State Representative Phil King’s COVID-19 Update

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Update from the Texas Workforce Commission

Staggered Access to Unemployment Benefit ServicesOver half a million Texans have filed unemployment claims in the last 18 days as a result of COVID-19. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will soon outpace the total number of claims received in all of 2019.

This unprecedented increase has led to long wait times, overwhelmed call centers and technical issues with the Unemployment Benefit Services portal. TWC staff is working around the clock to expand the capacity to take claims but needs your support. Effective immediately, TWC recommends that Texans stagger their calls and access to the online portal based on applicant’s area codes.

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The Oil That Could

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More than 100 years ago, the Imperial German Army was looking for an all-purpose oil with which to outfit its soldiers. The army wanted oil that could maintain the metallic parts on rifles, but could also be used to condition both the wooden stocks on rifles and the leather gear carried by its troops. In addition, this oil had to be safe enough to treat minor wounds, sores and scratches.

Dr. Helmut Klever, a chemistry professor at the Technical University of Karisruhe, believed he could develop a new type of oil that would meet these stringent demands. Klever also happened to be the son of the founder of Klever Company, a producer of oils and grease from coal.

In 1904, Klever introduced Ballistol, which the army tested and adopted in 1905. For the next 40 years, Ballistol was issued to Imperial Army troops as a general, all-purpose oil with a multitude of functions.

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Henry Golden Boy Texas Tribute: Honoring a Great State

Henry Golden Boy Texas Tribute: Honoring a Great State

“I Wasn’t Born In Texas But I Got Here As Fast As I Could!” is just one of the bumper stickers you’ll see proudly displayed when visiting the Lone Star State. Texas enjoys an impressive history with all kinds of facts and dates worthy of mention in textbooks. However, I prefer to reminisce about our personal history there.

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The Man Who Saw the Pandemic Coming

Will the world now wake up to the global threat of zoonotic diseases?

Nautilus, By Kevin Berger March 12, 2020
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Dennis Carroll doesn’t mean to sound callous when he says the coronavirus outbreak was predictable. And he doesn’t. He sounds sympathetic to people frightened by the outbreak. He has been an eyewitness to people around the world suffering from similar viruses. Most of all, Carroll sounds authoritative.

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GOD BLESS TEXAS – 1836

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GOD BLESS TEXAS WOMEN – THE RUNAWAY SCRAPE

Yesterday was March 13, 2018, and a little more than 100 years since Dilue Rose Harris in her later years wrote her memoirs in the upstairs bedroom of my home at 100 West Stockbridge in Eagle Lake, Texas. This day goes down in history as the first day of the Runaway Scrape in 1836.

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Science Explains How to Cook Frozen Beef for the Perfect Steak Dinner

Throw it straight on the grill, it’ll be as if you never froze it at all.

At the end of a long, hard day, few things satisfy meat eaters more than a juicy, tender cut of steak — as long as they don’t mess it up during the cooking process.

For many people, having a steak dinner means digging into the back of your freezer, pulling out that slab of meat you’ve been saving, and letting it thaw. But food scientist Guy Crosby, a Harvard professor of food chemistry and science editor for America’s Test Kitchen, says the thawing process may actually lessen the flavor and texture of your rib eye, strip, or t-bone.

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The Armed Citizen

AmericanRifleman, March 2, 2020 –

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Armed Citizen Extra

A good Samaritan came to the rescue in Cape Coral, Fla., when a man aggressively followed three woman from a local bar into the streets. The man was acting strange towards the women inside the bar, and when they left the man stalked them. In distress the women yelled for help on the side of the road to a passing truck, which pulled over for them. The driver let the women climb in and the man began to walk up to the truck. When the man approached the truck, the driver warned that he was armed and to stay away. The man then went to his own truck and chased down the truck with the women inside.

The man then passed the truck, moved in front of it, then proceeded to back up and ram the truck repeatedly. The driver of the truck responded to the assault by firing several rounds with a handgun into the man’s tailgate. The driver then held the man at gunpoint until police arrived. Police ruled that the driver was acting in self-defense for himself and the three women the man was stalking. The man was charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for ramming the other truck with his own. (Fox 4 Now, Cape Coral, Fla., 01/24/2020) 

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Good Steward…Honesty?

By Max Arneson, 02/21/2020   Drikas-1B.jpg

Recently at a Candidate Speaking, each Candidate was asked if he had ever been sued. Mr. Drikas gave a one word answer – NO.

Please examine an entry of interest on the Parker County Court Records Inquiry site and enter Drikas’ name: https://txparkerodyprod.tylerhost.net/PublicAccess/Search.aspx?ID=200

Official records show Mr. Drikas lied to approximately 100 attendees with his answer. He lied with no hesitation whatsoever.

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We Deserve The Government We Elect

Is Candidate Drikas being disingenuous, is he merely embellishing his qualifications for County Commissioner, or is he lying? Become informed before you vote –

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Deception #1.
Stagecoach Freightlings, LLC
https://www.truckdrivingjobs.com/companies/58edb45c5ac7b938b6629a48
2103 E FM 1187, Aledo, TX 76008
Candidate Drikas’ Statement: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-dillon-drikas-62142591/

Actual location of phony address: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2103+FM+1187,+Aledo,+TX+76008/@32.6713882,-97.5770104,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x864e0fd655d24e0f:0x3227c9f0d444080c!8m2!3d32.6726566!4d-97.5758823

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Intent to Deceive

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Should the deliberate act of altering a document with the intent to deceive voters be considered unethical behavior?

Should unethical behavior by a person seeking elected office, especially to the office of County Sheriff, be condoned?

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As you can see, the document to the right above was deliberately altered. On a copy of the same document (above left), Sheriff Larry Fowler’s name was removed and replaced by the name Darrell Hull.

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