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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Chronicle botches kneecapping of Texas AG

By   /  August 26, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

Ken Paxton is Attorney General of Texas.

Paxton sold the girls short, the Chronicle says, on a multi-million dollar inheritance. The truth is that the two girls stood to inherit little more than a $100,000 life insurance policy and a pickup truck when a court appointed Paxton to represent them. Paxton turned that meager inheritance into a deal for two college funds and three-quarters of a million dollars.

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Lawmaker says North Texas could still be on hook for millions connected to fiscal fiasco

By   /  August 26, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Up to $70 million in public money owed by the University of North Texas due to erroneous bookkeeping may still come due, a state lawmaker contends, despite legislation passed last session that the university presumes allows it to slide on the debt.

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EPA withholds mine spill documents from Congress

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Colorado, National, New Mexico, News, Texas, Utah  /  No Comments

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A congressional committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency today for blocking release of documents related to the Gold King mine disaster, which poured deadly chemicals into the largest source of drinking water in the West. 
“It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the EPA failed to meet the House Science Committee’s reasonable deadline in turning over documents pertaining […]

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South Texas cities, schools catching up with Descon Construction

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

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City of San Juan rolls the dice on public works project and loses.

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Houston U’s president cashes million-dollar paycheck, students struggle

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  National, Texas  /  No Comments

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Students struggle over rising tuition at pricey, bottom-ranked University of Houston while its president makes $1.2 million per year.

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