This system will provide several options to assist in streamlining the electronic process for court hearings, issuing documents, and filing cases by attorneys in a user friendly environment. It will also eliminate the need for so much paper, which is costly.
Is there any thing else you would like to accomplish within the clerk’s office in the next term if elected?
Several years ago, through the approval of Commissioners Court, I implemented a user fee, as allowed by law, to preserve the historical paper documents of Parker County. This fee was supported by a Supreme Court judge who, while researching his southern heritage, found Texas historical books and documents to be deteriorating with some soon to be beyond repair. Parker County’s books are no exception.
Knowing this endeavor would be a costly process, I saved this user fee until such time as enough money would be available to begin the archival process.
That time has come. With commissioner’s approval the project will begin in March 2014. The rich and priceless history of Parker County will be archived to preserve documents such as those signed by Charles Goodnight and others granted land by the governor at that time. I am pleased this project will be completely funded without spending our tax dollars.
Name: Paula Hawkins Durant
Occupation: Administrative assistant to the county clerk.
Family: I have been married to David Durant for 21 years. Our children are Blake, 21, and Bailey, 16.
Educational background: I graduated from Weatherford High School and attended Weatherford College.
Community involvement: I have always been active in youth projects such as PTA and multiple sport booster clubs. We are very involved with anything that has to do with our kids and their activities.
Why do you believe you are the best candidate for the position of Parker County Clerk? Why should a voter cast their ballot for you in the March primary?