Tag Archives: Parker County

Game changer in Texas: Roger Williams switches from Senate race to House

Former Texas Secretary of  State Roger Williams is announcing today that he is switching races ahead of the 2012 GOP primary, moving from the hotly contested Senate race and into the contest in one of Texas’ four new congressional districts, District 33 in north Texas. According to a campaign press release going out today, Roger Williams was recruited into switching races over the past couple of weeks. Continue reading →

Center of Hope – Matthew 25:40

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EPA official is grilled in Range Resources water well case

By Jack Z. Smith

jzsmith@star-telegram.com

Range Resources, which is challenging an Environmental Protection Agency claim that the company’s Barnett Shale natural gas wells contaminated two residential Parker County water wells, is using the EPA’s own statements to buttress its defense.

Range said in recent filings with the Texas Railroad Commission that sworn statements by EPA official John Blevins, director of the enforcement division for the agency’s Dallas regional office, show that it conducted a flawed investigation and isn’t sure that the Fort Worth-based natural gas producer is at fault.

On Dec. 7, the EPA issued an endangerment order against Range, contending that two natural gas wells it drilled in 2009 “caused or contributed” to methane contamination of water wells in southern Parker County owned by residents Steven Lipsky and Rick Hayley in the upscale Silverado subdivision. Methane is the primary component of natural gas.

According to a transcript of a sworn deposition taken Jan. 25 by a Range attorney, Blevins backtracked from that claim. Range was represented by John Riley, an Austin attorney for the Vinson & Elkins law firm. Continue reading →

Update: Route for PFC Austin Skaggs’ Funeral Procession Announced

Hello Patriots! 

The Route has been announced so lets be active in alerting as many people as we know.

This our itinerary for tonight and tomorrow morning.

Friday Night Visitation
Where: Mt. Olivet – 2301 North Sylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111-2998
Time: 6:00-9:00 ** come and go at your leisure
What: we will be “standing guard” outside in respect and to make sure there will not be any protestors
Who: we will be joined with other 912 and TEA Party groups from the N. Texas area. Please wear your PC TEA Party shirt if you have one. Continue reading →

Replace Judge Choate with Faye Lippincott

by Lenny Leatherman

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My wife Sharon and I want to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to Judge Jayne Choate for her many years of outstanding service as Justice of the Peace (JP) in Precinct 2.

Judge Choate turned down requests from many Parker County residents who wanted her to serve another term. I believe they wanted Jayne to run again because they know the  real Jayne Choate. They know Jayne as one who reflects the goodness and decency that is Parker County.

Thank you Judge Choate – you have helped make Parker County a great place to live and to raise a family.

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District Clerk has big plans for final year in office

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from the Office of County Judge Mark Riley

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With one year remaining in her term, Parker County District Clerk Elvera Johnson says she has been truly blessed to serve Parker County for the past 11 years and while she will not seek reelection, she has one final endeavor planned for her final year in office.

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Parker County leading the way in government transparency

Parker County ~ Judge Mark Riley

Parker County is one of only 12 counties in the State of Texas to meet the recommendations set out by Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs regarding transparency in government, according to the comptroller’s web site, http://www.window.state.tx.us/comptrol/checkup/counties.php.

Parker County’s web site, www.co.parker.tx.us contains not only the current county budget, but also a link to the county’s certified annual financial report along with the county’s searchable check register, also known as a Department Payment Register, which shows where and how the taxpayer dollars are spent. These are all requirements for meeting the comptroller’s transparency recommendations.

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Weatherford College Update

The Weatherford College New Parking Lot was to have been opened by August 24 (Day Class Began).

Today its still not open.

Board Meeting yesterday Chairman and several other Board Members Jumped on the Rep. for Jacobs Engineering. They were requesting a change order for approx. $12,000 for landscaping etc. Well – information has it, this is due to the City of W’ford Ordinance (which has been in place several years) that if you cut down a tree, you have to
replace it.

Guess who did not check this out?

Kind of like the time Jacobs was wanting to put a modular building on top of the WC Tennis courts.
The City Ordinances said no modular type building allowed unless temporary
and the OLD Board was seriously looking at this until a crowd of people
objected at a board meeting. DUH.

The new board told Jacobs the WC Taxpayers were not going to pay for their $12K goof.

Hooray for the new Board!!!!!
They are standing up for the taxpayer and by the way — they added new jobs and cut taxes for this new fiscal year. Yea!!!!!