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Wendy Davis’ words support Greg Abbott’s charge

After officially filing for a place on the Republican Primary ballot seeking the Party’s nomination for Texas Governor, Greg Abbott is reported by the Texas Tribune to have said: “Texas is not ready to go down the pathway of this ultra-Washington, D.C.,...

DFW Taxpayer Alert…Debt Elections on Nov 5th

We have witnessed how the expansive reliance on government institutions has created the $17 trillion fiscal mess in Washington, which is $11 trillion higher than in 1997. Less conspicuous, however, is the massive debt burden amassed by local governments here in Texas,...

Lubbock DA chooses to not enforce state law

If the report by James Clark at everythinglubbock.com is correct about the Lubbock County District Attorney making a deal with Texas abortion providers to not prosecute them for violations of state law, the concept of prosecutorial discretion has been stretched to a...

What Plano ISD Doesn’t Want You To Know

We’ve previously covered the upcoming Tax Ratification Election (TRE) in Plano ISD, set to appear on the November 5th 2013 ballot.  Voters will be asked to approve a net property tax increase of 8 cents. The district’s propaganda claims the tax hike is necessary to...

Taxpayer Abuse for…Personal Use?

A recent story, led by investigative journalist Mireya Villarreal of CBS News, recently uncovered a shocking abuse of taxpayer funds (click link for CBS story and video). City of Fort Worth employees have allegedly been using city-provided credit cards on personal...

Prop. 7 removes power from citizens, vote “No”

Proposition 7 on the upcoming Texas Constitutional Amendment election is being sold as something that saves home-rule cities money but, at what cost? The ballot wording is: “The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter...

Ethics Commission Votes To Waste Money Fighting Transparency

At a special meeting in Houston today the Texas Ethics Commission voted to authorize the hiring an outside law firm in their fight to keep audio recordings of an an August hearing secret. At an August "preliminary hearing" into politically-motivated charges filed...

Ethics Commission Fights Transparency

In their fight to keep the doors tightly shut on the operations of their agency, the Austin-based Texas Ethics Commission has announced it will hold a closed-door meeting in Houston on Friday. Their meeting is in regards to a lawsuit filed by Empower Texans demanding...

Mob Tactics Suppress Speech in Fort Worth

Fort Worth ISD staff is hosting a series of townhalls to ‘inform voters’ regarding the details of a three part bond proposal totaling $490 million, set to appear on the November 5 ballot. Only six years ago, a similar proposal in size and scope was passed. One...