Weatherford ISD voted to terminate its transportation contract with scandal-ridden busing agency Dallas County Schools. Will more follow?
Collin College Proposes $600 Million Bond
Voters ask Board of Trustees candidates why Collin College needs to burden county taxpayers with $600 million in debt, and why all at once.
Texas Voter ID Update Unanimously Passes Senate Committee
SB 5 remedies the state’s voter ID requirements in line with federal court recommendations.
Federal Court Rules Texas Congressional Maps That Were Never Used Are Invalid
In Texas’ six-year battle over congressional redistricting, a 2-1 decision by a U.S. District Court denies the case is moot even though the challenged 2011 maps were repealed.
Lawmaker Charters Bus to Austin for Constituents Seeking Property Tax Reform
Collin County residents concerned about rising property tax burdens are getting a free ride to the Capitol to testify on behalf of property tax relief, courtesy of state Sen. Van Taylor.
Huffines: Shut Down ‘Rogue Bureaucracy’ Dallas County Schools
State Sen. Don Huffines calls the embattled agency “dangerous, unreliable, and financially corrupt,” and he’s filed a bill to abolish it.
Collin County Judge Forms Congressional Exploratory Committee
Judge Keith Self eyes the Congressional seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson.
Court Rules Irving City Secretary Ignored Election Law, Orders Pena Added to Ballot
State Rep. Matt Rinaldi was right, Irving City Secretary Shanae Jennings was wrong, and mayoral candidate Kristi Pena “should not be denied a place on the ballot simply because the City Secretary failed to perform her ministerial duty.”
UPDATE: Irving City Secretary Draws More Criticism From Lawmaker Following Court Ruling
State Rep. Matt Rinaldi says a Feb. 28 court ruling confirms his assertion that Irving’s City Secretary ignored state election law in rejecting Kristi Pena’s application for mayor.
Federal Government Dropping Opposition to Texas Voter ID Law
The U.S. Dept. of Justice will file documents to formally drop its opposition to Texas’ photo voter ID law, says an attorney for plaintiffs in the case.