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Kenric Ward is the San Antonio-based reporter for 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 in 2012 and previously reported from Virginia. Kenric can be reached at [email protected]

Pushing debt, city gives developers a free ride at park

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

Photo by Kenric Ward

The city of San Antonio wants taxpayers to pony up $26 million more for Hemisfair Park improvements while exempting new buildings there from a downtown tax.

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Top Democrat supports scrapping property tax for sales tax

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

Bexar County photo

A plan to abolish Texas’ property tax system – the longest of political long shots – is getting slightly better odds with a push from the top Democrat in San Antonio.

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Texas group sues to halt investor-visa program

By   /  October 12, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments


A Texas group that sued the federal government over alleged misuse of investor visas is suing again to shut down the program altogether.

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Free market invisible at San Antonio Housing Summit

By   /  October 11, 2016  /  Commentary, Crony Capitalism, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

San Antonio Housing Authority photo

San Antonio’s daylong “Housing Summit,” built on a mountain of government clichés and hubris, ended without one mention of free-market competition.

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San Antonio homes in on $250K Portland consultant

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Colorado, News, Oregon, Texas  /  No Comments

MOVER AND SHAKER: John Fregonese has consulted on transit-oriented development along light-rail lines, a controversial concept in San Antonio.

Embarking on municipal housing initiatives, San Antonio officials are purchasing advice from an Oregon consultant promoting new waves of dense development with a random racial rant.

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Property tax rates drop in some North Texas communities

By   /  October 7, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

TAX BREAKS: State Sen. Paul Bettencourt says he sees cracks in Texas' property tax system.

Several North Texas communities reduced their property tax rates following statewide legislative hearings and a series of reports by

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