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Local Elections to Watch in North Texas

Local Elections to Watch in North Texas

Local elections matter, and this year, Texas voters are deciding those key elections alongside state and federal races. City council and school board elections usually held in May were moved to November due to concerns about the Chinese coronavirus. These nominally...
Ector County ISD Proposes Tax Hike

Ector County ISD Proposes Tax Hike

As budget season for local governments nears its end, Ector County Independent School District trustees have proposed raising the property tax rate to the highest possible number allowed by the state and, come Monday, will vote on calling a tax ratification election...
Ector County Faces New School Bond Proposal

Ector County Faces New School Bond Proposal

Ector County ISD is currently pushing a new local debt proposal. While student enrollment is projected to increase, necessitating the need for new capacity, citizens are left wondering why the poor-performing district appears solely focused on new buildings as opposed...
Oversized Bonus for an Underperforming Administrator

Oversized Bonus for an Underperforming Administrator

Houston Independent School District trustees have again decided in favor of rewarding the captain of the district, Superintendent Terry Grier, for sub-standard academic results, instead of holding him accountable for the sinking ship. At HISD’s December board meeting,...