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Kenric Ward is the San Antonio-based reporter for Watchdog.org. A California native and veteran journalist who has worked on three Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers, he received a BA from UCLA (Political Science/Phi Beta Kappa) and holds an MBA. He reported and edited at the San Jose Mercury News and the Las Vegas Sun before joining Watchdog.org in 2012 and previously reported from Virginia. Kenric can be reached at [email protected]

School-choice foe pledges $3.6 million to tech charter

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Education, News, Technology, Texas  /  No Comments

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School choice in Texas got a boost this month when grocery chain magnate Charles Butt pledged $3.6 million to kickstart a high-tech charter campus in downtown San Antonio.

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City’s $9 million sidewalk will slow buses, clog traffic

By   /  June 21, 2016  /  News, Texas, Transportation  /  No Comments

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At a cost of $9 million, San Antonio urban planners are ripping out a bus lane on one of the busiest transit routes in downtown. In its place, the city will widen a sidewalk where few people walk.

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Refugees double TB cases in Texas

By   /  June 16, 2016  /  California, Federal Government, Florida, Immigration, New York, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Newly arrived refugees have doubled the incidence of tuberculosis in Texas, Watchdog.org has learned.

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County appraiser blasts ‘corporate giveaways’

By   /  June 15, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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As San Antonio homeowners protest their property valuations, local politicians shielded almost $1.5 billion in commercial real estate from the tax collector.

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San Antonio ramps up plan to railroad taxpayers

By   /  June 9, 2016  /  News, Texas, Transportation  /  No Comments

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“San Antonio and Houston have the same size bread, but we have a quarter the amount of peanut butter,” said Jeffrey Arndt, president of San Antonio’s VIA transit system.

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Light rail runs at heavy price in Dallas, Houston

By   /  June 8, 2016  /  News, Texas, Transportation  /  No Comments

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Houston’s Metro rail is catching up to Dallas’ DART trains in ridership, but both systems remain heavily dependent on tax subsidies.

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