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Miller County Democratic Party Announces Filing Fees for 2018

Miller County, AR – The Miller County Democratic Party has announced 2018, filing fees for county offices.   The party maintains a Facebook page at Democratic Party of Miller County-Arkansas.  The Party also maintains a blog at Miller County Democratic Party.   Forms and filing options will be available for all interested candidates at the Miller County Courthouse during the filing period.  2018, filing period will be February 22, at noon until March 1, at noon. Filing fees will be as follows:

County Judge and Sheriff     $400

County Clerk, Treasurer, Tax Collector, Tax Assessor, and Circuit Clerk  $300

Coroner  $200

JP   $150

Constable $50

Committee Member $15

For more information, you may contact the party through their Facebook page. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Republican Committee Filing Dates and Fees

Miller County, AR,-  The filing period for the 2018 election cycle will be February 22, 2018, at noon until March 1, 2018, at noon.  Filing forms will be available at the Miller County Courthouse or may be obtained by contacting the Miller County Republican Committee Secretary at 832-652-8012.  2018, filing fees are listed below:

County Judge: $500, Sheriff: $500, Tax Collector $500, Tax Assessor $500, County Clerk $500, Circuit Clerk $500, Treasurer $500, Coroner $250, Justices of the Peace (JP) $250, Constable $50, Committee Member $30
Additional information about the Miller County Republican Committee may be found at Facebook and online at the Website. Continue Reading →

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Rep. Ratcliffe Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address:

“President Trump’s State of the Union address was bold, optimistic, and challenged Americans to come together to build upon our historic successes of 2017. The president highlighted how this past year has been a great one for the American people – unemployment is at a 17-year low, consumer confidence is at a 17-year high, American workers are seeing higher wages and bonuses, and companies are expanding. “These successes impact real people across our country just like the ones who were in attendance tonight. Folks like Corey Adams, who became a first-time home-owner thanks to tax reform. The very best of the American spirit was also on display. Continue Reading →

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Visits Texarkana

Texarkana, AR – Winter may have shut down schools and businesses in the Miller County area, but it was not going to stop Governor Hutchinson’s scheduled trip to Texarkana.  Governor Asa Hutchinson was the honored guest at Curt and Diane Green’s home this evening as temperatures outside started to drop.  Between one hundred and fifty and two hundred people people visited with the Governor at any given time during the planned event.  Representatives from the state, county and city were present to receive Asa along with several government officials and friends from Texas. Curt Green welcomed the crowd before turning over the introductions to State Representative Carol Dalby. Continue Reading →

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Bates Announces Candidacy for Miller County Tax Collector

Miller County, AR – With the support of my family, friends, and coworkers, I am excited to announce my candidacy for Miller County Tax Collector. As a lifelong resident of Miller County, I am passionate about my community and its economic development. I want to provide the citizens of Miller County with an accurate, effective, and transparent tax office that has a team driven to exceed your expectations. I am a current employee at the collector’s office. During my time in the collector’s office, I have expanded my knowledge of the requirements to serve as an effective collector. Continue Reading →

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LIBERTARIAN PARTY GROWING IN TEXAS

Bowie County, TX- The Libertarian Party of Texas continues to post record growth across the state and Bowie County is the newest county to charter an official affiliate organization. County Chair Steve Oglesby made the announcement by saying, “The role of government, at it’s core, is to protect the individual’s life, liberty, and property. It has become increasingly obvious that if we, the people, want our rights protected, we need to consider looking for answers outside the Democrat and Republican parties. Many of us believe the Libertarian Party of Texas offers the best solutions to current problems, and we look forward to spreading the word. Come join us!”

The Libertarian Party of Bowie County will hold its first official meeting at Smokey Joe’s in Nash at 6:30 on January 16, and on the third Tuesday of each month thereafter. Continue Reading →

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Congress Fails to Protect 29 States with Medical Marijuana

The United States Government has a long history of breaking promises and once again it appears poised to break a promise to the people.  If you really doubt this and think your government could never break a promise, simply look to Native Americans and ask them how they feel about promises made and broken.  It will not take a long walk through history before you clearly see that nothing promised is guaranteed by the government.  29 states and the District of Columbia will soon be in the target sights of U.S. attorneys.  The target this time will be medical marijuana and the failure to act that goes to the halls of Congress. While the medical marijuana business has boomed in the last few years, it has not done so without the knowledge that according to federal law it is still illegal.  During President Obama’s terms, there was a strict “hands-off” policy in place.  In fact, the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment made it temporarily impossible for the Justice Department to spend a dime on the prosecution of medical marijuana distributors and users where state laws protected them.  Now, this ban is about to expire and no new federal laws have been put in place by Congress to extend the ban, or to make it permanent.  Without the protections of the ban or new laws protecting medical marijuana on a federal level, the Justice Department could start implementing raids, arrest, and prosecutions in all 29 states and the District of Columbia once again. Unfortunately for those in need of medical marijuana, those experimenting in labs with potential cancer cures, and even those prescribing it under state laws, Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Attorney General, has openly indicated that he will not leave medical marijuana alone.   The decision has prompted stock sell-offs, shook up medical providers and even has Congress tweeting and discussing it, which appears to be all they seem willing to do these days.   Within the last fifteen hours or so, there have been several news stories covering the issue that now seems to be driving a “panic” in the states, for distributors, and for the medical community. Regardless of who is in charge in the federal government, this is simply another example of broken promises by the United States Government to the people.  In this case, over half the states in the country and the District of Columbia have taken the federal government at its word to not interfere with medical marijuana.   While it is sad to allow one office or man to break the promise of non-interference made by the government, it is perhaps more telling that a Congress – fully aware of the limitations placed on the restrictions – would allow the limitations to expire without taking action. Congressional representatives from 29 states, including Arkansas, have had plenty of time to hammer out laws and regulations that would have protected their home states and the people they represent from the Justice Department.  Jeff Sessions may be the instrument of attack in the broken promises to the American people, but the real failure sits squarely on the shoulders of Congressional representatives who squandered away the time given to them to make meaningful and lasting laws which would have allowed the states to continue with medical marijuana.   While we have yet to see exactly how Sessions will act, one thing is certain and that is that people will suffer due to a broken promise again on all levels from those in need to those providing the medical needs.  In our area, Texarkana stands to lose a substantial economic boom that could have helped hundreds of people from all around the four states.  Congress should be ashamed and more importantly, they should answer the burning question-why did they not act to protect their home state’s interest before now? Continue Reading →

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County Government Slows to Honor Veterans

Miller County, AR- Many people let Veteran’s Day slide past last weekend without much notice, but the elected officials and staff at the Miller County Courthouse did not as they rose above their office duties to do more.  In the middle of fall decorations, pumpkin contest, preparations for the Christmas season, and the recent influx of taxpayers taking care of taxes, officials and staff paused last Friday to honor veterans. Each office decorated, put up signs, prepared food and snacks, and opened their doors wide to those who have stepped up to answer the call to defend our freedoms.  Everyone from the county judge down to the maintenance staff in the building knows that without veterans, there simply would be no national, state, city, or county government to run. Stephanie Harvin, Miller County Clerk, posted several pictures on the office Facebook account.  You can see staff decked out in red, white and blue, and flags, banners, and food all around.  The event was not to be dismissed as little.  Miller County Judge Roy John McNatt stated that it was a great event and that he was able to visit each office in the courthouse and see the decorations.   Veterans from across the area dropped in, had a snack and visited with local officials and staff. Continue Reading →

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State Senator Bryan Hughes Releases Statement Regarding Congressional Race

Texas-  This afternoon Texas Senator Bryan Hughes released the following statement regarding a potential run for Congressional District Five of Texas:

“The encouragement I’ve received to run for Congressman Hensarling’s seat has been moving.  This is a rare opportunity, and I’m honored that so many whom I trust and respect have offered their support. After much prayer and consultation with family and friends and supporters, I am confident that I can best serve in the Texas Senate.  Texas is setting the pace for America and the world, and our Texas Senate is at the vanguard of the battles to grow jobs, balance budgets, expand individual liberty, and protect innocent human life.  Now is not the time for me to leave.” Continue Reading →

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KATHIE GLASS LAUNCHES 2018 CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR

Kathie Glass launched her Libertarian campaign for Texas Governor today, Monday, November 6, 2017, at the historic Driskill Hotel in Austin. “Greg Abbott is not the leader Texas needs, so today, I announce my candidacy for Texas governor as a Libertarian.  I want to be Texas governor to unite Texans to fight two threats to our freedom:  an unconstitutional federal behemoth and cronyism in Austin.” Kathie Glass said. “Texans have not yet reviewed Greg Abbott’s performance against their expectations or his promises.  I hope to help with that exercise over the next year.  When they do, they will find him lacking.” Glass continued. Continue Reading →

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