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April 23, 2014

Q&A: The race for WISD Place 6

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Community Involvement:

Member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church.

Serve as Budget and Finance Chair on Austin Executive Board PTA at Austin Elementary.

Serve as Budget and Finance Chair on WISD Council of PTA’s.

Serve as Secretary of Weatherford Youth Association Board of Directors.

Served on Campus Improvement Team at Austin Elementary for 2012-2013 school year.

Serve as the hearing officer for Weatherford Housing Authority.

Why are you running for Weatherford ISD Place 6 trustee?

     I have a firm belief in children and family.  Children are the most precious commodity in our community.  They are our future leaders, parents, school teachers and so much more.  We all have a direct interest in making certain that every child receives a great education and a good foundation in life.  To do so, we must ensure that each child here in Weatherford ISD has every opportunity at success that we are able provide.  It takes so many to make this happen.  No one person alone could set out and accomplish such a feat.  I believe in our kids and want to pull up my sleeves and work to make all possible for them.

     

What are your thoughts on House Bill 5 and its impact on education standards?

     I am very excited that House Bill 5 gives students an opportunity to begin thinking about their future and set some goals.  However, I also like the flexibility that is built into House Bill 5 so that a student can change their mind and change paths.  I love the fact that House Bill 5 requires the parents to be involved in that process with their children.  The most exciting news is that Weatherford ISD will be offering all of the endorsements to students right away.  Not all schools are able to that.  My only concern was whether we currently have enough counselors at WISD to handle this massive undertaking of meeting with each student and counseling them through their plan.

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  • New roads/improvements proposed by CCAC

    Although the initial phases of the project date back three years ago, the Citizen’s Capital Advisory Committee, appointed by the Weatherford City Council, has been working tirelessly through the first and second quarters of this year to come up with viable street projects for the city’s current Transportation Capital Improvement Plan. At a work session Tuesday evening, City of Weatherford Director of Capital Transportation Terry Hughes walked the council through CCAC’s proposed streets projects, which would be funded by a bond that could be voted on in a November election.

    July 30, 2014

  • Jordan Paredes Teen driver facing charge in fatal wreck

    The 19-year-old driver involved in a single-vehicle wreck near Brock last week has been charged with driving while intoxicated and may face additional charges following the Tuesday death of a 16-year-old teen injured in the crash, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jordan Paredes Weatherford boy dies following wreck near Brock

    A 16-year-old Weatherford teen injured in a single-vehicle wreck near Brock last week died Tuesday afternoon at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner. 

    Jordan Paredes, reported by relatives to be in a coma following the wreck, was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m. in the trauma intensive care unit, the medical examiner reported. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0730 one dar truck.jpg SHIPPING OUT

    The Daughters of the American Revolution is all about supporting the military and Saturday morning, District II of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution gathered for a district workshop meeting and to contribute to the United Service Organizations Inc.’s Treats for Troops, which distributes snacks and refreshments to military members traveling through the DFW Airport.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • city graphs.jpg HO council talks water rate increase

    At a regular Hudson Oaks City Council meeting Thursday, Hudson Oaks Assistant City Administrator Chad Janicek presented the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. As a part of the proposal, Janicek presented the council with proposed water utility rate increases, some of which, if approved, would take effect at the beginning of the 2015 fiscal year in October. The second half would take effect in the coming years, still to be determined. As a result, the proposed rate adjustment will occur in two phases.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Julie Witt Parolee accused of embezzling $48,000 from Weatherford attorney

    A paroled paralegal, accused of embezzling more than $48,000 from a Weatherford attorney since November and leaving behind forged documents affecting at least two clients’ legal cases, is in jail again, facing her fourth felony theft charge in 15 years. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Splash Kingdom suspect Water park burglar sought

    Hudson Oaks police are requesting the public’s assistance in catching a burglar who broke into Splash Kingdom Water Park in Hudson Oaks earlier this month. 

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0729 one purple heart group.jpg A Purple Heart County

    County Judge Mark Riley and Parker County commissioners proclaimed Parker County to be a “Purple Heart County” Monday, honoring local veterans and their families in a special ceremony held in the second floor courtroom of the historic courthouse. 

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • WISD to propose tax rate decrease

    Weatherford ISD, which is projected to see a rise in property values, is proposing a one-cent tax rate decrease, which would slightly increase taxes for the average homeowner. 

    July 28, 2014

  • Israel Andrade Illegal indicted for burglary, child indecency

    A Parker County grand jury has indicted a man accused of breaking into a Springtown-area home earlier this month and molesting a sleeping 9-year-old girl.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

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