Quote of the week:

“I find the regular guy can make it just fine if government will leave him alone, let him keep more of his money—and not take away his belief that it is up to him.”

— Dave Ramsey

Archive for February, 2015

  • Install a red light at the entrance to our neighborhood

    By Editor on February 28, 2015
    Petitioning City of Ft. Worth Lisa Williams Fort Worth, TX Since May 2014, I personally have seen and heard of way too many accidents at the intersection of Bailey Boswell and Eagle’s Landing/Bowman Roberts, in zip code 76179 in North Ft Worth. One of these accidents was my son, which totaled his vehicle. Our neighborhood is worried someone is going […]
  • Senator Nelson Files Tax Relief Bills

    By Editor on February 28, 2015
    Senator Nelson Files Tax Relief Bills This week Senator Nelson filed SB 1 and SB 7, together providing approximately $4 billion in tax relief during the 2016-2017 biennium. SB 1 raises the homestead exemption to 25 percent of the home median market value. SB 7 reduces the state’s business franchise tax rate by 15 percent. “Because of our economic success, […]
  • 84th Texas Legislature Weekly Report and Calendar

    By Editor on February 28, 2015
      HB 5 / HJR 5 support rally, 1:30pm Tuesday, south steps of the Texas Capitol.   Legislative Receptions Week of February 23, 2015 4:30pm Wednesday, Stephen F Austin hotel, 701 Congress hosted by DRMC & TRTC 6:00pm Wednesday, Doubletree hotel, 303 W 15th St, hosted by chambers of commerce 7:30am Thursday, Austin Club, 110 E 9th St, hosted by […]
  • Election ballot deadlines are here

    By Editor on February 27, 2015
      By Rick Allen — Time is running out to file to run for office in a variety of area cities. Positions are available for councils and school boards. The deadline to get your name on the ballot for the May elections is Feb. 27. Here are the offices that are up for election this year in their respective cities, […]
  • Saginaw City Staff Receive Prestigious Awards

    By Editor on February 27, 2015
    On Thursday, February 19th at the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet, Saginaw City Staff members Melanie McManus (Human Resources Manager) was awarded the City of Saginaw “Employee of the Year’ and Paula Waak (Library Director) was awarded the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce “Public Servant of the Year”. For more detailed information, check out the following link:  http://www.ci.saginaw.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/4618.
  • Chamber Ribbon Cutting for The Sci-Fi Factory

    By Editor on February 23, 2015
    It isn’t every day you get to see a ribbon cutting with a bat’lathe, but Sci Fi Factory made it happen today! Welcome to our community! Your friends at the Northwest Tarrant Chamber of Commerce.
  • FW Business Assistance Center Offerings

    By Editor on February 22, 2015
      Register for BAC Workshops   1150 South Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76104 (P) 817-871-6025 E-Mail: info@fwbac.com www.fwbac.com   Stay Informed February 2015 Workshops The BAC helps small businesses start, grow, and succeed by creating and delivering relevant small business development workshops, programs, and events for emerging and establishing small and minority/women-owned businesses. All workshops are held at the BAC […]
  • Senator Nelson’s Capital Digest

    By Editor on February 20, 2015
    Senate Finance Committee Hears Article II Testimony This week the Senate Finance Committee heard testimony on Article II of the state budget, which funds health and human services in Texas. On Wednesday the Committee took testimony from the Health and Human Services Commission, the Department of Aging and Disability Services, the Department of State Health Services, the Department of Family […]
  • “Blind Date with a Book” at the Saginaw Public Library

    By Editor on February 20, 2015
      Every Friday in February Are you looking for some adventure, mystery, or just some comfort for your heart on the weekends? Then come to the Saginaw Public Library and go on a Blind Date with a Book all month long in February!  A selection of books will be on display and wrapped up to conceal their true identities until you check […]
  • Azle City Council February Meeting

    By Editor on February 20, 2015
      By Rick Allen — The Azle City Council, in its Tuesday meeting, approved a budget adjustment of $64,218 to cover various items for the city’s police and fire departments. Items covered in the budget adjustment include: *$29,268 for the purchase of 18 Tasers X2 Electronic Control Devices (fully equipped). *$17,000 for the purchase of equipment needed to complete Command […]
  • Lake Worth ISD’s New Superintendent Interview

    By Editor on February 20, 2015
    By Rick Allen — The name John Hebert has been synonymous with education in the West Fort Worth area for nearly three decades. From coach to teacher and now superintendent of the Lake Worth School District, he has been a major influence in the education of youths in the area. Now, 29 years after entering the education field, the Brewer […]
  • FYI: IRS Seizes Nearly $19K From Widow

    By Editor on February 12, 2015
    By: Annabelle Bamforth — Dubuque, IA- The IRS has seized almost $19,000 from an Iowa woman’s bank account because she was depositing her late husband’s savings in increments under $10,000. Janet Malone, 68, is also facing a criminal misdemeanor charge alleging that she knew the deposits were violating federal law. The Bank Secrecy Act, passed in 1970 to combat money […]
  • Sen. Cruz: Smarter Sentencing Act Is Common Sense

    By Editor on February 12, 2015
    Joins bipartisan group in support of legislation to reduce mandatory minimums WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Reps. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) for a bipartisan press conference in support of the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015  “The […]
  • Saginaw Animal Services Thanks the Creekview Middle School Student Council

    By Editor on February 12, 2015
    Saginaw Animal Services would like to send a BIG thank you to the Creekview Middle School Student Council for their generous donation of food, cleaning supplies, toys and monetary donations!  For more information, check out http://www.ci.saginaw.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/4600.
  • Open Seat On Lake Worth City Council

    By Editor on February 12, 2015
    By Rick Allen — Lake Worth will hold city elections on May 9, but one position on the city council will need filling before then.  Andy Beason moving out of the city left Place No. 6 open. Wednesday, the city began accepting applications for the position’s unexpired term. Folks have until Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. to apply. Beason and […]