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Jon Cassidy is a reporter for Watchdog.org. He used to report for The Orange County Register and The Hill, and his work has been published by Fox News, Reason, The American Spectator, The Federalist, Human Events, and other publications.

A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for the State Fair

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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In his last few months as president of the State Fair, Errol McKoy earned $1,425,000, according to tax filings that haven’t yet been made public.

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The foster-care fiasco in Texas

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Texas is in shock over two recent brutal homicides – the strangulation of 18-year-old University of Texas freshman Haruka Weiser on April 5, and the death of 4-year-old Leiliana Wright of McKinney on March 13, allegedly at the hands of her mother’s drug-addict boyfriend. The link between those crimes is Child Protective Services, a unit […]

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Thousands rally to defend mechanic in Dallas property rights case

By   /  April 13, 2016  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

Dallas mechanic Hinga Mbogo is resisting the city's effort to shut him down without compensation to make way for an imaginary Arts District gateway.

More than 80,000 people have signed a petition urging the Dallas City Council not to force a popular mechanic to close the Ross Avenue garage he’s run for 30 years.

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Five things to know about the SEC’s lawsuit against Texas AG Paxton

By   /  April 11, 2016  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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At least five key facts emerge from the SEC’s account of the July 2011 investor meeting Paxton arranged.

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Houston Community College loses $40k on rodeo parking

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Houston Community College managed to lose $39,475 selling parking spots at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this year.

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Former candidate for governor arrested over paperwork

By   /  March 28, 2016  /  News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Texas  /  No Comments

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A former candidate for governor of Texas was arrested and jailed Friday over some paperwork she hadn’t filed in her run for governor two years ago.

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