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When the Tax-Hikers Finally Went Too Far

Imagine that your local library district, or whichever of your taxing entities funds the library, asked for 0.7% tax increase. Imagine next that a group of concerned taxpayers (the dreaded…

Senate Fails Higher Ed Transparency Test

…all university systems from required financial reporting to the Governor, Comptroller, Legislative Reference Library, State Auditor, and Legislative Budget Board starting in 2013. But it gets even worse. Starting in…

Taxpayers Get A Solar Soaking

…what the taxpayers’ paid for installation. That’s assuming solar panels installed at places like a library in Bedford, Austin’s community college, and the Texas-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, last that…

William Travis’ Letter

…deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels & got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves —                    Travis   Letter transciption courtesy of the Texas State Library &…

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Stimulus jobs: when does the counting stop?

…rest on the collection of taxes from wealth generators. There’s not much shoveling in the school library. Nonetheless, the October jobs figures may show the national unemployment rate breaking 10%…

Denton’s Budgeted Lobby Habit

…are scaling back raises, lowering travel and professional conference costs and reducing the budget for new library materials. Tthe budget is cutting planned increases to police positions in favor of…

Teacher Blows Whistle On Fraud

A former Joshua ISD teacher says the middle school library was closed to make room for a book sale profitting the school… so the district could afford a field trip…