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FEBRUARY 27, 2018
Primary 2018 Vote: On Leadership by Ann Marie Ludlow
In This Issue
With early voting for the
2018 Primaries underway and nominations/elections just days away, the publishers and staff wish to address our Texas and County leadership. There is no question Texas is unique in the Union for its history and personality. Williamson County, in particular, is a melting pot of the principles of independence and conservatism that saw its people through recession time after time. At election time, we have an opportunity to look at the kind of people we have in office, those who aspire to be, and our responsibility to make informed choices. Our best leaders take the shots; they absorb the issues and concerns of our County because to reflect them is to put the problems on others. When DA Shawn Dick talks about the unfortunate number of murders we’ve had in Williamson County in 2018, he does not tear down law enforcement or our justice courts. Instead he talks about the professionalism, transparency and integrity he promised and is maintaining in his own office to make sure we know what he’s up against. He constantly praises our police and deputies for diligence, and prosecutors and judges for maintaining the reputation we have for making sure, if you want to commit a crime in Texas, you’re going to want to leave Williamson County to do it.
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District Attorney Shawn Dick and Judge Bill Gravell D.A. Dick has made a point of endorsing Judge Bill Gravell in this election in all types of media. "I can not do my job without a County Judge committed to those same principles. Bill Gravell listens to people; no one voter is more important than any other." Fortunately, D.A. Dick is not the only elected official leading the troops on the political battlefield. This county is fortunate to have a Sheriff who is so well liked, he won a majority vote in a five-man race. Our social media Sheriff shows his character every day when he posts, for the world to see, all the good—and bad—news in his department. Sheriff Chody has led
the way with proactivity and programs. He says the things we'd all like to say but don't, either because we don't have the audience or we can't risk the blowback. But if you follow his social media, you know no one threatens his people or his county without him having something to say about it and the willingness to step outside the box to fix it. He is also outspoken about Judge Gravell; "It's not just me supporting Bill Gravell; all the Williamson County public safety associations that are making endorsements; every one of them is endorsing Bill Gravell." Constable Pct. 1 Vinnie Cherrone is also not afraid to climb on top of the
trench and blow the whistle for the troops; "How much money has our Commissioner's Court cost you? If Bill Gravell is not elected to be the next County Judge, it's status quo or worse. When the Sheriff asked for 35 people and he got one detective and one research analyst, there's a problem... The County is growing and Bill wants to do it the people's way. We need to unify and in order to do that, we have to elect great people." Judge Gravell spoke last week in Round Rock about the financial burdens in our County, but also the problem of unification of the party and leadership in general. "Two years ago our county paid off almost $800,000 in fees to an attor-
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ney representing the county in a law suit because some on the Commissioners Court asked illegal questions. The Court recently voted 3-1 to spend almost $400,000 for a house for a park employee to live in, in order to maintain the property. The people of Williamson County did not have a say in either of those things and, as leaders, we have to be smarter in how we spend your money." Constable Pct. 3 Kevin Stofle added, "I work handin-hand with Judge Gravell and every day, every week, he has the hardest working staff and is the hardest working official in the County. I can personally dispel the false rumors that he is spending more time
on 'junkets' than working in his office serving the people. He is a man of compassion and integrity and I am proud to put my name beside his." On the principle of leadership, Gravell says; "Part of leadership is not tearing down other people but reminding people that together we can bring out the best in one another. I have worked hard in this campaign to honor our Lord and the people of Williamson County. I would rather lose an election because I keep my integrity by not tearing down others than to tear down others and win. I will always be a man of integrity that builds up other people." We wish to thank our leaders who are willing to go into political no-man'sland first.
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Save the Date: Carry the Load Rally Come join the Carry The Load Relay team along the West Coast Route of the 2018 National Relay, Thursday, May 28 at 8am. Meet at the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown to greet the relay team on their stop in Georgetown. Relay captains walk in 5-mile increments with the American flag to bring awareness to the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes. Founded in 2011 by two Veteran Navy SEALs, Carry The Load began as a 20-hour and 11-minute Memorial March in Dallas, Texas. It is a non-profit
dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes—military, law enforcement, firefighters, rescue personnel and their families. In 2012, it expanded to include an East Coast Relay, walking from West Point, NY to Dallas, Texas throughout the month of May. What started as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has broadened to include more than just our military heroes and more than just the one holiday. Carry The
Load works to bring all American’s together to participate in honoring our nation’s heroes every day. Each year participation has grown. In 2017, the team walked through 19 states and had rallies in approximately 50 cities across the country. The Memorial May Awareness campaign has raised more than $15 million since its inception. More than 90 percent of their revenue goes to programs, which include a Continuum of Care program. Each year, they select non-profit partners that
provide healing services for the mind, body or soul of our warriors. To allow these partners to focus on direct service programs, Carry The Load works as a force multiplier by establishing an environment of collaboration and financial support to make a greater impact across the nation. In 2017, Carry The Load added, Carry The Flag, an educational program to inspire patriotism for students K-12. . To register as a participant go to carrytheload.org and click on Memorial May Events.
Citizen Police Academy Spring Session 1st Annual Mayors' Prayer Breakfast
The Citizen Police Academy is a 12-week course taught by police officers to educate citizens about all aspects of the Georgetown Police Department. Classes in the spring 2018 academy include code of criminal procedure, accident investigations, use of force, crime scene investigations, hostage negotiations, special weapons and tactics, and victim services. The deadline to apply is March 13.
Weekly classes are on Thursday evenings starting on March 22 through June 7. Class sessions are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The first class will be held in the training room of the Public Safety Operations and Training Center, 3500 D.B. Wood Road. There is no charge to attend the academy, but seating is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are available at the Georgetown Police Department reception desk at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center or by emailing a request to randy. firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants will be notified of acceptance via email.
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The 1st Annual Williamson County Mayors' Prayer Breakfast will take place Tuesday, March 20 at Celebration Church. Co-sponsored by Mayor Dale Ross and National United Bank is to encourage morality and Godly ethics in our government, business and professional leaders, and in our citizens. The speaker, former U.S. Congressman and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen C. West, believes it will be principled constitutional conservative polities, and not politics, that will secure a sound economic future for all Americans. Col. West is eager to return the promise of the American dream for this and future generations by providing growth and opportunity consistent with these principled constitutional conservative polities. Chris Logue, Chairman of the event says, "This inaugural Williamson County event will set the stage for what should become one of the most meaningful
community events held in Central Texas. We hope to include many more businesses and individuals as sponsors and supporters of the event." Logue says there are many levels of sponsorship available; $200-1500 and individual tickets are $25 each. There are also corporate and host tables available. Sponsorships and tickets are available at Chisholm-Trail.org/donate. LTC West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22-year career in the United States Army, he served in several combat zones and received many honors, including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals; three
Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993, he was named the U.S. Army ROTC Instructor of the Year. In November 2010, Allen was elected to United States Congress. As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in passing the 2011 and 2012 National Defense Authorization Acts. LTC West will share the inspiring story of his military and professional life experiences and the impact Jesus Christ had on him as a leader and a man. Contact Chris Logue at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-864-0322 for more information.
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JUSTICE OF THE PEACE: PRECINCT 2
Tucker Vows To Make JP2 Modern, Efficient & User Friendly Bronson Tucker is challenging Judge Edna Staudt for the office of Justice of the Peace in Precinct 2.
Bronson Tucker is the
Director of Curriculum and Staff Attorney for the Texas Justice Court Training Center. Although Justices of the Peace are not required to be attorneys, Tucker is a member of the bar and believes his experience and background with the laws and procedures of justice courts have given him requisite and expert qualifications for the bench. "I've spent the past 15 years training thousands of judges, and rewriting the rules to make the courtroom more amenable to people who do not have lawyers. When people have questions about justice court or ethics and judicial conduct, I am the person they reach out to. Jobs like this typically have a learning curve, but I will be ready for the bench on Day 1." He adds that he managed a state grant to reduce DWI
fatalities and, as an attorney/JP, he would be eligible to sign warrants for blood draws (related to DWI or similar offenses), which takes pressure off County and District judges and saves time for law enforcement. Although he has been successful for some time at the Training Center, he decided to run for office for several reasons. "I have been working on task forces across the state; improving our programs against truancy and domestic violence, but I want to put my expertise to work in my local community. I want to build my own fantastic community for this and future generations so Precinct 2, and my daughters, will have everything necessary to stay safe and strong." Tucker says he also had concerns over the diminishing number of criminal cases. "My research showed criminal filings dropped since 2012, despite filings across the county going up in the same period. I spoke
to law enforcement and prosecutors and they share my concern. We need to take a hard look and make sure the law is being followed in all of these cases." He is prepared to manage the full-time responsibilities of JP2 and will make it a priority to ensure that every person in the court has the law equally applied to them. "Judges are the 'boots on the ground', and while I have the knowledge and preparation to work within the law at all times, I believe it is appropriate and necessary for judges to work to improve the system. Who better to work for change than those applying the law daily. It is not a judge's job to legislate, but I am ready to address the needs of the court changes with those who do." Tucker believes any process works better when leaders trust their employees to get the job done because managers have ensured each knows the details and value of their role. "I believe in delegat-
ing without micromanaging and maintain an open door policy so everyone is comfortable coming to me to discuss problems and issues." Tucker says he is not a fan of because we've always done it that way and deals with all levels— clerks to judges—to guide them through new ideas and concepts to create cooperative and efficient offices. "I am happy to embrace new technology and automation. It is not only better business but it makes us as transparent as possible." He also has plans for ‑change. "Right now the court docket is four days a week; I plan to open for that fifth day to make sure we are serving the public as much as possible." Visit BronsonForJudge. com for more info. Primary elections end March 6. Visit Wilco.org/elections for polling places and times.
JENNIFER FREEL is the only candidate in the race who is a board certified appellate attorney with jury trial, civil, and criminal law experience. Freel worked as a federal prosecutor for nine years, taking on drug dealers, pedophiles, and Ponzi schemers.
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I began my career as television reporter. I was inspired to go to law school when covering a public corruption trial. I became a Federal Prosecutor. On the Third Court of Appeals, I will fight for justice and always uphold the integrity of our Constitution.
All Republican voters in Williamson County can vote for Jennifer Freel for Place 6, Third Court of Appeals.
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COMMISSIONER COURT PCT 2
Turek Wants to "Rebuild" Relationships on Commissioners Court Barton Turek is challenging Cynthia Long for Commissioners Court Precinct 2.
Barton Turek of Liber-
ty Hill is a former law enforcement officer and Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator. He is challenging incumbent Cynthia Long for Precinct 2 Commissioners Court. Turek works in the private sector now and says his primary motivation for office has nothing to do with politics; "I am just a cop married to a nurse and I want to help. I'm not a politician, but I watched, for years, how decisions were being made and I felt like big donors were really pulling the strings; telling our leadership how to run the business of Williamson County and that is unacceptable to me." When Turek changed careers, he says he and his wife were certain that his service to the County would continue, even if they didn't know what form it would take. "I am fortunate to have worked in many capacities that have prepared
me for this job and some leaders have I pledge to work forgotten about the this full-time job people. with transparency "I have a heart and accountabilfor service and I ity." can bring my perTurek has great sonality, existing depth and breadth positive relationof experience in ships and a great and around our understanding of county. "I had how this county several command works. These qualpositions and also ities will benefit worked under everyone and I Robert Chody will be ready for when he was a the job on Day 1." Constable. I have His priority watched and parfor office is, first ticipated in the bid and foremost, to and budget process rebuild the relafor many years tionships between and it seemed as if cities (Leander, things were okay. Liberty Hill and I AM YOU. I LIVE HERE TOO SO YOU WILL But since I left Cedar Park) with NEVER HEAR ME SAY "THAT'S NOT MY the County leadcounty employPROBLEM." ~BARTON TUREK ment, I have had ership. the opportunity "I have a histohow to do their jobs, and it to step back and see just ry and great rapport with certainly shouldn't be their how much overreach the local leadership and they job to break down valuable Court has had and I believe know that I will not allow services." they have gutted too many high-dollar developers to Turek says once he began departments and programs pull my strings. I will sit talking about the possito the detriment of our down and make decisions bility, he received a lot of citizens. It is not the Court's that help all of us." feedback from "we the job to tell other elected offiNot immune to the people" who also feel like cials and department heads political climate, Turek
says he has prayed about the work and reaffirms that his campaign is not about personal gain. "I believe in an honest day of work for honest pay and transparency leads to accountability. I live here too so why would anyone in this position pawn a concern on another person or department when everything we do affects the people around us?" Second, but equally importantly, he wants to address smart growth in Precinct 2 and the County at large. "We will not stop growth; it is coming. And as long as we wrap our heads around the future, start on same page with decisions and, again, rebuild the bridges between Leander and others in the County, we can stay ahead with public safety, infrastructure and roads. I don't want to end my first term scratching my head and wondering how we got bulldozed by uncontrolled growth." As a former Law Enforcement officer he is also concerned about mental health issues and programs
at the county and city level. "The Commissioners gutted some of our most valuable support programs. Two, in particular, responded to frequent and repeat calls from individuals with emotional instability but were not violent or criminal. These support programs freed up deputies and police to respond to actual criminal incidents. Now, our Sheriff's and deputies have to respond to non-emergencies as well. I want to know why and also how we can fix this without raising taxes or going on a spending spree." Turek also wants to turn the county's eyes back to the safety and well-being of its employees and not to the companies building our roads. "We need to make sure the people who keep us safe are also kept safe and healthy. I really want to make this better for them too." Visit BartTurek.com for more information. Republican primary early voting has begun and election day is March 6.
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Cynthia Flores Bids for State Rep. Dist 52
What inspired you to run for the Texas House? I have spent a lifetime in service to people in need, including providing food, clothing and shelter to the less fortunate through a faith-based ministry. I see running for office as a continuation of that call to serve, ensuring our children have access to a quality education, area employers can create jobs, and families can afford to pursue opportunity free from over-taxation and over-regulation. I feel called to be a voice for House District 52 to advance conservative principles. Tell readers about the background and experience you believe will make you a good representative for your district.
I am a professional caseworker and coordinator of social service programs at the Round Rock Area Serving Center. I lead a team of volunteers who provide food, clothing, shelter and financial assistance to 1,100 families in Southern Williamson County. I have worked in health and human services for over 25 years, assisting people living with mental retardation and other special needs. I have also been active in the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, Alan Baca Senior Center, Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties, and Footprints Children’s Grief Ministry. I am currently appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Brazos River Authority. My husband, Rene, and our two children, are active members at St. William Catholic Church, in Round Rock. Should you be elected, what are your first 2 or 3 priorities in office? I will work to stop skyrocketing property taxes, shut down criminal operations that exploit and abuse women and children through sex trafficking, and
support our area schools. I am pro-life, will support pro-life legislation and I have been endorsed by Life PAC. Why should voters choose to support you? I am a committed conservative with a track record of getting things done. I will bring people together to solve problems and make sure our area has an effective representative who is a strong voice for our values. Cynthia graduated from the University of North Texas with a BS degree from the School of Community Service, Rehabilitation Studies. She and husband Rene, have been married 27 years and have two children. Flores is endorsed by Governor Greg Abbott, Rep. Larry Gonzalez, more than 20 precinct chairs and SREC representatives. She also received endorsements from the Texas Assn of Realtors PAC, Texas Alliance for Life, Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Assn PAC, Hispanic Republicans of Texas, Texas Farm Bureau and Associated Republicans of Texas. Visit CynthiaFlores52.com
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COMMISSIONER: PCT 4 The Advocate reached out to candidates for Williamson County Precinct 4; Russ Boles, Heather Peal, David Marek and Bobby Seiferman. Candidates who responded by the deadline are included here. • 1. What qualifications and experience do you believe enable you to be ready for the job of Commissioner on Day 1?2. Where do you see Williamson County in 2028? • 3. What do you consider your greatest professional or vocational achievement? • 4. Why should voters support you?
Round Rock business owner and community leader. He is active in the Republican Party, YMCA and Chamber of Commerce. 1. I’m a small business owner. I know that government should run like a business, not a bureaucracy, that’s why Governor Greg Abbott appointed me as a State Director of the Brazos River Authority where I oversee a $335 million budget and manage the state’s natural resources in a river basin larger than the State of Tennessee. As a successful small businessman I do it all, from balancing the checkbook to taking out the trash. I lead by example, being straight forward and
hard working for my clients. With a proven record of conservative management, I will fight the fight to keep Williamson County budgets trim and efficient, tax rates low, and make smart investments in what really matters to protect our quality of life. 2. The best communities, like Williamson County, are built on two basic building blocks, outstanding public safety and great public school systems. Williamson County has been blessed with great leaders in both of those areas and I see those two building blocks being an important part of the 2028 version of Williamson County. I’ve lived in Williamson County more than 45 years and while each version has had its challenges, it’s always been an amazing place and I don’t see that changing (it’s a special place with special people). Since I’ve lived here, as the growth has increased, so have the opportunities. Will there be high-rises, perhaps, but there will also be family farms. Will there be more
traffic, unfortunately yes, but also great first responders and amazing teachers making Williamson County a great community. I look forward to the 2028 version of our county. 3. The trust of my clients is definitely my greatest professional achievement. My clients range from farmers to investors, from long time county residents to small businesses. They rely on my knowledge to give them the most information that allows them to make the best decisions. I fight to give them unique opportunities and use my experience to guide them through tough decisions. 4. As a community leader with conservative values I have worked for decades to make Williamson County a better place for our families. As a commercial real estate broker, I work hard to fix problems and find solutions. I used these skills, as example, when I located Wilco Recycling and its 125 jobs to Taylor in 2011 and then again when I located Jordan Foster Construction Company and its
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Senior advertising and social media marketing professional. Member of the WilCo Republican Leaders organization and delegate to 2016 state Convention. 1. Unlike my primary opponents, I have already been through a contested election and won having served on the Round Rock School Board, helping to manage over a billion dollars in public funds, chaired the district's policy committee for almost two years and represented the district on the Capital Area Council of Governments. I also chair the Taylor Main Street Board and am a graduate of Leadership Hutto and I have a Master's degree in Public Administration. 2. The county will continue to grow, but it is important that we take all segments of the county's economy in to account before we plan. Progress at any price is not progress at all but rather a recipe for economic and environmental disaster. The agri-busi-
ness sector still contributes millions of dollars to the county economy. 3. I work for a very strong and competitive media company and have been ranked as a top employee having made the President's Club in 2017. I am also proud of the work I have done for several local Chambers of Commerce. I am currently president of the Central Texas I-10 Community Alliance. 4. I am the only candidate to pledge to being a full-time commissioner. The other candidates are either unable or unwilling to make that commitment to the taxpayers of Precinct 4. I am also the only candidate to have served previously in elected office and therefore the best choice to represent our party as we go into the general election. _________________
Heather Peal Managing partner of Peal & Associates in Round Rock.
1. The Commissioners Court is the overall governing and management body of Williamson County, responsible for the administration of all County business, all budgetary decisions and setting the tax rate each year. With over 8 years' experience offering outstanding service to diverse clients, direct involvement in hands on operations and budget-
ing. My experience in the private sector, provides the knowledge needed in government. 2. In 2028, as your next County Commissioner, we will see a successful comprehensive plan for future mobility, in a common-sense manner with community input and without adverse effects on our residents, their livelihoods and tax rate. Also, Williamson County has a long-standing reputation of being one of the safest counties in the nation for families to raise children. It is imperative that by 2028 our leadership stops repeating unfulfilled pledges and we provide our Law Enforcement, EMS and Fire Fighters the tools and training necessary to keep us safe. 3. Being a managing partner of a multi-million dollar company in Williamson County. By signing the front of the paycheck not the back, it provides me the understanding needed in government. It’s time we start running Williamson County as if it were a successful private sector business, placing the taxpayers first. 4. I have been on the campaign trail for over six months listening to our residents’ concerns and needs. People have had enough of career politicians and slick talking candidates who say one thing and then do the complete opposite while bending to special interests. I refuse to compromise my principals for a few votes by telling people what I think they want to hear. I am an advocate for the taxpayers of our county and will continue that practice as your next Pct. 4 commissioner.
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are among the hundreds of Central Texas organizations participating in the 6th Annual Amplify Austin 2018 campaign, the annual 24 hours of giving, sponsored by I Live Here, I Give Here and donations will provide much-needed funding. Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties, Round Rock Serving Center and Senior Access are celebrating with a Kickoff Party at the Round Rock Serving Center at 1099 E. Main in Round Rock. This event will help raise awareness and amplify donations for Meals on Wheels of Williamson & Burnet Counties, and Round Rock Area Serving Center and Senior Access. The event is open to the public and will feature food trucks—including Biddy B’s Donuts—giving back a percentage of sales, entertainment, vendor tents, business showcases, special
guests and tours of the facilities. Amplify Austin strives to meet the needs of our community by providing an annual 24-hour event that will connect local donors with their favorite charity. The 24-hour period, 6:00pm March 1–6:00pm March 2 provides an easy and fun way for the entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits. Last year Amplify raised $9.8M for nearly 700 Central Texas non-profits. Amplify donations will support Opportunities' Meals on Wheels program. Their five congregate centers and many volunteers provide fresh, hot, nutritious meals to seniors across Williamson & Burnet Counties five days a week year-round. Volunteers provide daily contact, well-visits and a friendly face to let neighbors know that someone cares. Their five senior centers provide activities, wellness resources, fellowship and the same
hot meals every day. The Serving Center provides case management and a food pantry. Senior Access is a volunteer service that provides rides to seniors who are unable to drive or have no car; a valuable resource for doctor appointments, groceries or social interaction. All three support independence and agingin-place for Williamson County, and encourage year-round giving but will make a special appeal on Amplify Austin Day. Gifts will be amplified by incentive matching dollars from generous sponsors. This event also coincides with the start of the 16th annual March for Meals, a month-long celebration of Meals on Wheels of America designed to rally communities nationwide around the vulnerable seniors who rely on its vital safety net to remain healthier and independent in their own homes. Visit amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org and search for MealsOnWheelsWilliamsonBurnet, SeniorAccess or RoundRockServingCenter and plan your donation for 24 hours of giving.
STATE OF TEXAS U.S. Senator Bruce Jacobson, Jr. Stefano de Stefano Ted Cruz (I) Geraldine Sam Mary Miller
Attorney General Ken Paxton (I)
Railroad Commissioner Weston Martinez Christi Craddick (I)
Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar (I)
State Senator, District 5 Harold Ramm Commissioner of the General Land Office Charles Schwertner (I) Davey Edwards George P. Bush (I) State Representative District 20 Jerry Patterson Terry M. Wilson (I) Rick Range State Representative District 52 Commissioner of Agriculture Jeremy Story Trey Blocker Cynthia Flores Sid Miller (I) Christopher L. Ward Jim Hogan State Representative District 136 Tony Dale (I)
US. Representative District 31 Mike Sweeney John Carter (I) Governor Greg Abbott (I) Barbara Krueger SECEDE Kilgore Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (I) Scott Milder
STATE & COUNTY JUDICIARY Justice, Supreme Court 1, Place 2 Jimmy Blacklock Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4 John Devine Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6 Jeff Brown Presiding Judge Court of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller David Bridges Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7 Barbara Parker Hervey Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 8 Dib Waldrip Michelle Slaughter Jay Brandon
Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals District, Place 2 Cindy Olson Bourland (I) Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals District, Place 3 Scott Field Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals District, Place 5 David Puryear (I) Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals District, Place 6 Donna Davidson Kristofer Monson Michael “Mike” Toth Jennifer S. Freel 277th District Judge Stacey Mathews (I)
368th District Judge Rick Kennon (I) County Judge Frank Leffingwell Bill Gravell Judge, County Court-at-Law No.1 Brandy Hallford Warren Oliver Waterman Judge, County Court-at-Law No.2 Laura Barker (I) Judge, County Court-at-Law No.3 Doug Arnold (I) Judge, County Court-at-Law No.4 John B. McMaster (I)
WILLIAMSON COUNTY MUNICIPAL District Clerk Lisa David (I) County Clerk Nancy E. Rister (I) County Treasurer Scott Heselmeyer Lee Ann Seitsinger
County Commissioner Pct.2 Cynthia Long (I) Bart Turek
Justice of the Peace Pct.2 Bronson Tucker Edna Staudt (I)
County Commissioner Pct.4 Bobby Seiferman Heather Peal David Marek Russ Boles
Justice of the Peace Pct.3 Deanna Hoff Lewis Evelyn McLean
Justice of the Peace Pct.1 Dain Johnson (I)
Justice of the Peace Pct.4 Randall J. Pick Judy Schier Hobbs (I)
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need to go elsewhere for good food and night life now that Lucky Penny Lounge is open for business. Gail Mallard and Joe Putman are co-owners of Lucky Penny's, so named for a favorite nickname of Gail's, and she is so excited to finally have the bar/restaurant
they have been looking to open for the past three years. Mallard has been in the business for the past 25 years and says what she really loves in life is seeing people having fun and enjoying themselves. Mallard spent a lot of time in Jarrell last summer and recognized the greatness of the community they were in so the location of the new business was an easy decision.
"We were looking for an opportunity like this and when the property came up, we realized that Jarrell didn't have a bar. Complete serendipity." Lucky Penny's is located at 305 Limestone Place and is open every day at 11am for lunch and until midnight; 1am on Saturdays. "We have a great burger, wings and sandwich menu. We have a full bar all day but after 8pm, all guests need to be at least 21." For the grown-up crowd the Lounge also 34 beers on tap, many of them locally sourced and brewed. They also feature live music every Friday night for country and southern rock lovers. Or on-demand karaoke for people who want to be their own entertainment. For those who like a little activity with their beverages, or are always on a competitive streak, there are darts, pool tables, dozens of sweepstakes machines and brain-bender games all over the bar. The Lounge opened at Christmas and Mallard says she already has many happy regulars and karaoke fans. "We are doing our best to reach out to the community and everyone is invited to come in for a plate of our classic chicken wings." She adds that they are still working on updates and expansion, which will include a family-friendly patio for warm weather and perhaps even a dance floor. Lucky Penny's is everything you might want for a day or night out. "We have a very diverse environment for all of our guests. It's very relaxed to allow you to enjoy a nice lunch with co-workers or friends and at night you can chill with a great beer, watch a game on the big TV, play pool, listen to music or sing it yourself." They are also very proud of the craft beer selection and, most importantly, being in Jarrell. "It's easy to get here, it's away from the fast pace of a bigger city and the people here are friendly and fun. We even have a smoking section for the truly relaxed!' Bartender Angie agrees, "We have a lot of folks who come in by themselves for a quick drink or a burger and they always end up talking to or playing games with others around the bar. It's very friendly here." Visit Lucky Penny Lounge 7 days a week. Happy hour is every day 11am-7pm, Mondays means $1 off drinks for active duty, veterans and all first responders. Tuesday is pint night; $4 craft beer and $3 domestics. Women receive $1 of cocktails and $3 off wine on Wednesdays and Saturday, is Karaoke with Rockin' Steve. Call 512-650-3084 or visit them on Facebook at Lucky Penny Lounge.
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Breakfast Club '18 I'm not talking about the networking that goes on at the Georgetown IHOP on Tuesday mornings. I'm talking about the greatest-ever 80s high school movie, politics and how the current elections have me feeling how some people will never leave high school. The last few months in Williamson County have felt a bit like adult day care. Politics really brings out the best and worst of us. There are bad boys who were too cool in high school and probably peaked there but can't get it into their head that most of us have moved on to new things and don't care about their last touchdown; we want to know if they have the goods to score for us tomorrow. They are still picking on the nerds or bullying the smart kids. Today, I am happy to say the biggest nerds in my real high school are, truthfully,
rich rocket scientists with hot wives. Take that, haters. There were wanna-bes, who always wanted to be part of the cool crowd but their attitudes of entitlement just didn't fly so they stayed bitter and blamed everyone else for being shallow and not understanding how cool they really were. They resorted to intimidation and spreading rumors about the cheerleaders because they couldn't do much more than scream impotently at the wind about how unfair it all is. Today, they are the ones who complain in the press that they don't get enough press. Naturally, the cheerleaders didn't strive deliberately to achieve "cheerleaderness", it was just the job that comes with being positive and supportive without really getting dirty. People like them because they are upbeat and helpful and they believe in "team." In politics, we call those people "volunteers" who give up their weekends for a greater cause. There were good kids who flew under the radar. They didn't drink or run around. They had principles, kept their heads
ASK THE CHIEF down and worked hard for good grades because they realized high school wasn't the final solution to the universe—could see and plan for the future and had a lot of good ideas about how to live in it. Those are the people who sign up for office and brace themselves for the slings and arrows aimed at the target they willingly accept on their backs. Let's not forget the outliers; the ones who smoked during lunch every day and dressed weird so they could all be different together. That really idiotic group that wrote on the walls, clogged the toilets and generally caused mayhem because they hated everyone not like them. Today, these are the people the ATF keeps an eye on, or the ones who post hit-piece websites for petty revenge. It's really a shame that we can't all work together inside our own school because there's a big game in just a few weeks and we're going up against our biggest rivals. Today we call them Democrats. So how about we all just take our seats—together—and act like a team?
Jim Doherty, 20+ years as an officer at local, state and federal levels. What are/were your favorite and least favourite parts of being a cop, and why? I became a cop for lots of reasons, but if I had to pinpoint a moment in which I had an epiphany, it came in the fourth grade. Once a week, we had ten minutes to go to the library, find a book, and borrow it. I got a book about the US Secret Service. Had a great pulpy cover; guy in a trench coat and snap-brim fedora at the forefront in silhouette. Inserts showing car chases, and presidential assassinations getting thwarted, and counterfeiters getting busted. I snapped it up. I was enthralled. From
that point I started borrowing all the books in the school library on law enforcement. One week I’d get a book out about the FBI. The next week the Canadian Mounties. The week after that Scotland Yard. God knows what my teacher thought about all the cops-n-robbers book reports I was turning in. But, what the hell, she never liked me anyway. By the end of the year, I’d made a career choice, and never looked back. CONS: Paperwork. Shift work. Working holidays. Working weekends. Working twelve hour shifts seven days a week during the Christmas season because of some vague tip that no one sees fit to give you the details about. Paperwork (and, mind you, I don’t really mind the narratives like a lot of guys do; it’s those mind-numbing, endless forms). Wives worry about you. Bosses. Paperwork. Feeling, after about ten years, that nothing you’re doing counts. Paperwork. Being cursed out for no real reason by some arrogant clown with an over-developed sense of entitlement.
And have I mentioned paperwork? PROS: Getting bad guys off the street. Having little kids look up to you like you’re Batman, Sherlock Holmes, Marshal Dillon, and St. Michael the Archangel all rolled into one. Helping people with mundane stuff like directions (lots of cops don’t like that, but I do). Wearing a uniform that makes you feel proud. Helping rookies learn the craft. Having more discretion about how you do your job that just about any other profession. If, in an argument, someone plainly stated, "I dare you to shoot/kill me", and you did, would you get a lesser punishment in court? In principle, no. Not if there was no other overweening justification. If you deliberately kill someone, without lawful justification, it’s murder. A jury might regard the fact that he dared you as a mitigating circumstance, but not a justification.
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PUBLISHER'S CORNER Bill Gravell is the right man to preserve Williamson County's conservative values by Mike Payne When considering who should become the next Williamson County Judge, it shouldn’t even be a close call; there is only one candidate in this race who is uniquely qualified to hold that position. When the bona fides are carefully examined, that person is Judge Bill Gravell. In this election, there is no comparison in leadership qualities. Judge Gravell was appointed by Judge Nathan Hecht, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, to the Texas Judicial Council, a position that by definition requires unimpeachable integrity. Gravell was subsequently nominated by the Chief Justice for, and then awarded, 2017 Judge of The Year in Texas. As Justice of the Peace, Mr. Gravell immediately set about transforming his court, widely recognized among the busiest in the state, into the most efficient
and fiscally conservative court in Texas. Since then, accolades and awards have abounded; under Gravell’s leadership, the JP3 Court was awarded “Collection Improvement Program of the Year in Texas in 2013”; in 2015 it received Tyler Technologies national “Public Sector Excellence Award,” as well as becoming the first court in Texas to receive the national “Innovation in Business Process in America” commendation. Gravell is a lifelong Republican and Williamson County native. If there is an event Williamson County, you will find Bill Gravell there. He has tirelessly made himself available morning, noon, and night to engage with residents of Williamson County, adding value to myriad organizations and good causes which result in an enhanced quality of life for all who live here. From a business perspec-
tive, he oversees a budget in the millions and a staff of approximately 18 people; and like any exceptional leader, realizes that he is only as good as the people around him. Judge Gravell’s ability to conduct business at levels consistent with running the county has been exhibited repeatedly by the innovation and leadership in his JP3 court. Experience as a candidate and a judge has given Judge Gravell a high threshold for the slings and arrows of politics, while teaching him to welcome constructive criticism. His faith is exhibited both in his daily life and at work, and to everyone who enters his courtroom. Many who have interacted with his court have publicly commented that, while Judge Gravell recognizes justice is the ultimate goal, he never misses an opportunity to show compassion and care for those who appear before his bench.
As his opponent has stated, Bill Gravell does, indeed, have a strong and close working relationship with the most significant county leaders including the Sheriff, the District Attorney, and the County Attorney − relationships that are required to execute good governance. He also has relationships with hundreds of other offices, local and state, and understands their missions, how they operate, and how to work with them. In short, he will be ready to govern from day one. Can Williamson County afford to put training wheels on the County Judge position for someone with no knowledge of the big picture of the bureaucracy, its functions, and how to navigate it? His opponent voted two years in a row to raise taxes for what he calls, “the importance of fire and police protection,” yet did nothing to revise the budget of Round Rock to offset those tax increases
on local residents. Given Mr. Leffingwell’s purported affinity for first responders, it seems reasonable to ask why he has not received even a single endorsement from any of the numerous professional organizations that represent these public safety organizations. And, while Leffingwell calls himself a mediator, based on the wake of destruction his campaign has left regarding the Sheriff, the District Attorney, and the County Attorney by demeaning them with the term “courthouse cronies”, how would he ever be able to foster a spirit of trust again? Finally, let’s look at one of Mr. Leffingwell’s biggest support groups, the Dell PAC. You may already be aware of their reputation for supporting the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Joaquin Castro, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, just to name a few. So, it seems
if we want the opinions of this group, who are obviously closely aligned with Mr. Leffingwell to influence how we live here in Williamson County, then your vote choice is obviously cast. As for the AdvocateNewsTX.com, we don’t believe the residents of Williamson County want Democratic left-wing liberals whispering in the ear of our leaders. We already deal with the ultra-liberal, socialist-leaning government in the city of Austin where Mr. Leffingwell grew up while his father was the Democratic Mayor. AdvocateNewsTX.com wholeheartedly supports Judge Bill Gravell, and as evidenced, is the only person qualified to lead Williamson County through this period of explosive growth. Vote for Bill Gravell for Williamson County Judge on March 6, 2018.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Liberal Infiltration During every election cycle I routinely warn my fellow Wilco conservatives that there are wolves scratching at our doors. The ‘wolves’ being ... staunch anti-conservatives who are always trying to infiltrate and change our bastion of conservative ideologies. Voting is the only way to keep them at bay. In this election cycle however, I must also warn my fellow conservatives that there are infiltrators in our midst. Based on their despicable campaign strategies, they are easy to spot. Look for the mud on their hands. They are called RINOs: Republicans in name only — donning the cloak of conservatism for the sole purpose of being elected in a notoriously conservative refuge that has, thus far, been impenetrable to Democrats and liberal thinkers. Perhaps they are encouraged by the growing plot to overthrow the Trump presidency. We are living in an era of fake news. It is disruptive and costly and a huge waste of time diverting attention away from The People's business. Anonymous Internet blogs, emails and mail-outs are anonymous for a reason. The sender-writer doesn’t want to be sued for slander or to be recognized publicly as someone who is immature, manipulative, and destructive. Slanderous misinformation is often timed to hit the public (and private) venues just prior to early voting so targeted candidates do not have time to defend or correct the information before the vote. This is clearly an anti-conservative movement to chip away at the underpinnings of our well established political system here in Williamson County. The sophomoric antics used by these ‘rinos’, (and those that support them in their effort) are, without doubt, liberal attacks on our conservative ideals. I know of no other political force so capable, devious, and
willing to use fake news and misinformation (anonymously) to move their agenda farther north into our county seat. If they can divert critical attention onto their opponent, you won’t notice their muddy hands. The combined education, experience, and patriotism of the public at large in Williamson County most often guarantees this ruse just won’t work. If it ever does, God help us all. The Rinos are at the door Wilco. Early voting is underway. See you at the polls. ~Tony Trumps, Sun City
GRAVELL FOR COUNTY JUDGE Although it was likely not the Leffingwell campaign's intent, I watched with delight the video of Judge Bill Gravell dancing in his office. Here is a man introducing a moment of lightness and warmth into a place that is generally filled with anxiety and negativity; a courtroom. This is the not the first time Judge Gravell has behaved or reacted with compassion for the people around him. I submit "Lady" to your readers, a loving and gentle dog Bill invites to the courtroom regularly for the sole purpose of allowing stressed out citizens to gently bury their worry in her fur. Gravell's joyful moment did nothing to raise my taxes and I am certain he spent the day on the bench doing his job, excellently, as always. So who really cares if he shared a moment of fun? I would much rather spend my 40 hours in an office with a sense of life than the overly-staged view of Frank drinking coffee at his desk. (Is that empty room supposed to be the "business" he runs?) Where, Mr. Leffingwell, is the video of Judge Gravell on the side of the road at 3am, comforting a grieving mother at the
scene where her child was hit by a drunk driver? Where is the video of Bill praying for the safety of the Hutto firefighters? Where is the video of Bill giving a widower an extension on his driving school so he can help his daughters recover from their mother's death? Where is the video of the County counting the money that Bill has brought into JP3 thanks to improved automation and technology? I'm just saying; no question which Soul Train I'm going to be riding on election day. Betty Schleder, Sun City
MCLEAN FOR JP3 I wish to offer my endorsement for Evelyn McLean for Justice of the Peace Precinct 3. I believe the job of JP is three-fold; administration of justice, collection of revenues, and management of a rather large staff of municipal and justice employees. As a law enforcement officer, commander and business-woman, there is no doubt that Evelyn not only has the requisite experience but also the proper temperament and compassion necessary for what many feel is the "people's court." As a Captain in the Georgetown Police Department, she manages a budget, a large staff, and has demonstrated professional discretion, good judgment and all the conservative values we live by in Georgetown and the rest of Precinct 3. We need leadership and experience like hers in our Justice Court. She is THE right person for the people of Precinct 3. Avis Wukasch, Georgetown since 1977 _____________________ I firmly believe Evelyn McLean is up to and fully prepared for the job of Justice of the Peace Pct 3. She has been a fulltime police officer, real estate agent, and
mother for the past two-plus decades and has managed all three with professionalism and efficiency. Not to mention grace. She is the first female to be promoted to senior leadership in the Georgetown Police Department and built a successful business, in a very competitive industry, at the same time. Who better to manage the complexities of one of Texas' busiest courts than a person who has proven her ability to multi-task at a senior/command level? She has the business acumen to further the goals of JP3 via technology and automation while demonstrating the compassion and problem-solving necessary to deal with the people who need or deserve justice before the bench. I am PROUD to know her as a business professional and a friend and am offering her my endorsement for Justice of the Peace Precinct 3. Scott Tolar, Georgetown
WATERMAN FOR CO. COURT AT LAW #1 Having been a Republican Precinct Chair for 12 years, I have met many candidates for Judicial benches in Williamson County. None of them have been as prepared to take on this important job as Warren Oliver Waterman. He has the experience across a broad spectrum of the Bar that has prepared him for any case that would come before him and most importantly the temperament to make anyone comfortable in his court room. The County Court at Law Judge has power that can change lives forever; therefore we as voters need to vet all candidates with an understanding of the broad spectrum of the cases that will come before them. Gwen Hodges, Georgetown Republican Pct 379 Chair
strengthened our national security, provided for our military men and women and bolstered our border security. We did not ask for this fight, but we must win this war.”
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• Successfully fought President Obama and won. In the aftermath of the 2009 Fort Hood ter attack, President Obama declared the attack ‘workplace violence’ instead of what it really wa act of terrorism. Because Rep. Carter was relentless in his fight against the Obama Administr the victims of the Fort Hood terrorist attack were awarded the Purple Heart and receive appropriate awards and recognition.
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• Demanded the FBI investigate the Veterans Administration for claims of abuse and miscon leading to positive reforms to protect veterans at the Temple VA. Rep. Carter’s actions red wait times by more than 70% and cut the backlog of pending cases by more than 90%.
• Rep. Carter fought for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which support military and further secures our nation.
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• After a series of attacks on military installations and recruiting stations, Rep. Carter succes passed a law which empowers military installation commanders to allow soldiers to ca concealed weapon on base for their personal or force protection.
• Successfully blocked the ATF from banning the M855 “green tip” ammunition used in the rifle.
• He continues to fight to preserve and protect the Second Amendment and he is fighting Pres Obama’s attempts to restrict our Constitutional rights.
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• Rep. Carter is committed to blocking President Obama’s pursuit to transform America, incl his unlawful executive amnesty. In fact, Rep. Carter filed language with the courts, handing O another defeat by successfully blocking his executive amnesty.
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MAYOR'S UPDATE The Georgetown City Council confirmed a new vision statement for the city and developed five goals and nine strategies to support that vision as a result of a twomonth process in 2017. “Georgetown: A caring community honoring our past and innovating for the future” was approved by the City Council as the new vision statement to express the city’s identity and aspirations. The vision statement was developed by the City Council in goal setting meetings in November last year. Ideas and input for the vision statement came from residents in two community surveys conducted last September and October.
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Kids' Zone Learning Centers announced they will be adding 2nd grade curriculum to their current Kindergarten and 1st grade programs at the 104 Copper Lane location in Jarrell. All three locations (Jarrell and Georgetown) provide a Christian-based ABEKA curriculum with an emphasis on character building. Owner and director Whitney Hicks explains; "Students are engaged at their own level and encouraged to excel as they progress. We provide daily access to technology resources and our new award-winning teacher is certified in ESL, phonics and STEM." All Kids' Zone locations also have "Baker" and "Ponch" were just two of the Sentinels among several groups who gathered at the Harley-Davidson store in Round Rock Feb 17 to share good deeds and good times. Riders, many are current and former Law Enforcement, meet on weekends to raise money for a variety of causes; medical costs, fallen officers and families in need via rides, auctions and raffles. Saturday's ride also featured the Gunfighters, Blue Knights and Iron Circle on a 140-mile loop from Round Rock and back to raise money for medical costs for Officer Frank "Ponch" Goburne. The ride also included a barbecue lunch and fellowship in Andice before riders returned to the VFW in Georgetown.
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BROADWAY CONTINUED FROM PG B1 This year, Broadway drummer John Berger is taking a break from Hello, Dolly to teach band students about instrumental music careers; how to make it in a Broadway pit and how to do what you love while still paying the rent. Registration for master classes is open now; students and teachers in GISD and local private/charter schools need only request information from their fine arts teachers. Baker has managed the Broadway pro-
gram conservatively, which allows her to distribute funds from Cabaret Night in the form of scholarships. "No doubt we have the quality instruction and we want to do more to provide visibility for the arts in Georgetown. So, aside from our spectacular show in April, we are very excited about the scholarship." She announced the award of two $1200 scholarships at the event and has plans for more. GISD Fine Arts Director Carol Watson Carol Watson is a major supporter and says,
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"It's important to realize," Ivicic says, "over time, water falling off a roof will wash away the soil around your home and can lead to cracks in the foundation." Webster adds, "It's our job to think about dispersing and directing water flow where you want it. For
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