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March 2, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Special Roos make Weatherford proud

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We are the Republican model of personal accountability. We take care of ourselves, our family, our family of faith, and our community.  In the event that all of those fail, we provide tax dollars to provide the final safety net for those that need a hand.

There’s been lots of talk and now it’s time to sort the rhetoric from the record. On Tuesday, please join me in voting for the best candidate in each position to represent our party in November.

If you have questions, please give me a call at 817-594-5029. If you need a ride to the polls, please call headquarters at 817-599-0711. Please vote in the primary. The process is incomplete without you!

Zan Prince, Parker County Republican Chair

Barnwell has the credentials, experience

Dear Editor,

For the past 18 years, Parker County has not had strong leadership with regards to portfolio management. Due to this, taxes have gone up seven out of 10 years. It is time Parker County emerged from the dark ages into the 21st Century. It is time to demand the taxpayers monies are handled responsibly. Status quo is no longer acceptable.

For years there have been $63 million dollars sitting idle in pools yielding almost nothing. That means no interest income has been generated back to Parker County. Keep in mind this is your tax money and should be working as hard as you do, each and every day. That has not been the case for the past 18 years.

With today’s interest rates, each day your tax dollar remains in the pool that is yielding about 0.03 percent ($300 per year per million dollars) costs the county about $1,200 per day. If you multiply that by 18 years, the numbers are staggering. It also will draw a clear picture of why responsible management is key to keeping taxes from going up and up and up. Tick-tock …

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