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Bus drivers open door to strike School transportation contractor Durham ‘disappointed’ in strike authorization By SALLY SEXTON

After months of negotiations between Weatherford bus drivers and monitors and Durham School Services, employees from the Weatherford branch took matters into their own hands Tuesday night, with 95 percent of workers voting to authorize a strike. With the approval, the Weatherford group, which voted to unionize itself last May, now

has the option to go on strike at any time. “All we’re trying to do is address the inequities and to keep our good drivers. What we’ve asked for isn’t horrendous, they’re simple considerations,” driver Peggy Linden said. “We have no interest in destroying Durham or their reputation — that would be counterproductive.” Contract negotiations between the two parties began in August, and a compromise looked promising, with Durham and Weatherford agreeing on about 45 of the 50 contract articles presented. But the discussions came to a stalemate when the topic of pay and days off were addressed, according to drivers.

“Anything to do with money, economics, guaranteed hours, that’s all been like pulling teeth,” Dan Linden said. According to the Weatherford union’s last proposal, drivers had asked for a tiered pay scale, based on years of service, starting out at $11.25 an hour for drivers and $9.45 an hour for monitors. Drivers had also requested two paid holidays for the first year of service and two additional holidays after two years of service, as well as one paid day off given for perfect attendance. “The union demands of a 15 percent wage increase, plus additional enhancements, continue to be completely unrealistic and See DRIVERS, page 3

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Members of the Weatherford bus drivers and monitors unit count votes for a strike authorization during a meeting Tuesday night. The union approved strike authorization by 95 percent, meaning the Weatherford group now has the option to go on strike at any point.

Fed cuts could hit Head Start Head Start, other federally funded programs face budget cuts as sequestration begins By SALLY SEXTON

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Goal met, United Way officials hope contributions will keep coming in United Way of Parker County had a goal of $200,000 for its 2012-13 campaign. The goal was lowered from the previous year’s goal due to the economic climate. With a fiscal year-end of March 31, 2013, the goal was reached in January, leaving UWPC the opportunity to continue to collect donations for two additional months. “The campaign to date totals $243,600 and donations are still coming in,” stated Board President, Kim Cherryhomes. All money raised in Parker County stays in Parker County. Leadership donors such as The Walton Family Foundation, Devon Energy, Burlington Northern Freight, Enbridge, AT&T Foundation, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Fluor, First Financial Bank, Nationwide, Bob Kingsley See UWAY, page 2

As of today, many programs across the nation will begin to feel the impact of the government’s sequestration, an across-the-board set of budget cuts totaling $1.2 trillion from defense and nondefense spending over the next decade. According to the Budget Control Act of 2011, sequestration will cut $85 billion from the federal budget in the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, slashing about $1.1 trillion more over the next decade, that could result in massive job losses, funding cuts to the national public education system and more. Several organizations within Parker County that are funded by the government could feel an impact as well, including services provided by the See CUTS, page 3

Hospital district bans smoking on all properties By CHRISTIN COYNE

The Parker County Hospital District board of directors voted Thursday afternoon to put in place a tobaccofree workplace policy. With board member Nolan Queen voting against, the board approved the policy banning tobacco use on all district-operated property. Though it had been discussed by various people in the past, the issue was placed on the board’s agenda at the request of Dr. Kris Wusterhausen, the medical director of Campbell Clinic, district CEO Randall Young told the board. Wusterhausen communicated that the issue was affecting how the clinic operates and he believed the district should be setting a better example, Young said. Use of any tobacco products by employees, patients, visitors and contractors on district property or in district vehicles is prohibited under the new policy.

According to the approved policy, the district will display signage in all facilities, grounds and vehicles and provide written policies to employees and others. The new policy was expected to affect primarily clinic employees, as well a few LifeCare paramedics who smoke. They will offer cessation treatments one time for current employees, according to Young. The hospital, operated by Community Health Systems, already has a tobacco-free policy in place, board member David Barbrick confirmed for the board. It’s hard to police out in the parking lot but they don’t find people milling around the doors like they used to, Barbrick said. Fewer employees at the hospital have been smoking since they’ve been required to walk to the curb to smoke, according to Young. District HR Director Todd Clawson also told the board he expected the move would help save on health insurance costs.


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March 1 Women’s Business Alliance luncheon • The next Women’s Business Alliance luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at the Wild Mushroom Steakhouse, 1917 Martin Drive, in Weatherford. • The topic is Emotional Intelligence, what it is and why it is important to you and your business. • The speaker is Kathy Taylor, president and CEO

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Adrian Newton Ellis, 94, died Feb. 25, 2013. A memorial service is 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Zion Hill Community Center. He was born Valentine’s Day, 1919, in a half dugout near Clayton, N.M. He was the last survivor of a family of seven children born to Cecil and Eva Foster Ellis. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a machinist and a welder who owned Ellis Welding and Manufacturing Company in the 1960s. He served on Ellis the Peaster School Board in the early 1970s and on the Throckmorton County Hospital Board in the 1990s. He was an avid reader and armchair philosopher who also enjoyed tinkering with cars and machinery and selling and trading automobiles. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Modelle Trimble Ellis; sons, Cecil Ellis and wife, Barbara, and Mark Ellis and wife, Tacy; daughter, Adrianne Ellis Berry and husband, Eldon; five grandchildren; and two special pets. In lieu of flowers, the family has chosen the Feeding God’s Lambs Backpack Ministries of Poolville United Methodist Church as their preferred charity. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Home

Bonnie Fay Long, 82, of Weatherford, died at home on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Service is 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2, in the Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel with Bro. Forrest Bass officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Galbreaith Pickard in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Long was born July 5, 1930, in Weatherford to Herbert and Mary Long Lewis. Bonnie was a longtime resident of Parker County and a member of North Main Church of God. She leaves behind to cherish her memories sons, Don Long and wife, Ann, and Alvin Long and Reneé, all of Weatherford; five grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; and numerous friends and family. Bonnie is preceded in death by her husband, Noel Alvin Long. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

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Top 40 and Target have made it possible for UWPC to exceed its campaign goal. In addition to the larger donors, giving through employee campaigns have been instrumental in the success of United Way and are very appreciated. “No donation is too

small or too large,” stated Cherryhomes. United Way of Parker County has had good contributions this year and appreciates the support of the community showing the desire to advance the common good of Parker County with a focus on Education & Youth, Income &


HUDSON OAKS – Hudson Oaks police say two suspects who attempted to sneak a flatscreen television out of Walmart Saturday and fled officers in a vehicle were caught at gunpoint, with a third captured after jumping from the vehicle. An off-duty Parker County Special Crimes Unit deputy was shopping when she noticed suspicious activity by a suspect and alerted the store’s loss prevention employee, according to Hudson Oaks police, who were called to the store around 4 p.m. The loss prevention employee reportedly told police he was following two suspects who appeared to be preparing to shoplift a flat-panel LCD TV. The man and woman, who appeared to be working together and

were later identified as 22-year-old Ross Wade Hogans and 22-year-old Misty Nicole Fonville, took the television into the lawn and garden section and exited the east fire escape door, according to the probable cause affidavit. Police Cpl. Marshall Clark wrote that he then observed an SUV driving quickly toward a man running through the parking lot with a large TV box. He watched Hogans and Fonville get into the vehicle with the television and stopped his police vehicle with his emergency lights activated in front of the SUV and ordered the driver to stop, Clark wrote. However, the driver, later identified as 33-year-old Norman Thomas Miller, reportedly reversed in the vehicle and sped away through the crowded parking lot, pursued by the officer. After traveling down the north Interstate 20

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service road, the suspect vehicle continued driving on Cinema Drive, where the Hogans leaped from the vehicle and began running southbound through a field, ignoring the officer’s commands to stop, Clark wrote. Miller then stopped the SUV and “the male driver exited the vehicle and began approaching me in an aggressive manner,” Clark wrote. “I deployed my patrol rifle and ordered the suspect to the ground at gunpoint.” As he held Miller and Fonville at gunpoint, Clark provided responding officers with a description of Hogans. Hogans was quickly apprehended, as well, according to police. The television and other property believed to have been stolen were found in the SUV, along with a crack pipe and several hypodermic syringes. Miller was charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, class A misdemeanor engaging in organized criminal activity and theft of property, more than $500, less than $1,500. Fonville was charged

with class A misdemeanor engaging in organized criminal activity and theft of property, more than $500, less than $1,500. Hogans was charged with evading arrest or detention, class A misdemeanor engaging in organized criminal activity and theft of property, more than $500, less than $1,500. Hogans and Fonville have since been charged with burglary of a building, a state jail felony, as well, according to jail records. The two are accused in a break-in at Christy’s Smoke Shop on Dec. 30 after police received a tip via Crime Stoppers, court records state. Thirty cartons of cigarettes were reported missing by the owner. Hogans was also convicted of class B misdemeanor theft of property last year regarding a shoplifting incident at a Weatherford shoe store on April 11. Hogans and another suspect were caught and the stolen shoes recovered after one of the men reportedly pushed a store clerk to the ground and fled into a nearby wooded area.

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Child porn allegedly found on computer Help sought for family that lost house in fire leads to Springtown-area man’s arrest By CHRISTIN COYNE

SPRINGTOWN – In the third such arrest the past month in Parker County, a Springtown-area man is in jail on a child pornography charge. Gordon Alen Gann, 51, remained in the Parker County Jail as of Wednesday on a charge of possession of child pornography with bond set at $20,000. A neighbor who went to Gann’s house in the 3100 block of State Highway 199 East to check her email reportedly found a picture on Gann’s computer of an approximately 8-year-old girl in lingerie

displaying her genitals, according to the probable cause affidavit. She then looked through other files on Gann’s computGann er and reported finding numerous other pictures of young girls before calling the Parker County Sheriff’s Office around 6:30 p.m. Monday. Gann gave deputies consent to enter his home and stated he had inappropriate pictures of 16-yearold girls on his computer but delet-


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non-profit Texas Neighborhood Services. One of the services TNS provides to the public is Head Start, a program that provides early childhood services as well as family services to lowincome children from birth to age 4. “Right now, because our program runs the same calendar year as the schools, we’re only a couple of months away from

being out for the summer,” TNS executive director Brad Manning said. “We don’t anticipate sequestration having an immediate impact on Head Start through this school year, but we are evaluating and watching the information coming out of [Washington, D.C.] to determine how it could impact us during the next school year.” Manning said that while


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leave us disappointed with recent progress,” Durham spokesperson Carina Noble said. “Durham School Services submitted its best and final offer to representatives from the Transport Workers Union on Feb. 11. “This offer included an average wage increase of 2.5 percent for our employees, which is greater than that received by district employees.” Pay raise has been a controversial topic for both parties, with Weatherford drivers arguing that they are underpaid compared to other districts. “Durham needs to come to the table with a decent wage proposal for these employees who are severely underpaid com-

pared to the state average,” TWU negotiator Steve Roberts said. “The average pay for a bus driver is $15 per hour in Texas, and as high as $18-$20 an hour in certain locations. “Some of our Weatherford drivers are being paid $10 and change.” Weatherford’s strike authorization vote comes on the heels of at least two other Durham branches that authorized a strike, including drivers in South Carolina and New York. School bus employees from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. had voted to strike, but postponed the event after employees and Durham decided to continue negotiations on a new contract Feb. 12, according to the

ed them, according to deputies. However, he declined to allow investigators to search his computer and authorities obtained a search warrant. A Parker County sheriff’s deputy wrote that he heard Gann make the statement to investigators that he did have digital photos of clothed, partially clothed and nude girls, ranging in age from 4 years old to 16 years old on his computer. Gann was arrested and transported to the Parker County Jail. It was not clear whether Gann had access to the pictured children or obtained the pictures from somewhere else, according to Deputy Danie Huffman.

the impact is unknown, it would account for 80 percent of funding given by the government. The other 20 percent comes from local contributions and local support, he said. “You always have contingency plans in place when you live in an era of federal funding,” Manning said. Head Start, among other things, provides free child care, complete with breakfast and lunch, for children Monday through Friday. In addition, Head Start also offers health ser-

vices, including dental checks and child physicals. “One of the objectives of Head Start is to eliminate barriers to a child’s growth and development,” Manning said. “Medical and dental are two of the big ones that we strive to reduce.” More than 1,200 children are participating in Head Start through Texas Neighborhood Services programs in nine counties — Wise, Parker, Palo Pinto, Erath, Somervell, Hood, Johnson, Jack and Navarro.

Poughkeepsie Journal. “We were disappointed to hear, unofficially, that employees voted to authorize a strike. While this does not mean that they will strike, it gives them the option to do so at any point moving forward,” Noble said of the Weatherford union. “It is frustrating to watch the union use the intimidation of a work stoppage, which would greatly disrupt transportation for students in Weatherford, to try and gain leverage in reaching a deal.” Weatherford employees feel that since a negotiation has not been reached and talks have ceased, they are running

out of options. “This is a show of support, like our vote to reject Durham’s final offer,” Lori Kitts said. “Our drivers are adamant that we don’t want to strike, but at the same time, we feel like our backs are against the wall.” Moving forward, the Weatherford union says it will continue to try and educate the community until an agreement is reached, through public speaking engagements with the city and school district, as well as mailers and petitions. “Everything we’re doing is to just try and get [Durham] back to the table,” Dan Linden said.

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RENO – The City of Reno is collecting donations to help out a family of seven who lost their home and possessions in devastating fire last month. The fire occurred the evening of Feb. 1 off Newsom Road in Reno. The double-wide mobile home was destroyed despite efforts from Reno VFD, ESD No. 1, Azle, Briar and Pelican Bay fire departments. Parker County Fire Marshal Shawn Scott said the father was at work when the family started smelling the fire. The mother was able to get all five young children out of the house in time, according to Scott. Though firefighters arrived quickly, the house was well-involved by the time they got there and was a total loss, Scott said. Scott said he believed the fire was started in the area of a power strip in the 14-year-old’s bedroom. The family is currently staying with relatives, according to the city. Though the family had mortgage insurance, it did not cover the cost of replacing their home or possessions. They are in need of clothing for the children, furniture, children’s toys, appliances and monetary donations. The city has already received a few donations of toys and other items, city secretary Tiffany Ludwig said. Reno has offered to store any furniture donated until they have a home to put it in and can collect larger items with a trailer. Donations can be dropped by city hall during normal business hours or sent to city hall at 195 W. Reno Road, Azle, TX 76020. Checks should be made payable to the “City of Reno” and a receipt will be provided for all donations. Donations are unlikely to be tax deductible because the city is not a registered non-profit, according to the city. Those with questions can contact city hall at 817-221-2500. Clothing sizes for the children: • Haley, a 14-year-old girl, wears an adult extra small in juniors sizes and a five to six in shoes. • Ryan, a 12-year-old boy, wears a size 14 in children’s clothes and size six in shoes. • Corbin, a 6-year-old boy, wears a size five in toddler clothing and a shoe size 12. • Christian, a 5-year-old boy, wears a size four in toddler clothing and a shoe size 11. • Cayden, a 1-year-old boy, wears 6-to-9month-old clothing.


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‘You will recognize them by their fruits’ By THE REV. LOU TISCIONE

The Christian faith is a step into the light, not a leap into the darkness. We who are Christians don’t possess a blind faith. We trust in what we have “learned, firmly believed and been convinced of.” 2 Timothy 3:14 It is difficult to live life denying the truth. It is not reasonable to assume that people willingly ignore the truth. Likewise, it is unreasonable to think that people don’t consider the character of leaders to be unimportant. We all face the challenge of discerning a person’s genuine character when called upon to select leaders. The means of discerning a person’s character is not beyond our ability. The Bible gives the means by which character can be known. Past actions help to predict future behavior. Of course, there are no guarantees. We are not omniscient as God is. Yet, we can make reasonable decisions concerning a person’s character. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave a universal principle that will allow us to recognize a person’s character. Jesus’ principle concerns connecting past actions called fruits to assessments of character. The entire sermon was a teaching that Jesus gave to His disciples. Matthew sets the context on a mountainside. Jesus saw the crowds that were following Him, and He went up on the mountain and then He sat down. Matthew 5:2, “And he opened his mouth and taught them (his disciples)…” This sermon was given by Jesus not as another Law but to describe His ethic or practice. In other words, Jesus laid out the standard of life in His Kingdom. He lived out what He preached. The purpose of His Sermon is to drive those who have been born again to their knees. We who profess the name of Christ do so by the sovereign grace of God who has raised us from death to life. We read the sermon and realize that it presents an impossible life-style. We are compelled to rely upon the power of the Holy Spirit of God in order to live the Christian life. Jesus was the only one who actually lived in accordance with His sermon. The verse concerning a person’s “fruits” is near the close of Jesus’ sermon. He said that there will be false prophets. He said that these false prophets will look and dress like sheep but will actually be wolves. These wolves will seek to devour the sheep. The sheep represent the people of God. The wolves are those who are opposed to God and seek to destroy God’s people. The Bible is God’s word to His children. But, it is absolutely and universally true for all men. What the Bible says, God says. What God has said is binding on all people whether or not they believe it. Jesus declared a universal truth concerning discerning another’s character and genuineness. He said it is recognizable no matter what the circumstance or context. The character of an individual is not found in eloquence or erudition, real or imagined. It is not found in appearance or popularity. Character can be assessed by looking at past behavior. In order to recognize a man or woman of character it is necessary to study his or her past behavior. A man’s past actions are his “fruits” in accordance with Jesus’ words. False people have “rotten fruit” produced by their past actions. Sometimes these false people actually say things that might be true. They may be lifted up by those who have ulterior motives. Jesus said look at what they have produced before determining their genuineness. We need leaders who are genuine. We need to look back on a man or woman’s life before we pledge our support. This principle of looking at a person’s fruits applies not only to our civil government but to all areas of life in which we must select leaders. This is so simple yet it seems absent from some of the most important decisions we make. We can complain about those in leadership who display little or no character. We can try to outdo the experts who continue to put forth “made-up” leaders designed to attract the uninformed. Or, we can demand honesty from our leaders. Look for outlets that are willing to give accurate information about a prospective leader’s past. As Jesus instructed His disciples, look to their fruits. “Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.” u The Rev. Lou Tiscione is pastor of Weatherford Presbyterian Church.

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President Obama keeps traveling the country to promote the highlights of his legislative agenda -- tighter controls on weapons, clearer pathways for illegal immigrants, higher taxes on the wealthy. And Republicans keep getting more frustrated. “This is not time for a roadshow president,” fulminated Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the House Republican whip. Added Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, “I think he’s trying to scare the American people.” They’re so upset because Obama’s strategy is so effective. When USA Today asked voters whom they would blame for the “sequester,” $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that are about to start biting, 49 percent said congressional Republicans and 31 percent said the president. The larger picture is even grimmer for the GOP. The Pew Research Center reports that only one in three Americans has a favorable view of the Republican Party, one of the lowest ratings in nearly two decades. There’s nothing new about the president’s strategy. During the Clinton years, political scientist Charles O. Jones coined the phrase “campaigning to govern,” which described a president using campaign tactics to push legislative goals. By traveling the country, a president could generate public support for his agenda and apply heat to lawmakers back on Capitol Hill. During the early 1980s, Ronald Reagan took a similar approach. Back then, the Washington power balance was a mirror image of what it is today: a popular Republican president facing a Democratic House. We were covering Congress, and Democratic Speaker Tip O’Neill often told us that he could not stand up to Reagan’s persuasiveness and pop-


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Free meals, no incentive Dear Editor, Wake up America! We all like a free meal. We know somebody pays. It is a blessing to feed a friend or help someone in need. The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount ever of free meals and food stamps this year. Over 46 million people will be receiving free meals or food stamps in 2013. Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the Department of Interior, asks us, “Please do not feed the animals.” Their reason for the policy is

Cokie and Steve Roberts ularity. With the help of Southern Democratic defectors, Reagan enacted big chunks of his agenda, including sharp tax cuts. As Reagan proved then, and as Obama is trying to emulate today, the power to shape public opinion is probably a president’s single biggest asset. Karl Rove, the Republican strategist, made that point in a Wall Street Journal article in which he urged party leaders to stand up to Obama. But, warned Rove, “It won’t be easy, given the president’s intrinsic advantages and bigger megaphone.” Obama made a similar argument, and foreshadowed his current “road show,” in a telling interview last month with The New Republic. Asked what he had learned from history, the president replied: “I always read a lot of Lincoln, and I’m reminded of his adage that with public opinion, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish; without it, you’re not going to get very far. And spending a lot of time in terms of being in a conversation with the American people as opposed to just playing an insider game here in Washington is an example of the kinds of change in orientation that I think we’ve undergone, not just me personally, but the entire White House.” The president’s “intrinsic advantages” were on display this week when he visited the shipbuilding center of Newport News, Va., to warn Americans that impending budget cuts are “a self-inflicted wound” that would impair military readiness and cost jobs. Last week,

he surrounded himself with steelyeyed first responders and delivered a similar message: You might not like Washington or bureaucrats or red tape, but government still does good things that keep you and your family safe. If those services are degraded, blame the Republicans. Even a “bigger megaphone” does not guarantee a president’s success, however. After the 1982 election, when Republicans lost 26 House seats, Reagan was forced to compromise more often. Today, Obama faces a House dominated by conservative Republicans who come from safe districts and are largely immune from the kind of pressure the president is trying to stimulate. Moreover, Obama is president; it’s his watch. If the fiscal standoff continues, if the budget cuts derail the economy, if the markets sputter, if unemployment rises and growth slows, then it’s his legacy that is jeopardized. Having the biggest megaphone in your hand also means having the biggest target on your back. That’s why the president has to get serious about advancing entitlement reforms that could entice Republicans into a larger bargain on spending and tax policy. He talked in The New Republic about his willingness “to buck the more absolutist-wing elements in our party to get stuff done,” but all he’s done so far is make vague references to “modest” changes in Social Security and Medicare. He has to do more than that. He has to lead. The president has proved that he’s really good at the campaigning part of “campaigning to govern.” Now that he’s won reelection, it’s time for the governing part. u Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by email at stevecokie@ COPYRIGHT 2013 STEVEN AND COKIE ROBERTS DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK FOR UFS

Editor that “the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn how to take care of themselves.” What incentive is there to break the cycle of poverty? Beckie Knox Weatherford

Reader appreciates support Dear Editor, I want to thank you and your readers for the overwhelming support and well wishes I have been receiving since I was made Tenth Degree Grandmaster on Jan. 8. I have been involved in developing the self aware-

Your Opinion The Democrat welcomes letters to the editor on a variety of topics. We reserve the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste. Letters should be concise and to the point. They must be signed and include the author’s address and phone number for verification. We will accept only original letters – no form letters. Letters that do not conform to this policy will not be published. Submissions may be dropped-off at or mailed to the Democrat’s office, 512 Palo Pinto St., Weatherford, TX 76086, faxed to 817-5949734 or sent electronically to

ness, self respect and self protection of the children of Parker County for over 40 years and it has been my pleasure to do so. I have worked with generations of families here and I cannot thank the community enough for all they’ve given me in return. I would like to invite all of your readers to come to The Karate

University for a free class and to observe what we are teaching the future leaders of Parker County. Again, thank you for coverage of my grandmaster ceremony and I hope to see you all soon. Bob Nutall Tenth-degree grandmaster Owner, The Karate University

Official Contacts Federal

President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C. 20500 Phone: (202) 456-1414; Fax: (202) 456-2461

U.S. Senators

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Houston) B40B Dirksen Senate Office Buidling Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-5922 Web: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Austin) Room 370, Russell Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone (202) 224-2934; Fax: (202) 228-2856 Web:

U.S. Congressman

Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) 1026 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-5071 Fax: (202) 225-5683

Web: Home office: 1701 River Run Road Suite 407 Fort Worth, TX 76107 Phone: (817) 338-0909; Fax: (817) 335-5852


Gov. Rick Perry P.O. Box 12428 Austin, TX 78711 Phone: (515) 463-2000; Fax: (512) 463-1849 E-mail through www.governor.

State Senator

State Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), District 30 P.O. Box 12068 Capitol Station Austin, TX 78711 (512) 463-0130 District office: 2220 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 318 Denton, TX 76205 Phone (940) 898-0331; Fax : (940) 898-0926 E-mail: craig.estes@senate.state.

State Representative

State Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford), District 61 Room CAP 1N.5, Capitol P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 Phone (512) 463-0738; Fax: (512) 463-1957 District office: 102 Houston Ave. Weatherford, TX 76086 817-596-4796


Parker County Courthouse 1 Courthouse Square Weatherford, TX 76086 Phone: 817-598-6148 Fax: 817-598-6199 Web: County Judge Mark Riley – 817598-6148, email Pct. 1 Commissioner George Conley– 817-220-7218, email george.conley@parkercountytx. com Pct. 2 Commissioner Craig Peacock– 817-594-4022, email Pct. 3 Commissioner Larry Walden – 817-594-0371, email Pct. 4 Commissioner Dusty Renfro – 817-596-0004, email –

City of weatherford

Weatherford City Hall 303 Palo Pinto St. Weatherford, TX 76086 Phone: 817-598-4000; Fax: 817598-4294 Web: City Manager Jerry Blaisdell – Mayor Dennis Hooks – dhooks@ Councilman, Place 1 Heidi Wilder – Councilman, Place 2 Jeff Robinson – Councilman, Place 3 Waymon Hamilton – Councilman, Place 4 Mayor Pro Tem Craig Swancy – cswancy@

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Weatherford Democrat • Friday, March 1, 2013 • 5 Rebecca Glasgow, left, was named Weatherford Art Association’s first place Artist of the Month for February. John Stout, right, was WAA’s second place Artist of the Month, while Linda Whitehouse, bottom right, was the third place Artist of the Month honoree.

Local art group names its artists of the month The Weatherford Art Association recently announced its three Artists of the Month for February. First place was awarded to Rebecca Glasgow for her oil painting titled, “Pots and Bowls.” Her painting will be on display at First Financial Bank on the Weatherford Square through March. Second place was awarded to John Stout for his painting called, “Here’s Looking At You.” His painting will be on display at the Fort Worth Community Credit Union throughout March. Third place was awarded to Linda

Whitehouse for her oil painting titled, “Desert Willow.” Her painting will hang at First National Bank on Palo Pinto Street until the end of March. Guest demonstration artist was international acclaimed watercolorist Tina Bohlman. Bohlman donated her demonstration painting to a raffle for WAA, which was won by Carroll Richardson. Bohlman will host a “Basics Watercolor Technique” three-day workshop at the Firehouse Gallery on March 8-10. Contact Stout at 817-597-9282 for registration and a materials list. Guest demonstration artist for the month was international acclaimed watercolorist Tina Bohlman, left. Bohlman donated her demonstration painting to a raffle for WAA, which was won by Carroll Richardson, shown below with Bohlman.

Tina Bohlman will host a “Basics Watercolor Technique” three-day workshop at the Firehouse Gallery on March 8-10. Contact John Stout at 817597-9282 for registration and a materials list.

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WALHMART SUPERCENTER Open 24 Hours 817-594-9193 1836 South Main

WESTWOOD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 1010 S. Bowie Dr. 817-594-5190 BAPTIST BAKER BAPTIST 1912 Baker Cut Off Rd. 817-594-3490 BALLEW SPRINGS BAPTIST 2301 Ballew Springs Rd. 940-328-0838 BETHEL BAPTIST 201 Kathey St. 817-458-8502 BEULAH BAPTIST 350 Beulah Rd., Millsap 817-594-3757

CENTRAL BAPTIST 4290 Old Agnes Rd. 817-594-5918 CLEARFORK BAPTIST 100 Ragle Rd. 817-594-1154 COMMUNITY BAPTIST 1101 W. Ball St. 817-599-0406 DENNIS FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FM 1189 817-613-9295 EMMANUEL BAPTIST 1706 S. Main St. 817-594-3566 EUREKA BAPTIST 401 Eureka St. 254-206-0467 FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 173 Green Branch RD 817-599-4117 FIRST BAPTIST 124 Oak St., Aldeo 817-441-8885


Serving Parker County Over Fifty Years J.V. Plowman, Owner James R. Plowman, Manager Telephone numbers 817-594-2747, 817-596-2802, 1-800-593-2747 Online Obituaries and Condolences: “Serving every family as if you are a part of our own�

OUTREACH OF LOVE ASSEMBLY OF GOD Hwy. 199 FM 2257 E. 817-221-2983

CENTER POINT BAPTIST 1003 Center Point Rd. 817-596-3139


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FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 612 Goshen Rd., Springtown 817-523-4462

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COOL CHRIST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 10499 Mineral Wells Hwy. 940-682-4401


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ABUNDANT LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 300 Tabernacle St., Whitt 940-798-3663

CALVARY BAPTIST 1900 FM 51 N. 817-596-0214




FIRST BAPTIST 221 W. Church St. 817-594-5457 FIRST BAPTIST 601 Ranch House Rd. 817-441-7170 FIRST BAPTIST P.O. Box 75, Whitt 940-798-2915 FIRST BAPTIST OF BROCK 2111 FM 1189, Brock TX 817-596-7944 FIRST BAPTIST HORSESHOE BEND 7156 Brazos Trail 817-594-2454 FIRST BAPTIST OF POOLVILLE 202 S. Church St. 817-944-0951 FIRST FREEWILL BAPTIST 109 Line Street 817-599-9620 FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST P.O. Box 27, Poolville 817-594-3916 THE FREEDOM CHURCH 1823-A Clear Lake Road Weatherford, TX 76086 817-613-8881 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 801 Friendship Rd. 817-594-5940

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GARNER BAPTIST 2304 FM 113 N. 940-682-7533 GIBTOWN BAPTIST 1740 E. Gibtown Rd, Poolville 817-594-6781

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GRACE BAPTIST 811 McClendon Walker Rd., Aledo 817-441-6306


GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 1300 N. Rusk 817-613-7563 GREENWOOD BAPTIST 1504 Greenwood Cut-Off Rd. 817-596-8302


HERITAGE BAPTIST 3577 N. FM 51 Weatherford, TX 817-444-1595 HARMONY BAPTIST 242 Harmony Rd. 817-599-0600 HILLTOP BAPTIST 702 E. First St. Weatherford, TX 817-594-1646 HORSESHOE BEND BAPTIST 7156 Comanche Trl. 817-594-2454 LAKESHORE DRIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 200 S. Lakeshore Dr. Hudson Oaks 817-596-0100

817-599-6951 CATHOLIC ST. STEPHEN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 1802 Bethel Rd. 817-596-9585 HOLY REDEEMER CATHOLIC PARISH 16250 Old Weatherford Rd., Aledo TX 817-441-3500 CHRISTIAN NEW BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1446 Greenwood Cut-off RD Greenwood Chapel 817-613-1619 CHURCH OF CHRIST

LITTLE FLOCK PRIMITIVE BAPTIST 4960 Tin Top Rd. 817-599-7434

ALEDO CHURCH OF CHRIST FM 1187 S., Aledo 817-441-8074

MIDWAY BAPTIST 4110 E. Hwy. 199, Springtown 817-221-5683

AUTHON CHURCH OF CHRIST FM 1885 N. 817-596-4180

MILLSAP BAPTIST 209 Locust St., Millsap 940-682-4817

CHURCH OF CHRIST 201 S. Main 817-594-3030

MOUNT ZION PRIMITIVE BAPTIST 725 McClendon Walker Rd., Aledo 817-441-8117

CHURCH OF CHRIST 17801 FM 920, Poolville 817-594-4182

MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 109 S. Brazos St Weatherford 817-613-8243 NEW FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 3303 W. FM 5, ALEDO 817-594-1754 NEW HAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH 1501 Peaster Hwy. NEW HOPE BAPTIST 107 S. Bowie Dr. 817-596-9801 NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST CHURCH 250 Old Tin Top Road 817-613-1501 NORTH SIDE BAPTIST 910 N. Main St. 817-599-8612 OAK RIDGE BAPTIST 310 N. Oakridge Dr. 817-613-1580 PRIMERA IGLESIA BAUTISTA 408 W. 7th St. 817-594-1656 SANTA FE DRIVE BAPTIST 1502 Santa Fe Dr. 817-594-2863

CHURCH OF CHRIST IN LA JUNTA 1460 Newsome Mound Rd. 817-677-3290

EAST BANKHEAD CHURCH OF CHRIST 2610 E. Bankhead Hwy. 817-594-6062 EASTSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 108 S. Line St. 817-594-2028 HILLCREST CHURCH OF CHRIST 236 W. Interstate 20 817-594-4330 HI-WAY CHURCH OF CHRIST I-20 West - Millsap (Exit 394 Service Road) 817-694-8708 MIDWAY CHURCH OF CHRIST 6400 Midway Road Springtown 817-597-5392

SOUTH SIDE BAPTIST 1115 S Brazos St. 817-594-3239

WEATHERFORD CHURCH OF CHRIST 202 W Ranch Court 817-594-0910

WILLOW PARK BAPTIST 129 S. Ranch House Rd., Aledo 817-441-1596 ZION HILL BAPTIST 3500 Zion Hill Rd. 817-594-2849 BIBLE TRINITY BIBLE 4880 I 20 Access Rd., Aledo 817-441-7477 THE GATHERING Silver Star Village 1120 FM 1189 Suite 104 Brock 817-771-8923 CROSSTIMBERS BIBLE 6505 FM 920 Weatherford 817-599-7759 WEATHERFORD BIBLE CHURCH 1116 N Main COMMUNITY CHAPEL CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 401 W. I-20 817-594-0589 WEATHERFORD BIBLE CHURCH 102 E 3rd Street Corner of N. Main & East Third

ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL 125 S. Waco St. 817-596-8734 PRINCE MEMORIAL C.M.E. 410 West Oak 817-594-2003 PROVIDENCE REFORMED EPISCOPAL 405 S. Bowie Dr. 817-594-1590 ST. FRANCIS EPISCOPAL 117 Ranch House Rd. 817-441-9156 THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN PARKER COUNTY 2 Dean Rd Aledo, TX 817-637-0846 JEHOVAH’S WITNESS JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES KINGDOM HALL 1240 E. Bankhead 817-594-5651 LUTHERAN MESSIAH LUTHERAN 907 Washington Drive 817-613-1334 TRINITY LUTHERAN 1500 W. Ball St. 817-613-1939 METHODIST

ANNETTA UNITED METHODIST 2836 West FM 5 Aledo 76008 817-599-7950

TIN TOP CHURCH OF CHRIST 328 Old Tin Top Rd. 817-599-6382

WHITT FIRST BAPTIST P.O. Box 73, Whitt 940-798-3321

ALEDO CHRISTIAN CENTER 124 N. Front St, Aledo 817-441-9062

CHURCH OF CHRIST 201 Case St. 817-599-7722

SODA SPRINGS BAPTIST 1801 Soda Springs Rd., Millsap 940-682-7229

VICTORY BAPTIST 1311 E. Bankhead Dr. 817-594-7421


ALEDO UNITED METHODIST 100 Pecan St. Aledo 817-441-8329

SHADY GROVE BAPTIST 2470 W. Lambert Rd. 817-594-2057

TIN TOP COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHRUCH 147 Western Lake Dr. 817-613-1619


CHURCH OF CHRIST North Main 1302 N. Main St. 817-594-6896

OAK RIDGE CHURCH OF CHRIST 4895 E. I-20, N. Serv. Rd., Aledo, TX 78006 817-441-1875

SPRING CREEK BAPTIST 100 Spring Creek Rd. 817-594-3707

2 Dean Drive, Aledo 817-441-7393

WILLOW PARK CHURCH OF CHRIST 721 Ranch House Rd. 817-441-9056 WINDMILL CHURCH OF CHRIST 4839 Tin Top Rd. 817-613-0277 MILLSAP CHURCH OF CHRIST MESQUITE ST. 817-757-2476 CHURCH OF GOD CENTERPOINT CHURCH OF GOD 102 Center Point Rd. 817-594-8891 CHURCH OF GOD 2240 Hwy. 80 E. 817-594-0907 CHURCH OF GOD 803 N. Main St. 817-599-4673 NEW BEGINNINGS 2799 Mineral Wells Hwy Weatherford, TX 76088 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 2251 Bethel Road Bishop Rix 817-307-0718 DISCIPLES OF CHRIST CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1602 S. Main St. 817-594-3053 817-613-9678 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST 3196 Bethel Rd. 817-596-3418 BETHESDA UNITED METHODIST 6657 FM 113N Garner 940-682-7339 BROCK UNITED METHODIST 127 Lazy Bend Rd. 817-613-0332 CALVARY UNITED METHODIST 210 Garner Rd. 817-594-5215 COUTS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST 802 N. Elm St. 817-599-8601 FIRST UNITED METHODIST 301 S. Main St. 817-599-4231

PARKER COUNTY COWBOY CHURCH 5050 FM 5 South Aledo, TX 76008 817-925-0910 BRAZOS TRAILS COWBOY CHURCH OF WEATHERFORD 300 Sharla Smelley Rd 817-599-7377 CALVARY CHAPEL WEATHERFORD 103 Lakeview Court Weatherford, TX 76087 817-565-4748 CHRIST THE KING COVENANT CHURCH 2800 Tin Top road Weatherford, TX 76087 817-594-8720­ CHURCH IN PEASTER 8601 FM Rd. 920, 817-596-8805 GOOD NEWS GOSPEL PRAISE CHURCH 1241 E. Mineral Wells Hwy. 817-3207485 GOSPEL OUTREACH 611 N. Rusk Weatherford, 76086 GRACE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP 111 W. Ranch Lane Weatherford 817-599-9173 HARVEST HILLS FAMILY CHURCH 5219 N FM Rd 51 817-599-7655 KINGDOM FAITH MINISTRIES 1517 Texas Drive Weatherford 817-596-3554 LIVING WAY MINISTRIES 416 E. Hwy. 80 W. 817-441-6423 OUTREACH OF LOVE 134 Otto Dr. 817-613-9855

HOLDERS CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST 501 Holders Chapel, Cool 940-682-4430

OUTREACH OF LOVE 38 Lakeview Ter. 817-613-9855

LIGHT OF THE WORLD UNITED METHODIST 102 Elm St., Suite 200, Hudson Oaks 817-832-6250

NEW RIVER FELLOWSHIP 3252 E. I-20 Hudson Oaks 817-341-7970

MILLSAP UNITED METHODIST 402 S. Lamar St., Millsap 940-682-4920

NEW LIFE FAMILY FELLOWSHIP 525 W. Hwy. 199 817-523-2045

POOLVILLE UNITED METHODIST 230 N. Church St. 817-599-3601 PRINCE MEMORIAL CME 410 West Oak Weatherford 817-594-2003 SILVER CREEK UMC 2200 Church Rd, Azle 817-444-1382 UNITED METHODIST District Office 1421 Sloan St. 817-599-9541 PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTALS OF PARKER COUNTY 208 E. 3rd St. 817-594-8513 PRESBYTERIAN FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 301 Bailey Ranch Rd. Aledo, Texas 76008 817-441-6262 GRACE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 606 Mockingbird Lane 817-594-2744 NEWBERRY CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN 1751 Newberry Rd., Millsap 940-682-4844 WEATHERFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 204 S. Main 817-598-1277 OTHER ADELL COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP 101 Adell

ROCK OF HELPS 801 Tremont St. 817-596-4763 ROCK OF HELPS 215 E. 4th St. 817-599-6043 SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 201 Eden Road Weatherford 817-774-5789 SHILOH TRAIL COWBOY CHURCH 2859 Thompson Rd. 817-599-6523 SILVERADO COWBOY CHURCH 4000 IH-20 817-596-5880 TEMPLE SINAI 1017 W. Oak St. 817-599-7815 THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD 611 N. Rusk St. 817-594-4767 THE FELLOWSHIP AT WEATHERFORD 2721 S. Main St. 817-599-5743 SILVERADO COWBOY CHURCH 4000 WEST IH 20 817-596-5880

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AL-ANON If you have a family member or friend that has a problem with alcoholism, AL-ANON can help you. Meetings Monday ~ 6:30 pm Wednesday ~ 8:00 pm. 502 East Oak. 817-596-9454

Alcoholics Anonymous If you want to drink, that!s your problem. If you want to stop, that!s our problem. Please call: Alcoholics Anonymous 8179-598-9021

Retirement Notification Henry Philen Lobstein, MD. will be retiring from the practice of medicine effective March 31, 2013.

130 Flea Markets 15 Lb of Fiji Live Rock for Salt Water Aquarium $80 (817)902-8540 35 sq yds of good Carpet $100 obo (817)757-5754 Oak full size bedroom set with mattress and boxspring, headboard, dresser & mirror and chest of drawer. $425. Very Good Condition. 817-846-8676 Queen Bed w/ Matress & Box Springs $500 (817)598-1645 (940)631-1153 US General 3708 Generator $300 Like New 817-929-5058

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Pursuant to section 59 of the Texas Property Code, this is a notice of public auction in order to satisfy a landlord’s lien of personal property. The Auction will be held at Security Self Storage, 2200 Ft Worth Hwy, Weatherford, TX 76086 on Saturday,

Pursuant to section 59 of the Texas Property Code, this is a notice of public auction in order to satisfy a landlord’s lien of personal property. The Auc147 Legals tion will be held at Security Self Storage, 2200 Ft Worth Hwy, Weatherford, TX 76086 on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:00 am. Storage units are believed to contain general household items. Units to be auctioned include: A18-James Ward, A20-Debbie K Nix A23-Juan G Gutierrez B4-Joe H Leaver, B68-Richard Carter Jr B71-Ana Chavez C22-Roberta Mack C25-Roberta Mack D12-Juleah McGlothlin E8-Larry W Castleberry, F11-Lady Scotland G8-Jerry A Moore The sale is open to cash buyers only. The facility has a right to place a minimum bid on each unit. All sales are final. Questions can be directed to the Property Manager. Manager at Security Self Storage 817-599-0300

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND INTENT TO OBTAIN AIR QUALITY STANDARD PERMIT REGISTRATION RENEWAL AIR QUALITY REGISTRATION NO. 55290 APPLICATION 37 Building Products Ltd., has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for renewal of Registration No. 55290, for an Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants, which would authorize continued operation of a Concrete Batch Plant located at 3133 Ranger Highway, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas 76088. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. /assets/public/hb610/in dex.html?lat=32.727777&l ng=97.875555&zoom=13& type=r. The existing facility is authorized to emit the following air contaminants: particulate matter including (but not limited to) aggregate, cement, road dust, and particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on January 23, 2013. The ap-

APPLICATION 37 Building Products Ltd., has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for renewal of Registration No. 55290, for an Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants, which would authorize continued operation of a Concrete Batch Plant located at 3133 Ranger Highway, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas 76088. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. /assets/public/hb610/in dex.html?lat=32.727777&l ng=97.875555&zoom=13& type=r. The existing facility is authorized to emit the following air contaminants: particulate matter including (but not limited to) aggregate, cement, road dust, and particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 147 Legals microns or less. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on January 23, 2013. The application will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Dallas/Fort Worth regional office. and the Weatherford Public Library, 1014 Charles Street, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, beginning the first day of publication of this notice. The facility’s compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review in the Dallas/Fort Worth regional office of the TCEQ. The executive director has determined the application is administratively complete and will conduct a technical review of the application. Information in the application indicates that this permit renewal would not result in an increase in allowable emissions and would not result in the emission of an air contaminant not previously emitted. The TCEQ may act on this application without seeking further public comment or providing an opportunity for a contested case hearing if certain criteria are met. PUBLIC COMMENT You may submit public comments, or a request for a contested case hearing to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. The TCEQ will consider all public comments in developing a final decision on the application. The deadline to submit public comments is 15 days after the final newspaper notice is published. After the deadline for public comments, the executive director will prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. Issues such as property values, noise, traffic safety, and zoning are outside of the TCEQ’s jurisdiction to consider in the permit process. After the technical review is complete the executive director will consider the comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. If only comments are received, the response to comments, along with the executive director’s decision on the application, will then be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments or who is on the mailing list for this application, unless the application is directly referred to a contested case hearing. OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING You may request a contested case hearing. The applicant or the executive director may also request that the application be directly referred to a contested case hearing after technical review of the application. A contested case hearing is a legal

line for public comments, the executive director will prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. Issues such as property values, noise, traffic safety, and zoning are outside of the TCEQ’s jurisdiction to consider in the permit process. After the technical review is complete the executive director will consider the comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. If only comments are received, the response to comments, along with the executive director’s decision on the application, will then be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments or who is on the mailing list for this application, unless the application is directly referred to a contested case hearing. OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING You may request a contested case hearing. The applicant or the executive director may also request that the application be directly referred to a con147 Legals tested case hearing after technical review of the application. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. Unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed within 15 days from this notice, the executive director may act on the application. If no hearing request is received within this 15 day period, no further opportunity for hearing will be provided. According to the Texas Clean Air Act § 382.056(o) a contested case hearing may only be granted if the applicant’s compliance history is in the lowest classification under applicable compliance history requirements and if the hearing request is based on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decision on the application. Further, the Commission may only grant a hearing on those issues raised during the public comment period and not withdrawn. A person who may be affected by emissions of air contaminants from the facility is entitled to request a hearing. If requesting a contested case hearing, you must submit the following: (1) your name (or for a group or association, an official representative), mailing address, daytime phone number, and fax number, if any; (2) applicant’s name and permit number; (3) the statement “[I/we] request a contested case hearing;” (4) a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the application and air emissions from the facility in a way not common to the general public; (5) the location and distance of your property relative to the facility; and (6) a description of how you use the property which may be impacted by the facility. If the request is made by a group or association, the one or more members who have standing to request a hearing and the interests the group or association seeks to protect must also be identified. You may also submit your proposed adjustments to the application/permit which would satisfy your concerns. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing within 15 days following this notice to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. If any requests for a contested case hearing are timely filed, the executive director will forward the application and any requests for a contested case hearing to the Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. Un-

of how you would be adversely affected by the application and air emissions from the facility in a way not common to the general public; Friday, (5) March 1, 2013 • 7 the location and distance of your property relative to the facility; and (6) a description of how you use the property which may be impacted by the facility. If the request is made by a group or association, the one or more members who have standing to request a hearing and the interests the group or association seeks to protect must also be identified. You may also submit your proposed adjustments to the application/permit which would satisfy your concerns. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing within 15 days following this notice to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. If any requests for a contested case hearing are timely filed, the executive director will forward the application and any requests for a contested 147 Legals 215 Drivers case hearing to the Commissioners for their conClass A CDL Drivers sideration at a scheduled Home Every Night Local/Regional Commission meeting. UnFlatbed, 3yrs exp less the application is diClean MVR/Drug rectly referred to a conHealth Ins., Dental & Vision Call 817-225-0011 tested case hearing, the executive director will mail the response to comments along with notification of Commission meeting to DRIVERS NEEDED everyone who submitted 2 YRS. CDL-A EXP. comments or is on the W /SOME FLATBED mailing list for this applicaSOME RUNS HOME DAILY , tion. If a hearing is SOME LAYOVER RUNS WE PROVIDE EXCELLENT granted, the subject of a PAY AND BENEFITS! hearing will be limited to disputed issues of fact APPLY IN PERSON AT S ALEM CARRIERS C/ O relating to relevant and HANSON BRICK material air quality con500 NE 14TH AVENUE , cerns raised during the M INERAL WELLS , TX 76067 OR A PPLY O NLINE AT comment period. Issues WWW.SALEMCARRIERS .COM such as property values, OR CALL 1-800-709-2536 noise, traffic safety, and zoning are outside of the Commission’s jurisdiction to consider in this proceeding. MAILING LIST HIRING Transport Drivers In addition to submitting • 2 years verifiable driving experience or 1 year in the public comments, you oilfield. may ask to be placed on a • Clean MVR and mailing list to receive fuBack ground ture public notices for this • Class A License + Tanker Endorsement specific application mailed • 22 years or older by the Office of the Chief • Excellent benefits Clerk by sending a written and bonuses. request to the Office of the Hiring for Cleburne, Chief Clerk at the address Weatherford, Jacksboro, and Bridgeport yards. below. CONTACT : AGENCY CONTACTS 940-393-5525 - Danny AND INFORMATION 817-925-5154 - Jon Public comments and reEOE quests must be submitted either electronically at Class A CDL Driver Needed with Hazmat & Tanker Enabout/comments.html, or dorsements to haul Crude Oil. Needing Frac Sand & Flatbed in writing to the Texas Drivers. Commission on EnvironNeed 2 years driving exp. mental Quality, Office of Plus Benefits the Chief Clerk, MC-105, Call 817-444-7711 P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. If you General Help 225 communicate with the Wanted TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your FUN VALLEY email address, like your FAMILY RESORT physical mailing address, SUMMER EMPLOYMENT will become part of the agency’s public record. FUN VALLEY FAMILY For more information RESORT about this permit applicaSOUTH FORK COLORADO tion or the permitting Needs young adults to work process, please call the and adults with their own RV Public Education Program for summer employment. toll free at Call 817.279.1016 or email 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Busy Oral Surgery Office Español, puede llamar al In Weatherford Is Seeking Registered 1-800-687-4040. Dental Assistant. Further information may Bring Resume To also be obtained from 37 910 Foster Ln Weatherford. Building Products Ltd, Exp. Veterinary Technician 3133 Ranger Highway, needed Weatherford, Texas Parker County Vet Hospital 76088-8419 or by calling 1724 Blair Drive Weatherford, Tx 76086 Mr. Josh Butler, Westward Must Apply Within ! Environmental, Inc. at (830) 249-8284. Notice Issuance Date: February 7, 2013

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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777 The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275

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390 Garage Sale Weatherford: 2009 Greenwood Cut Off Road. Friday & Saturday. 9am-? New Clothing dramatically reduced. Couch & Love seat, Home Decor, and much more.

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Muscle relaxant can help tension headache DEAR DOCTOR K: I get tension headaches. Over-thecounter pain relievers help, but not completely. What else can I try? DEAR READER: Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. They cause a dull tightness or pressure in a band-like pattern across the forehead or in the back of the head. Sometimes the entire head hurts. (I’ve put an illustration of the typical tension headache pattern on my website, AskDoctorK. com.) Tension headaches tend to cause mild or moderate pain. They’re generally not intense enough to keep you from functioning or to awaken you at night. How do you distinguish tension headaches from another common cause of headache, migraines? Migraines have several features not seen with tension headaches; they tend to begin on just one side of the head, often around the eye, even though they may later spread to the whole head. Migraines often are accompanied by nausea and sometimes vomiting. They typically cause a throbbing or pounding pain. Migraines often are preceded

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or accompanied by changes in vision. You may see black spots or flashing lights, or just have blurry vision for a while. Finally, people with migraines are often very sensitive to lights or noises, and want to rest in a quiet and dark place. Migraines don’t necessarily have all of these features, but they typically have at least one. Tension headaches are caused by tightness in the muscles of the scalp and the back of the neck. For many people, an over-the-counter (OTC) painkiller such as ibuprofen is enough to banish the headache. But for others, OTC painkillers and even stronger prescription pain relievers don’t provide complete relief. Painkillers can actually turn an occasional problem into a chronic one. That’s because both OTC and prescription pain relievers target only the symptom of tension headaches (pain); they don’t address the underlying cause (muscle tightness). Rely too much on pain relievers, and you may find that your tension headaches gradually increase in fre-

quency. To make matters worse, frequent use of pain relievers may make other medications less effective at relieving your headaches. That’s why targeting the root cause of tension headaches -- muscle tightness -- is a better strategy. A fast-acting but short-lived muscle relaxant such as carisoprodol (Soma, Vanadom) or metaxalone (Skelaxin) can loosen head and neck muscles. These drugs slow the functioning of your central nervous system, creating an overall calming effect. Muscle relaxants don’t relieve pain any more effectively than OTC pain relievers, but they address the mechanism of the tension headache. So combining a muscle relaxant with a pain reliever can give good relief. Muscle relaxants work quickly, within 15 to 30 minutes. Their effects last only three to four hours, but that’s enough, since tension headaches rarely continue for more than a few hours. If you decide to try a muscle relaxant, be aware that it may cause drowsiness and fatigue. But if your headaches are migraine headaches, they are much less likely to respond to muscle relaxant treatments.

March is National Kidney Month Dear Annie: I was just 18 years old when a routine doctor’s visit exposed off-thechart high blood pressure and landed me in the emergency room. As a carefree teen in my first year of college, I felt healthy and assumed it couldn’t possibly be anything more than a little stress. Even the ER doctor took a look at me and said he was sure there couldn’t be anything wrong. Imagine the shock when the blood tests showed I had stage-four kidney disease. I was dangerously close to needing dialysis or a kidney transplant, but I had no clue that I’d been suffering from a silent killer. Kidney disease often goes undetected because symptoms may not appear until the kidneys are actually failing. One in three American adults is at risk due to high blood pressure or diabetes, two

Annie's Mailbox of the leading causes. The good news is that early detection and proper treatment can slow the progress. My battle with kidney disease has turned me into a fitness guru and an advocate for kidney patients. I now do something active every day. By following a careful diet and working closely with my doctors to manage my high blood pressure, I have been able to prevent further damage. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude can affect your medical prognosis in the best possible way. I can attest to it. Will you please encourage your readers to get their kidneys checked? March is National Kidney Month and March 14th is World Kidney Day. The National Kidney Foundation is urging Americans to learn

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about risk factors and get their kidneys checked with a simple urine and blood test. For more information on these tests and staying healthy, and for a schedule of free kidney health screenings across the country, please suggest that your readers visit the National Kidney Foundation at -Leslie Field, Bradbury, Calif. Dear Leslie Field: Thank you for reminding our readers how important it is to get regular checkups to make sure their systems are running smoothly. More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease, and most don’t know it. People often don’t consider their kidney health, yet it can make a tremendous difference in the quality of one’s life. We hope our readers will check the National Kidney Foundation website for more information.







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When it hurts to go to


Although children should have fun at school and be happy to learn, play and grow, for some, victims of school violence, it hurts! And when looking at phenomenons like street gangs, taxing and, now, the new trend of Internet videos, there’s even more to fear for our youth.

If, like many youth, your teen seems to hide behind a wall of silence, look for the following behaviours: reduced motivation or concentration, loss of self-confidence, irritability, aggressivity, discomfort, failure at school, dropping out, isolation, depression, or any other behaviour that could cause you concern. Talk to your child. If communication is too difficult, even impossible, don’t hesitate to talk to his or her favourite teacher, or an uncle or aunt that may be

particularly close to your child. Don’t let him or her go to school without support when things are going badly! Fighting violence at school begins at home. Parents that are watchful of behaviors and changes in the behavior of their child will be able to respond quickly. Often difficult for parents to counter, violence is a heavy burden for a child to carry. By making children aware of the fact that they could be victims, by getting them to think about their own acts, by helping them be aware of signs of violence at school, you will make youth that are able to express their viewpoint and capable of reacting to protect themselves and those around them.

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12 • Friday, March 1, 2013 • Weatherford Democrat

Girls state basketball tournament

Quick start fades for Aledo in state semifinal Ladycats fall to Dallas Lincoln, 64-44 By GREG WEBB

AUSTIN — The Aledo Ladycats took the floor in their first trip to “The Show” that is the UIL State Basketball Tournament, and looked like they were frequent residents of the tourney from the tip. Senior Mallory Powell and sophomore Alyssa Dry scored the first seven points of the game, and harassed the Dallas Lincoln offense through the first five minutes of the game, rendering the Lady Tigers ineffective. Aledo’s energy level was evident, as they came to leave it all on the floor, and Lincoln could not find its rhythm early on. But the tables turned in the second period and for the balance of the game, as the Ladycats shooting, and energy, cooled off. The Lady Tigers built a 17-point advantage after the break that Aledo could not make up, falling in its inaugural trip to the state spectacle, 64-44. Unforced errors plagued both teams, particularly in the second quarter, as possessions were many, but non-productive. The crisp ball handling the Ladycats displayed in the opening minutes of the contest gave way to turnovers, eventually taking a toll on the shooting. “We quite frankly had a lot of trouble getting the ball down the court in the second period, and

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Aledo guard Alyssa Dry knifes through Dallas Lincoln defenders in the opening quarter of a Class 4A state tournament semifinal Thursday, at the Frank Irwin Center, in Austin. The Ladycats jumped out to an early lead, but fell short in their first trip to the show, falling to the Lady Tigers, 64-44.

only scored three points,” said Aledo head coach Rusty Johnson. “ You have to give a lot of credit to Lincoln’s defense. “But I’m very proud of how our girls played from the start, and kept fighting to the end.” Aledo regained some of their energy in the final period, quickening the pace of the game, but had a hard time erasing the deficit, which hung around 15 points for much of the period. Lincoln, after settling into its double-digit lead, looked more like a team who had already been to the state tournament a dozen times prior.

Loose, and with time fading for Aledo, the Lady Tigers increased its lead down the stretch. Powell, who sat for much of the third period with foul trouble, still managed 10 points on the night, but did not possess the deadly accuracy she had displayed in the regional tournament just a week before, earning the tourney’s MVP nod.. Megan Wood led Aledo scoring with 13 points. Aledo finishes its season as the Class 4A, Region I Champs and state semifinalists, recording a 30-8 overall record.

WC baseball/softball Coyotes split double header at Tyler JC

Staff Report Weatherford College baseball head coach Jeff Lightfoot trotted five Coyotes pitcher to the mound in the first match of a 2-game set played at Tyler Junior College on Wednesday. The changes were ultimately effective, as WC ended the Apaches’ sixth-inning rally to win the front of a double header, 7-5. Outhitting Tyler 11-9, the Coyotes put a crooked number on the scoreboard in the top of the second, making Tyler pitcher Zach Aitken pay for a pair of free passes. After three consecutive singles netted two runs, Trooper Reynolds’ 2-out, basesloaded double scored two more runs and chased Aitken from the mound. WC allowed an unearned run in the bottom frame, but starter Jacob Stone shut out the Apaches for the next four innings, and collected the win for WC. Weatherford put together three more runs in the sixth, with RBIs from Connor Vandeveer (3 for 5 hitting) and Paxton Delagarza (2 for 4). They needed the insurance, as Tyler answered with four runs in the bottom half. WC reliever Dustin Emmons turned off the faucet, throwing 14 pitches, a dozen of those strikes, and collected the save. In the 9-inning nightcap, Tyler’s Jacob French went the distance on the mound, allowing a pair of runs in the second inning, but no more, as the Coyotes fell, 6-2. Rebounding with three runs in the bottom of the second, TJC added another three in the sixth, with WC struggling at the plate against French. Erik Garcia had an RBI for the Coyotes. The Coyotes return to Roger Williams Ballpark on Saturday for another 7/9-inning set with TJC, beginning at 1 p.m., and will be the final non-conference game before kicking off North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference (NTJCAC) play at Temple on Wednesday. The conference-game scheme for the season will be consecutive double headers with two games at home and two games away. NTJCAC games will be played on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

WC women win big, small over Vernon

Staff Report The Lady Coyotes softball team collected a pair of W’s at Vernon College on Wednesday, showing off hitting in the opening win, 9-0, and defensive prowess in the second game of the non-conference double header to win, 1-0. WC’s Kylee Studioso pitched a 1-hit shutout in the opener, while the Lady Coyotes bats produced nine hits, and as many runs. WC scored three runs in the first inning, and closed out the 5-inning match with a handful of runs in the fifth. Catcher Kortney Koroll put together a 4-hit performance, scoring twice in the match. Shortstop Katy Vandewater was 2-for-2 at the plate, crossing the plate three times. Studioso fanned seven Vernon batters while ceding just a single walk. WC’s Luci Ponce scored on an error in the top of the fourth inning in the second game. The unearned run would be all the Lady Coyotes would require, as Bailee Wortham notched a complete-game shutout, spreading four hits among the Vernon batters, while striking out a handful. The Vernon pitcher was effective, as well, limiting WC batters to three hits. With a stellar start to their season, the WC women improve to 18-1 (16 consecutive wins) and will host Howard College, the only team to blemish the WC record, on Friday. On Wednesday, Weatherford College will open NTJCAC play with a double header, hosting Cisco Junior College, at 1 p.m.

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