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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.

Flunking school districts to close in Texas

By   /  November 27, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, News, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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Five Texas school districts are ticketed to shut down next year after failing to meet state standards. The state-ordered closures – the most in Texas history – affect some 10,000 students.

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‘Made in USA’ solar company sold Chinese panels

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Texas  /  No Comments


A Texas green-energy company that boasted it never took a dime of government subsidies has agreed to pay $8.5 million for misrepresenting the origins of its solar panels.

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San Antonio prays for $2.7 million in state aid

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments photo

San Antonio is seeking $2,667,539 for refurbishing three downtown venues before and after a Seventh-day Adventist church conference.

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San Antonio food trucks win at City Hall

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments photo

San Antonio on Thursday repealed its ordinance prohibiting food trucks from operating within 300 feet of any restaurant, grocer or convenience store. The city attorney admitted the 33-year-old law was “not defensible.”

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Texas pipeline to drain rural county, soak city ratepayers

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Under federal orders to fix its leaky sewer system, San Antonio is doubling down with a $3.4 billion pipeline that will pump up water bills by 50 percent over five years. The EPA has no problem with that.

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Texas AG jumps into BLM border dispute

By   /  November 19, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments photo

State Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday jumped into a border dispute with the federal government, charging that Washington was messing with Texas. Seven ranchers and three Texas counties are suing the Bureau of Land Management over a BLM “taking” of 90,000 acres along the south bank of the Red River.

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