Category Archives: Parker County Issues

Mission volunteers provide hope for local homeowners

Mineral Wells Index –
Jul 6, 2017 Updated 6 hrs ago

It has been a long, long time since Sandra Caldwell’s dream home has seen a coat of paint. Neither she nor her husband have been able to keep up with their aging home.

That changed this week, thanks to the Mineral Wells Summer Mission project working on Caldwell’s home and three others in the Pasadena Heights area.

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Multistate Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks, 2017

CDC, June 1, 2017 –

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Outbreak Advisory

  • CDC, many state departments of health and agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are investigating eight multistate outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks.
    • These outbreaks are caused by several kinds of Salmonella bacteria: Salmonella Braenderup, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Hadar, Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i-, Salmonella Indiana, Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Mbandaka, and Salmonella Typhimurium.

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After Transgender Sensitivity Training Becomes Mandatory in the Army, Delta Force Operator Issues Reality Check

All soldiers in the U.S. Army are now required to take a 50-minute course on transgender sensitivity training.

Independent Journal Review wanted to know what veterans who have trained thousands of soldiers to fight in combat think about the news.

We spoke with U.S. Army Master Sergeant (Ret.) and Delta Force Operator Dale Comstock.

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Comstock has seen more war than the average American can wrap their head around. In fact, he’s served in every major campaign from Grenada in 1983 to present day conflicts.

Comstock said:

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Herring captures gold at National Senior Games

Herring captures gold at National Senior Games

Marvin Herring, 79, has been running his whole life and has no plans of slowing down.

Herring competed in the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama, June 8-10 and captured the gold medal in the 800-meters in the 80-84 age group.

Herring’s time of 3:22.10 is currently the best in the nation and the third highest in the history of the Senior Games that goes back to 1987.

Herring competed in the heat and humidity of Alabama and attributes his training to his success in the preliminaries and the finals.

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Can Electronic Voting Systems Be Trusted

Hays County in Texas Lost 1,800 Electronic Ballots

From Dr. Laura Pressley

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As Trump addresses NRA, some gun owners concerned about going too far

The Christian Science Monitor, by

A shift in thought –The week Trump becomes the first president to address the NRA in more than 30 years, a new poll shows a majority of gun owners do not support some of the gun lobby’s more aggressive positions.

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April 28, 2017 Jesse Nolte once had a federal firearms license so he could legally sell guns. As a younger man, he competed in cowboy action shooting contests – shooting pistol, rifle, and shotgun in quick succession – which he calls “lots of fun.”

But Friday may be a highlight of his gun-carrying career.

The Pittsburgh native was awaiting President Trump’s speech here at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in downtown Atlanta – the first time a sitting president has addressed the chief gun lobby since President Ronald Reagan in 1983.

A “Government Shutdown” May Be a Good Thing

Tenth Amendment Center, 04/27/2017 –

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Bible Lacking Sinner’s Prayer Returned For Full Refund

From The Babylon Bee, August 16, 2016 –

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WILSON, NC—After purchasing a defective Bible that seemed to omit the sinner’s prayer—apparently due to some kind of printing error—local woman Gayle Dunsby reportedly returned the incomplete book to her local LifeWay Christian Store for a full refund Tuesday.

Thank you Senator Burton for the update

Friends,

The legislative session is approaching its final phase, and there is much you need to know about the good things happening in Austin for SD 10 and all Texans. The Texas Senate has been hard at work and soon we will begin considering the bills we have received from our colleagues in the Texas House.

Here are a few highlights of the priority bills the Texas Senate has passed out thus far:

SB 1 – Conservative state budget that does not tap Rainy Day Fund
SB 2 – Sweeping property tax reform
SB 3 – Targeted school choice program
SB 4 – Eliminating “Sanctuary City” policies
SB 6 – Codifying longstanding bathroom policies statewide
SB 8 – Prohibiting partial-birth abortion and fetal tissue sales
SB 9 – Stricter state spending limit (Population times Inflation)
SB 11 – Major CPS reforms
SB 12 – Grant program to provide protective vests for police
SB 16 – Significantly lowering cost for a handgun license
SB 17 – Franchise tax reduction
SB 19 – Freezing college tuition and controlling future growth

We still have much work to do before the last day of session. I will continue to fight for taxpayers and commonsense, limited government principles until the legislature heads home!

In Liberty,

P.S. I have been sending text message alerts on priority bills for SD 10 as it happens to keep folks up-to-date throughout session. So, grab your cell phone right now and text KONNI to 97000 to join in!

White House Ends Bar Association’s Role in Vetting Judges

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, received the American Bar Association’s highest rating. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has sent the American Bar Association into exile, ending the group’s semiofficial role in evaluating candidates for the federal bench.

In a statement on Friday announcing the development, Linda A. Klein, the group’s president, said it had provided prenomination evaluations of potential judicial candidates to every administration since that of Dwight D. Eisenhower, with the sole exception of that of George W. Bush.

The bar association recently gave its highest rating to Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. The administration and Republican senators have repeatedly relied on the endorsement as proof that Judge Gorsuch deserved to be confirmed.

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