Weatherford Democrat, Maggie Fraser, 04/09/2018 –
The Parker County Commissioners Court called an election on Monday that will allow voters outside a city’s limits to decide whether or not that city can annex their land, the first election of its kind in Texas history.
Stop Involuntary Annexation in Parker County collected far more than the required number of signatures for a petition to call the election in November, Elections Administrator Don Markum told the court.
The required number of signatures was 8,926, and the elections office received 15,026 signatures.
The Hill, by Lydia Wheeler, 04/04/18 –
Nearly one year into his tenure, Neil Gorsuch seems to be having the time of his life.
The Supreme Court’s newest justice is reveling in his role, diving into arguments with gusto and so far fulfilling the expectation that he would be a rock-ribbed conservative in the mold of his predecessor, the late Antonin Scalia.
In doing so, he’s shaken up the dynamics of the highest court in the land.
CRIME OF THE WEEK
Parker County Sheriff’s Investigators are seeking the identity of the juveniles who own two bicycles, left at the scene of a criminal mischief call.
On Monday, March 12, Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 200-block of Sandy Oaks Road, in Springtown, around 3 p.m.
The complainant stated four males, possibly juveniles, were reportedly inside an abandoned trailer house, damaging the house and property.
Deputies located four young males at the cul-de-sac near the abandoned home, and attempted to make contact with them. When the juveniles observed the deputies approaching them, they dropped two of the bikes, fled on foot and jumped into a ravine.
Soon it will be time to vote in the mid-term election. Several people have asked for my opinion on the candidates. While I am always willing to make a recommendation, may I suggest you give my opinion a weight of about 20% and the remaining 80% to verifiable facts that you actually examine for yourself.
National Review, by Victor Davis Hanson February 13, 2018 4:00 AM
What is the endgame to never-ending wrongdoing?
Provided by The Hill, By Morgan Chalfant – 02/06/18
Few people have heard of Michael Horowitz, but that’s about to change.
Horowitz, the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general, is an increasingly critical player in the controversy surrounding the FBI, President Trump and the Russia investigation.
With little fanfare, he has been conducting a sprawling probe of the FBI’s handling of the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. His full report, which could set off shockwaves, is expected by the early spring.
See ‘Aledo ISD evaluating failed bond election’ below
This is in no way a criticism of Michael Baselice. He did precisely what he was hired to do, and that is to show the Aledo ISD School Board why their November bond election was resoundingly defeated. I believe they already knew why it failed.
After reading this article, I have some questions:
Why was this survey conducted after the bond election and not before – If you do not want the truth don’t ask the question!
Lack of information and transparency – What reason could there possibly be?
I can think of only one reason for a lack of information and transparency; the intent to deceive! I suspect there was reason to believe that the bond proposals would fail if ALL pertinent information was made available to tax payers!
Property taxes – What percentage of those who voted for this bond proposal pay property taxes, and what percentage does not?
Michael Baselice, President & CEO of Baselice Associates, a public opinion research firm, presented the board with the results of the survey via conference call during a Thursday meeting.
After agreeing to a contract for library services for non-Weatherford residents over the next year, the Weatherford City Council Tuesday took steps to form a task force to seek more funding from the county for library services county-wide.
The interlocal agreement was tabled by the council on Oct. 10 after council member Heidi Wilder and others balked at signing a contract that left the library without a funding increase despite requests from the city.
To those who contemplate trespassing on private property near Garner, Texas –
It would be a really good idea to:
Update your will.
Purchase and wear body armor.
Smile for the cameras that are strategically place throughout the property.
And …before you go, notify your next of kin.
The very least you should expect to happen to you is that you WILL be prosecuted for Criminal Trespass.
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