Court calls involuntary annex election

Weatherford Democrat, Maggie Fraser, 04/09/2018 –

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WD PhotoMembers of the Stop Involuntary Annexation in Parker County group gathered Monday at the courthouse to see the commissioners court call an election on the issue of involuntary annexation.

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.

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A year in, Trump’s pick makes waves at high court

The Hill, by Lydia Wheeler, 04/04/18 –

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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.

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City residents concerned over downtown bypass

By Christin Coyne ccoyne@weatherforddemocrat.com

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A number of people showed up Tuesday night to share their concerns about plans for the redirecting traffic off the Weatherford downtown square. WD photo/Christin Coyne

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A group of Weatherford residents showed up to the Weatherford City Council meeting Tuesday evening to voice their concerns about a plans to move traffic off the Weatherford downtown square.
The city earlier this month announced that it received $11.5 million in state and local government funding for the northern bypass that expected to help the city move traffic off the downtown square.
Weatherford plans to work with impacted residents to develop a route for the southern downtown bypass.

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Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

The Daily SignalJohn G. Malcolm / / Amy Swearer / /

Global statistics show that higher rates of gun ownership are not associated with higher rates of violent crime. (Photo: DmyTo/Getty Images)

In the wake of the tragic murder of 17 innocent students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students, educators, politicians, and activists are searching for solutions to prevent future school shootings.

As emotions morph from grief to anger to resolve, it is vitally important to supply facts so that policymakers and professionals can fashion solutions based on objective data rather than well-intended but misguided emotional fixes.

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Juveniles Sought in Criminal Mischief March 14, 2018.

by on March 14, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

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.

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DACA Is a Cheap Amnesty Ploy

The Daily Caller, Ken Cuccinelli, Febuary 28, 2018 –

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Every year, millions of families make the trip to one of Disney’s famous amusement parks. Thousands of parents diligently save to bring their young children on the vacation of a lifetime.

Honeymooning newlyweds stroll the streets of “The Happiest Place on Earth,” snapping pictures with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy. Some visitors even pick up a season pass to enjoy this magical place all year round.

But what if there was an easier way to enter Disney World? What if your status as a child under the age of 16 entitled you to a lifetime pass? And what if that pass not only entitled you to free entry but automatic access to every one of Disney’s special VIP perks?

And what if the only condition was that you have a parent carry you into the park? Sound unfair?

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How One Man Invented the Conservative Movement

William F. Buckley Jr. founded National Review magazine, which helped build a new conservative consensus during the post-war years. (Photo: Everett Collection/Newscom)

Is it really a decade since the passing of William F. Buckley Jr., who wrote more and debated more and mentored more than any other conservative in the 20th century?

Consider these accomplishments: author of over 50 best-selling books of nonfiction and fiction that introduced the CIA hero Blackford Oakes to the world; writer of 5,600 newspaper columns totaling 4.5 million words in eloquent defense of the conservative paradigm; host of the weekly TV program “Firing Line” that for 33 years and 1,504 programs enabled him to eviscerate the leading liberals in the land.

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Florida’s ‘Teacher Of The Year’ Bluntly Explains Why School Violence Is Out Of Control

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog

by Tyler Durden, February 19, 2018 –

Kelly Guthrie Raley has been teaching for 20 years and currently educates kids at Eustis Middle School in Lake County, Florida. Just last month she was named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year.

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Okay, I’ll be the bad guy and say what no one else is brave enough to say, but wants to say. I’ll take all the criticism and attacks from everyone because you know what? I’m a TEACHER. I live this life daily. And I wouldn’t do anything else! But I also know daily I could end up in an active shooter situation.

A phony resume will pop like a balloon when poked with the truth

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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.

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Constitution 101: The Judiciary and Judicial Review

The Tenth Amendment Center, February 16,2018

supreme-court-1200[1].jpgThe federal judiciary has arguably become the most powerful branch of the general government. Opinions issued by nine politically connected lawyers have redefined marriage throughout the entire United States, authorized the internment of American citizens and dictated what kinds of decorations cities can display in their parks.

Federal courts were never intended to wield this kind of power and control. In Federalist #78, Alexander Hamilton argued that judiciary would operate as the weakest branch of the federal government.

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