Tarrant County Republicans are considering a similar resolution.
Amarillo ISD School Board Vice President Resigns
Blanchard leaves school board as community anticipates replacement process.
$17M Budget Moves Forward for Texas Tech Vet School
Budget Conference Committee moves Texas Tech project forward.
Angela Smith: Preserving America’s Heritage
When Angela isn’t showing performance horses, she’s busy fighting for liberty.
Conroe ISD Trustees Discuss New Bond at Workshop
After voters rejected an $807 million bond, board president resorts to threatening “consequences” if second bond is voted down.
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At Least 48 Voters Bribed in the City of Mission
Expert witness testifies he believes 303 mail-ballots were illegally harvested and at least 48 voters were bribed during the Mission mayoral election, resulting in a voided election.
The Woodlands Township Holds Forum on Incorporation
A packed room of citizens engaged their government over the issue of incorporation.
Permian Basin Joins Fight Against Sex Trafficking
Known as “the most well-hidden American epidemic today,” two Texas nonprofits team up to bring awareness of sex trafficking to Midland/Odessa communities.
Taxpayers Skeptical of Frisco ISD’s Tax Rate and Debt Proposals
Local taxpayers at Frisco Tea Party forums ask tough questions about the school district’s property tax rate “swap” and $691 million bond package, both on the November ballot.
Austin City Council Still Trying to Hide from the Public
Why are the mayor and council members opposing transparency?
Citizens File Suit Against Bush over Alamo Management
The lawsuit alleges discrimination against the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association.
Houston Mayor to Ask Council for Tax Increase
Despite saying he would never seek a tax increase, Mayor Turner is doing just that.
Burton’s Democrat Opponent Failed to Pay Property Taxes
The Democrat has voted to raise taxes while avoiding paying them herself.
Is the City of Mission Under an Illegal Scheme?
Trial continues for the contested Mission mayoral June 9 runoff election, where witnesses testify they were bribed and illegally assisted to vote inside a white Mercedes-Benz van.
As School District Struggles, Community Steps Up
A school district’s struggles has led to the community stepping up and filling in.
No title makes conservativesâ€™ skin crawl like â€œtax assessor/collector.â€ Itâ€™s just not a job most of us hope our little conservative bundles of joy grow up to be. But thank goodness someone does, because itâ€™s a critically important position.
Speaking in Farmersâ€™ Branch this week I saw a familiar face in the audience â€“ one of my upper-classman from Texas A&M. It turns out that Steven Autry is now seeking to serve as the judge of the Dallas County Criminal Court #4. He was a positive influence on me as a cadet 20 years ago, and I have no doubt heâ€™ll serve the people of Dallas with distinction. Good luck, Mr. Autry, sir!
Help The Good Guys
Hard to believe, but true, we do have a strong number of fiscally conservative lawmakers in the Texas Legislature. While outnumbered, they fight the fight for our values and principles regardless of political pressure. But doing the right thing comes at a cost. One of the taxpayersâ€™ champions in the legislature is State Rep. Corbin Van Arsdale of Harris County.
Confronted with not getting 100% of the money, the city of Nederland (near Beaumont) is backing out of their red-light camera contract.
State Fines Blanco County Taxpayers $80k Over Courthouse Windows
This storyÂ shows just how dysfunctional big government can be.Â The Texas Historical Commission is taking $80k from Blanco County taxpayers because the County, following a hail storm, replaced its wooden courthouse windows with acrylic windows that are virtually indistinguishable but considerably less expensive.Â
San Antonio Voters Reject School Tax Increases, Official Doesn’t Get Message
Voters in three out of four San Antonio area school districts rejected Tuesday’s proposed tax rate increases from $1.04 to $1.17 per $100 valuation.Â Now the San Antonio ISD (SAISD) superintendent says voters didn’t know what they were doing when they rejected his tax increase.Â
Leonard: Bad for Taxpayers
Voters in State House District 97 probably don’t need the reminder, but candidate Bob Leonard — the former rep-turned-lobbyist supported by the grow-government crowd — has an abysmal record on taxpayer issues. The Texas Legislature has too many faux fiscal conservatives as it is; we don’t need another one.
Iâ€™m really excited about two incredible individuals who will be challenging incumbent Democrats in the 2008 general election.
Harris County Republicans Oppose De Facto City of Houston Tax Increase
Houston Mayor Bill White has proposed a mere 1/8 of one percent tax rate decrease, but this would actually result in a large tax increase due to rising appraisal vaues, leading Harris County Republican leaders and activists to demand real relief.
The Right Man
One of the taxpayersâ€™ best friends in the Texas Legislature is Bill Zedler, R-Arlington. And that means the grow-government crowd has painted a target on his forehead.