Tag Archives: Mark Riley

‘Taxing the tax’?

Officials reviewing fees county charges people using credit, debit cards

Dusty Renfro

Dusty Renfro

From the Weatherford Democrat, by Judy Sheridan, 11/13/13 –

After purchasing a new car, Precinct 4 Commissioner Dusty Renfro set to work reducing the amount Parker County residents pay the county when they use credit cards for county transactions.

He first broached the subject during budget discussions, when he told the court he went back for his checkbook when an auto registration clerk told him how much extra he would pay for using plastic.

“I turned right around and went home,” he said.

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County commissioners bicker about policy changes

From Weatherford Democrat, by Judy Sheridan CNHI, January 25, 2012 – 

PARKER COUNTY — Some called it politics, a personal issue between Judge Mark Riley and Precinct 3 Commissioner John Roth — who frequently lock horns — but whatever the motive, Parker County Commissioners voted Monday to clip the wings of outgoing elected officials who seek reimbursement for out-of-county travel.

Separately, they also voted to reimburse officials for total fuel costs, instead of on a per mile basis. The new policy applies to those who receive a monthly vehicle allowance and for those provided with a county-owned vehicle.

Both motions were made by Riley and seconded by Precinct 1 Commissioner George Conley.

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Too little, too late?

Precinct Three Commissioner John Roth

Commissioner Roth says slow go on county budget –

The Weatherford Democrat, Judy Sheridan, Tue Aug 30, 2011

WEATHERFORD — Judge Mark Riley’s fiscal year 2011-12 proposed county budget was filed in the clerk’s office July 29, three days ahead of the Aug. 1 deadline, according to County Spokesman Joel Kertok. It was posted online Aug. 2.

But interpreting that budget for county commissioners and discussing it in a public forum are long overdue, according to Precinct 3 Commissioner John Roth. Continue reading →

Guest ed: Brinkley supports County Judge Mark Riley

by Joe Brinkley, Commissioner, Precinct 2

First appeared in Weatherford Telegram

Posted Monday, Feb. 22, 2010


Occasionally in this life we meet someone who consistently believes their individual wisdom is greater than the wisdom of the whole.

Fortunately, this happens only occasionally. My fellow Commissioner John Roth of Precinct 3 used this space last week in an attempt to convince Parker County residents that he alone knows what is best for you, the taxpayer.

Considering this, I would like to summarize for you some, but not all, of the positive actions of Parker County Government under the leadership of County Judge Mark Riley.

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