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Parker County Tax-Assessor Collector

May 3, 2012 by Editor

On March the 9th, 2012 I attended the Millsap Candidate Forum, I was appalled by Larry Lippincott’s speech stating that the $1.5 million dollar lawsuit had been dismissed.

I guess you could say he stood in front of all the Parker County Residents and flat out LIED.

The lawsuit Larry Lippincott refers to was CIVIL ACTION NO. 4:06-CV -094-Y, filed in the Unites States District Court For The Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division. The lawsuit was not dismissed, but settled out of court for an undetermined amount in November 2008.
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There were 2 plaintiffs Ms. Rohus & Mrs. Hardy. Because Mrs. Hardy was Larry Lippincott’s Chief Deputy her suit was dismissed because Larry was entitled to “sovereign immunity”.

In the Summary Judgment signed and dated March 31, 2008 by United States District Judge Terry R. Means the Court concluded that Larry Lippincott HAD VIOLATED Ms. Rohus’s First Amendment Rights and that he was NOT entitled to qualified immunity.

There was never a trial because Parker County did not want to go through an expensive jury trial so they talked Ms. Rohus into settling out of Court for an UNDISCLOSED amount of MONEY. Meaning that the Tax Payers of Parker County paid for Larry Lippincott’s misconduct while in office.

All this information is public record you just have to dig for it and get copies from the District Courts.

I also researched the Parker County Commissioners Court Minutes and found that on October 14, 2008, a “Motion was made by COMMISSIONER BRINKLEY and second by COMMISSIONER WEBSTER to approve a settlement of litigation for case of Kay Rohus vs. Parker County in accordance with the agreement settlement set forth by the insurance company, in an amount not to exceed Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00).”

Vote to above Motion:
Commissioner Choate NAY
Commissioner Brinkley AYE
Commissioner Roth AYE
Commissioner Webster AYE
Judge Riley AYE MOTION CARRIED

Although the final settlement amount was sealed this gives you an indication as to the amount of money Larry Lippincott’s action cost the county not to mention the time and energy spent by the County Judge, Commissioners, County Attorney and their staff to try and right this wrong.

I am asking the VOTERS of Parker County to Re-elect Marjorie King as our Tax-Assessor Collector.

Also please remember Early Voting Starts Monday May 14th-Friday May 25th, 2012 and Primary Election Day will be Tuesday May 29th, 2012.

- Shirleen Havins, Millsap

Comments

Suit was dismissed

May 15, 2012 by LIPPINCOTT3, 2 years 45 weeks ago
Comment: 196

This story is all half truths and misinformation.
That law suit was dismissed and I was exonerated of all allegations. I never violated anyone's Constitutional rights. That is totally false. I never settled with anyone. This story proves that Ms. King's supporters will say anything to get re-elected. She has held the office for 16 years and is asking to be elected to a 5th term. She is already drawing county salary and county retirement for the same office. That is to long. She needs to retire ( again ).

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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