Support Republican Party precinct chairs
I serve on the Parker County Republican Party Executive Committee with 44 individuals that commit their time, talents and even their own dollars to telling the Republican story. We meet every month to take care of the local Republican Party business. We work the election polls; you see the precinct chairs during every county and national election. We register voters from Springtown to Aledo to Brock, all around our county. We answer questions and provide voter education, and we encourage everyone to vote in every election!
All Republicans are encouraged to come to the meetings on the first Thursday of the month, in the Arlene Strain community room at Weatherford College 7 p.m. This primary season, several of our dedicated, faithful precinct chairs have been challenged by individuals that have never been involved or volunteered in the Republican Party. We would encourage their involvement in starting the journey alongside the veterans of the Republican Party to learn from the years of experience and dedication.
In this campaign, there’s a clear choice for your values to be represented in our local Republican Party leadership. Please join me in supporting the following Parker County residents.
Betty L. Reinert in precinct 425
Marvin Herring in precinct 400
Jim Trainor in precinct 345
Robin Gentry in precinct 350
Jennie Little for precinct 215.
These individuals are making a difference daily in our community, and I ask you to go all the way to the end of your ballot and vote for them on July 31. Or, vote early from July 23 to 27.
Voting is freedom, in action!
Republican Chair Precinct 300
Cast votes for Larry Walden for Precinct 3 commissioner
My son and I would like to urge the voters of Parker County Precinct 3 to vote for Larry Walden in the run-off election on July 31. We believe Larry has the qualifications to be a successful commissioner who will represent all of the residents of this precinct, whether they live in the city of Weatherford or in the unincorporated county.
Larry is a successful businessman with experience in management and in working with employees and the public. He is familiar with the oil and gas industry and won’t let them get by with damaging our roads. He knows the business of agriculture and will stand up for our private property rights. He knows the school business after serving over 30 years as a Parker County educator. He values the history of our area and the people who live here.
We have lived in this area for 42 years and have found Larry Walden to be a man with character, honesty and good judgement — all the qualities we need in a commissioner.
Helen Parks and David Meals,
Rep. Phil King must go
The population of Texas has risen dramatically in recent years. To see this, one need only look at the fact that Texas recently gained four more Congressional districts in the last census!
With such massive numbers of people coming to this state, the implication is a dramatic increase in the number of students enrolling in Texas’ public schools. At the same time that the schools are being flooded with new students, Rep. Phil King and other members of the state legislature have been trying to strangle the public school system by cutting the state education budget. This policy is simply not logical.
We need representatives that understand the needs of the individual school districts and state education system at large, and it appears as though Phil King simply does not meet this criterion. Investing in education will only produce a sounder and more robust economy.
In addition to the budget cuts, Phil King this past legislative session voted to reduce legal protections for teachers, voted to increase classroom sizes, and voted to eliminate the state minimum salary schedule. Phil King has clearly declared war on education, and the citizens of District 61 must let their voices be heard. Education simply cannot move forward with Phil King on the throne. I encourage the citizens of Wise and Parker counties to vote him out of office this November.
Landon M. Hankins,
The secret to summer heat: greed
You learn the most amazing things reading the newspaper.
Texas’ summer heat? Turns out it’s caused by greed.
And it’s greed making you pay admission to things like festivals and events and such. Seems that good people everywhere — in Weatherford even — are being forced, forced!, to line up and pay admission to events during the day. By greed. In that Texas’ heat. Caused by greed.
Want to find a cool place to be during the worst of the heat? Forget it. Won’t happen. Greed won’t let you. Nope. Greed just stops you right in your tracks and makes you stay out in the heat ‘til you melt.
Who would of thought it? Seems greed can do anything. Why if greed had commanded those waves not to rise, well, they just wouldn’t have.
Just amazing the things you learn reading the paper.
Support Republican Party precinct chairs
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