Weatherford Democrat

Front Page

February 14, 2014

Q&A: The race for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace

(Continued)

Willow Park City Council (member); Willow Park Planning & Zoning (former commissioner); Willow Park Fire Department Board of Directors (former member); El Lago City Council (former member); Aledo Lions Club; Republican party; former volunteer tax assessor/collector for the City of El Lago; East Parker County Chamber Association; Center of Hope volunteer; Snack Pack volunteer for Aledo students.

What will be your top three priorities if elected justice of the peace and what steps will you take to achieve those goals?

A. My first priority would be to achieve an organized transition of responsibilities and ensure that any deadlines or critical hearings or functions are identified and handled. The steps to achieve this goal would be: (1) attend court hearings; (2) set up meetings with key personnel; and (3) review any pending deadlines from the court docket and from staff personnel.

B. My second priority would be to begin a study and assessment of the office to increase efficiency and productivity. The steps to achieve this goal include: (1) studying the job descriptions of each staff member; (2) interviewing each staff member; (3) obtaining staff input, concerns and opinions; (4) developing a working best practices manual; and (5) initiating weekly staff meetings to coordinate activities within the office and to identify and resolve issues before they become problems.

C. My third goal is to work with the community at large. I will invite and listen to input from organizations, parents and teachers and continually strive to improve the legal services provided by the justice of peace court.

How can court efficiency or other areas of court operations be improved and what are your plans to do so if elected?

Court efficiency is addressed above in items (a) through (c). I will honor the public trust. I will not have any competing individual law practice. I will be a full-time judge and I will continually strive to be fair and impartial and improve organization and efficiency. I will not decide an issue hastily or on emotion. Each time I take the bench I will remind myself of Deuteronomy 1:16: “And I charged your judges at the time, saying, hear the causes between our brethren and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.”

Text Only
Front Page
  • 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

  • DSC_9754.jpg Home destroyed by fire

    WEATHERFORD – A fire that broke out Monday on the 700 block of Cimmaron Trail in Horseshoe Bend ended in the complete loss of a family’s home.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 one before-after.jpg Almost there...

    As a two-room schoolhouse with two school teachers conducting grades 1-9, the Mount Pleasant Colored School has had a humble beginning.

    July 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • Woman hit on interstate identified

    A woman killed early Friday morning while walking on Interstate 30 near the Parker - Tarrant county line has been identified as 29-year-old Ashley Wright of Weatherford, according to information released Saturday by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

    July 26, 2014

  • Five teens hospitalized after wreck

    Alcohol may have been involved in a wreck Wednesday near Brock that sent five teens to the hospital, including two with life-threatening injuries, according to information from the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

    July 25, 2014

  • Woman killed while walking on interstate

    A woman, who had not been identified as of Friday afternoon, was killed early Friday morning while walking on Interstate 30 near the Parker - Tarrant county line, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

    July 25, 2014

  • Rates of the rise?

    As part of an ongoing discussion, the City of Weatherford Municipal Utilities Board Thursday was taken through part two of the rate-making process for the city’s proposed capital improvement plan. The result of this plan will have a direct impact on utility rates for city customers. 

    July 24, 2014

  • Hospital board moves closer to building ambulance station

    The Parker County Hospital District Board of Directors took steps Wednesday to advertise and accept bids for the construction of a Brock-area ambulance station. 

    July 24, 2014

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks