Candidate thanks voters for constable election
I wish to express my gratitude to the wonderful and encouraging Parker County neighbors and residents of Precinct 4 for your support and for the compliment of being elected as your next constable. We are more than just the southeast quadrant of Parker County. We are a community that tips their hats and waves hello. We are a courteous and faithful community that respects each other; and I want to thank all of you, no matter who you voted for in this election, for being true to the these qualities. They are qualities that set you apart. They are qualities of a people that bring out the best in a community and will bring out the best in me as your constable. They are qualities that make me want to serve you.
This campaign was the longest primary in the history of the State of Texas. We have all weathered this political storm and come through on the other end. I want to thank my opponents for running a spirited campaign and for their honest desire to serve you.
Again, I am flattered and grateful for the responsibilities you have entrusted to me. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work for you.
Parker County Precinct 4
Area resident will challenge Rep. King in November race
My name is Matthew Britt and I am running for State Representative for District 61 (Parker and Wise counties) against Rep. Phil King.
Having lived in District 61 my entire life, a product of both the community and schools of the area, I have a deep understanding of the values shared by local Texans. I have been a student of Decatur High School, Weatherford College, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Texas.
At this crucial time in our state’s history, we must fight even harder than before to maintain our integrity. Our education budget has been slashed, our legislators are often caught in unethical acts, and the well-being of our families is at risk.
Because of this, I believe it is time to take action and stand up to Austin. We must tell them that we care for our students, our families, and our state. My campaign is based upon the wants and needs of the communities of District 61.
On my website, www.matthewbritt2012.com, I will take your feedback and opinions and make sure that it will be expressed in Austin if I am elected. We can no longer have out of touch, career politicians representing us, it is time for the people to have a true say. I hope that you will join me in the fight to secure our children’s future, reclaim our government, and protect the well-being of our community and our families.
Candidate thanks voters for constable election
NOW HEAR THIS: Put a muffler on it
I suppose I live a somewhat pampered life down on the “pore farm” – far away from the noise, traffic and hustle and bustle of urban life. For me it is a wonderful thing and a blessing to savor.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to all who help
Thanks to all the nice people who stop to help me with things I can’t do, as sometimes I need three hands because I always have a cane in one of them.
KELLY: What do you think?
This is a word we hear a lot these days in political discussion. I thought I would look up the definition of compromise in the Oxford.
TISCIONE: The love of God
John 3:16 is now the second most-frequently quoted verse of the Bible. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republican propaganda v. Democrat lies
Some folks prefer lies above all else. On Feb. 23, 2009, President Obama said, “I’m pledging today to cut the deficit that we inherited in half by the end of my first term.”
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Live by the Blue Belles creed
On Jan. 17, there was an article published in the Dallas Morning News that attacked one of the premier organizations in Parker County. The Weatherford Democrat published a similar article on Feb. 5, with a follow up article on Feb. 27.
NOW HEAR THIS: Celebrating our independence
Many of you reading today’s paper will not remember that today is the anniversary of one of boldest steps ever taken by the people of Texas – declaring our independence from Mexico under the centralist military dictatorial rule of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Special Roos make Weatherford proud
The Weatherford Special Roos, composed of special education students, and an equal number of students with no handicap problems, competed in the National Special Olympics Bowling Tournament at Reno, Nev., this past week.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Barnwell, Johnson receive writers' support
I applaud Parker County Treasurer Jenny Barnwell for her efforts to increase the county’s revenue, as evidenced by her recent proposal to commissioners’ court.
NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: Living words upon our hearts
As the primary elections approach, I feel like I’m awash in endless, irrational political rhetoric and have turned a deaf-ear to it all. In contrast, as I celebrated Presidents’ Day last week, the poetry of Emily Dickinson reminded me of the staying power of our nation’s most important words:
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