$775 million bond would max out Texas school district’s credit

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

Frisco ISD plans to build 14 new schools with a massive bond package.

By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
A north Dallas school district that’s already underwater by $167 million is seeking to max out its borrowing capacity with a $775 million school construction bond next month.
If voters in the Frisco Independent School District authorize a new bond issue next month, the district’s 163,000 residents will be on the hook [...]

Read More →

Texas judge tries to order the entire world not to discuss case

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Commentary, Texas  /  No Comments

So Google is the one who's in charge of deleting stuff from the internet, right?

By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
A district court judge in Galveston County is issuing orders to the entire Internet, trying to gag the world from writing anything about a case that didn’t matter much to anyone in the first place.
The facts of the case aren’t that important. A lawyer named Calvin C. Jackson was accused of [...]

Read More →

State cleans house at scandal-infested Beaumont ISD

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Education, News, Texas  /  No Comments

meme

By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
Mike Neil got fired Monday, but he’s taking it well.
“I’m ecstatic about not having a school board job anymore,” he said.
Neil is one of seven trustees of the scandal factory known as the Beaumont Independent School District, which will be getting a new superintendent and Board of Trustees on June 15, [...]

Read More →

Frisco police drawing scrutiny for aggression

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

The Frisco police have been getting bad press lately over cavalier behavior.

By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org

The Frisco Police Department is fast earning a reputation for a stubborn disregard for the rights and welfare of its residents, first with an abusive arrest last fall, and now with its treatment of a grieving mother once suspected of murder.

Read More →

UT: If you think the rules are wrong, then you don’t have to follow them

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Commentary, Texas  /  No Comments

What? Charging? You clearly haven't talked to my lawyers.
(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
Imagine you’re driving to the basket and you bowl over a defender who had two feet planted.
The referee cups the back of his head and punches up the floor in the emphatic signal of an offensive foul.
But you don’t like it, so you grab the ball and walk to the free [...]

Read More →