Sunday, September 25, 2011

Reminder-Titus Co Commissioners meet Monday, 9 a.m.

Just a reminder that the Titus County Commissioners will meet on Monday, September 26 at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse to take final action on the new tax rate and budget for 2011-2012. I had e-mailed county officials late last week and requested an itemized summary of the $800,000.00 in budget cuts proposed and did not receive a reply. Apparently, according to Judge Brian Lee in today's paper, "the cutbacks come from approximately $30,000 being cut from each precinct's budget as well as other cuts in various areas".  It was also stated that $600,000.00 in cuts have been found  and the county hopes to make up another $200,000.00 later in the year.
   The $30,000 referenced does not mean that Commissioners have accepted the notion of taking a salary or travel allowance cut. It is simply a small decrease in the half million dollar budget for each precinct.
We intend to make the same request that has been made in the attached advertisement from today's newspaper, a 10% salary cut and a 50% travel allowance cut for County Commissioners. We believe that the concerned taxpayers of this county deserve to see a vote on the issue Monday morning.  Do our County Commissioners really understand the looming economic crisis in our county with the pending Monticello closure and will they listen to the voice of the people. I hope they will make us all proud tomorrow.
Barbara Bruechner
The attached ad is the same as earlier this week, but has color added and a few additional published sponsors. There were 67 taxpayers who sponsored the advertisements and I know that many of you have also called and e-mailed with your concerns. Although the issue has been ignored by County Commissioners, it's not going away!

2011 Sample Ballot


Texas Constitutional Amendment Voter Guide

Friday, September 23, 2011

EPA Regulations Will Result in 1.44 Million Job Losses

EPA Regulations Will Result in 1.44 Million Job Losses

Last week, I wrote about how the EPA was warring with industry, one can only assume in an attempt to destroy jobs. As that war continues, I thought it might be helpful to put some actual numbers in front of our readers so they can get the clearest picture possible about just how many jobs are being lost in the name of environmental protection against the man-made theory of global warming.

National Economic Research Associates (NERA) used the Federal Government's own data in finding that Obama's proposed EPA regulations would cost America over 180,000 jobs per year between 2013 and 2020.

This includes effects from the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) as well as Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) rules.

Here's a break down of just a handful of the states affected by these regulations:

Projected Job Losses between 2013-2020:

Pennsylvania: 59,000
Ohio: 53,500
West Virginia: 38,500
Michigan: 40,000
Illinois: 48,000
Indiana: 51,500
Wisconsin: 24,500
Iowa: 26,500
Minnesota: 12,500
Florida: 135,000
Missouri: 76,000

Total nationwide will be in the range of 1.44 million jobs lost.

There are ways to help prevent this. If you haven't heard of the TRAIN act, it may be voted on this Friday and it will hopefully be a way to reign in some of this tyrannical regulation:

The TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401, "Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011") establishes an 11-member federal interagency committee, chaired by the Department of Commerce, to analyze the cumulative impacts of a number of major EPA regulations. A final report on the results of the analysis is due to Congress by August 1, 2012.

It bears repeating, though I know I mention this every time, that this is precisely what President Obama said he would do. He is systematically destroying the coal industry, and the toll on American jobs is extremely high.

If an industry becomes obsolete, there is no preventing the shedding of jobs as the market transitions to a new good or service. That is not what's happening here. What's happening here is the targeting of a bedrock American industry by a President who thinks he's saving mother Earth.

Concerned Titus Taypayers running newspaper ad-contribute if you can!

A group of concerned Titus co taxpayers will be running an ad in the Wed edition of the Tribune with a reprint of the data that I have e-mailed showing salary comparisons for Co. Commissioners in Texas. With this data in mind, it will ask the question of why our commissioners are not willing to take a 10% salary and a 50% travel cut (since both are above average pay for Tx counties) when everyone else is going through hard times.
The price of a full page ad is a bit over a $1,000 dollars and some have already pledged to help, but more is needed. If you can donate to the cause, e-mail or call me at 903-572-8786. The advertisement is considered politicial so will have to be paid for tomorrow morning before it is published. If money is raised over and above,  an ad of the same size or smaller depending on finances will be repeated in the Sunday Tribune. If you need to contact me during business hours, phone is best-I don't have e-mail at office.
Barbara Bruechner

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fair Share?

The President wants to Tax, Tax, Tax.........Pay their "Fair Share" he says....
I agree, every one needs to pay their fair share, starting with all the ones that pay nothing.....
Mr. President, the class warfare needs to STOP....
Quit trying to punish Americans for becoming successful, and Quit giving hand outs.....
You are doing nothing more than making America weak.....
It is time to turn the page, of this extremely failed experiment.
Mr. President, since you love unemployment so much it is time for your to join it.
Meanwhile we will get someone to create jobs, and reverse course from all your failed policies.
Wize Talk to live by.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

8 in 8




is certain but the Bible speaks about untimely death!

Make a
personal reflection about this.......

interesting, read until the end.....

It is
written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7):

'Be not
deceived; God is not mocked:

whatsoever a man sow,

that shall
he also reap..

Here are some
men and women

who mocked

John Lennon 


years before, during his interview with

an American Magazine,
he said:

will end, it will disappear.

I do
not have to argue about

I am certain.

was ok, but his subjects were too simple, today we are more
famous than Him' (1966).

Lennon, after
saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ,
was shot six times.


(President of Brazil 

the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes
from his party, not even God would remove him from

Sure he got
the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President,
then he died.


(Bi-sexual Brazilian 
composer, singer and poet):

A show in Canecio ( Rio de Janeiro ),

smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air

said:'God, that's for you.'

He died at
the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER in a horrible manner.

The man who 
built the Titanic

the construction of Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the
Titanic would be.

an ironic tone he said:

even God can sink it'

result:I think you all know what
happened to the Titanic

Marilyn Monroe 


was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a

said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her.

hearing what the Preacher had to say,

she said:

don't need your Jesus'.

A week later,
she was found dead in her apartment

Bon Scott


ex-vocalist of the AC/DC.. On one of his 1979 songs he

stop me; I'm going down all the way, down the highway to

On the 19th
of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked
by his own vomit.

 (IN 2005)

Campinas , Brazil a group of friends, drunk,

went to pick up a

mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the
drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter
holding her hand, who was already seated in the car:

Daughter, Go With God And May He Protect You.'

responded: 'Only If He (God) Travels In The Trunk, Cause
Inside Here.....It's Already Full '

Hours later,
news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident,
everyone had died,

the car could
not be recognized what type of car it had been, but
surprisingly, the trunk was intact.

The police
said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To
their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was

(Jamaican Journalist and

said the
Bible (Word of God) was the worst book

ever written.

In June 2006
she was found burnt beyond recognition in her motor

Many more
important people have forgotten that there is no other name
that was given so much authority as the name of Jesus.

Many have
died, but only Jesus died and rose again, and he is still



If it was a
joke, you would have sent it to everyone.

So are you going to
have courage to send this?.

I have done my
part, Jesus said

'If you are
embarrassed about me,

I will also
be embarrassed

about you before my father.'

are my 8 in 8 seconds. I am not breaking this. No way!

TOLD THIS WORKS!!!!! Bishop T.D. Jakes '8 Second Prayer.' Just
repeat this prayer and see how God moves!!

I love you and I need you, come into my heart, and bless me,
my family, my home, and my friends, in Jesus' name.

this message to 8 people {EXCEPT YOU AND ME}....You will
receive a miracle tomorrow. I Hope that you don't ignore and

let God
bless you