North Sylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111-2998
Time: 6:00-9:00 ** come and go at your leisure
What: we will be “standing guard” outside in respect and to make sure there will not be any protestors
Who: we will be joined with other 912 and TEA Party groups from the N. Texas area. Please wear your PC TEA Party shirt if you have one. Continue reading →
by Lenny Leatherman
My wife Sharon and I want to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to Judge Jayne Choate for her many years of outstanding service as Justice of the Peace (JP) in Precinct 2.
Judge Choate turned down requests from many Parker County residents who wanted her to serve another term. I believe they wanted Jayne to run again because they know the real Jayne Choate. They know Jayne as one who reflects the goodness and decency that is Parker County.
Thank you Judge Choate – you have helped make Parker County a great place to live and to raise a family.
from the Office of County Judge Mark Riley
With one year remaining in her term, Parker County District Clerk Elvera Johnson says she has been truly blessed to serve Parker County for the past 11 years and while she will not seek reelection, she has one final endeavor planned for her final year in office.