Kenric Ward is a veteran journalist who has worked on three Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers. A California native, 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 in 2012 as Virginia Bureau Chief.

8 Texas counties list more voters than residents

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments photo

No law prevents localities from having more registered voters than voting-age residents, and eight Texas counties do.

Now a vote-watch group accuses the counties of violating the National Voting Rights Act by failing to purge dead and ineligible voters.

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Valley vote-fraud figure files ‘zero’ financials

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  News, Texas, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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A Weslaco city commissioner, Lupe Rivera, at the center of an election-fraud case listed no political contributions or expenses in his latest campaign finance report.

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Texas land grab: Annexations trample property rights

By   /  August 27, 2015  /  News, Power Abuse, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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“Forced annexation policies allow cities like San Antonio to impose their taxes, debts and big-government structures on people against their will,” Quintero asserts.

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Inefficiency dogs Texas schools as classes resume

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Instead of going to classrooms, “money is lining the pockets of superintendents,” Steinhauser said.

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Single-sex schools boost enrollment, raise scores

By   /  August 21, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida, News, Texas  /  No Comments

MEN'S NIGHT: Principal Sterlin McGruder, left, and Gus Garcia at dedication of all-boys school named after Garcia.

Same-gender middle schools are improving academic performance in Austin’s poorer neighborhoods, and more all-male and all-female campuses are opening elsewhere around Texas.

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You’re hired! Donald Trump for school boss?

By   /  August 20, 2015  /  California, Colorado, Education, Education Blog, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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“Superintendents run organizations. They need not be capable of teaching, but of managing, and should leave the teaching to the teachers.”

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