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By Mark Lisheron | Watchdog.org | Feb 12, 2016 10:43 AM | 8
In this season of Bernie Sanders, the Austin City Council’s decision to force taxpayers to decide what to do with ridesharing companies when it could not makes a peculiar kind of sense. Nursing a deep corporate resentment, a council majority voted late Thursday to hold an election, most likely on May 7, to let voters […]
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Feb 10, 2016 5:45 AM | 109
A former Floresville councilman has been banned from City Hall amid a recall drive against three elected officials.
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Feb 09, 2016 1:42 PM | 41
In a recent official statement, this commission has reached a state of bureaucratic zen that achieves togetherness with all other commissions.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Feb 09, 2016 5:28 AM | 224
Toll roads are running Texas taxpayers into a fiscal ditch, according to a statewide group that is targeting pro-toll politicians in the March 1 primary election.
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Feb 08, 2016 5:21 AM | 52
“I do not understand how anyone can read that decision, let alone live with the case for years, and not conclude that a part of the solution is finding ways to keep more children out of this foster care horror show in the first place,” Wexler said.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Feb 05, 2016 10:50 AM | 52
Over the past five years, the city of San Antonio funneled $8.4 million to a Saul Alinsky-inspired operation, ostensibly for job training and “living wages.”
By Mark Lisheron | Watchdog.org | Feb 04, 2016 7:24 AM | 158
Sometimes, state Sen. Konni Burton said, it feels like the people of northeast Tarrant County are being run over by a runaway train. No matter the opposition or the considerable number of questions that go unanswered – not the least of which is where nearly $500 million is going to come from to pay for […]
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Feb 03, 2016 1:50 PM | 108
One defendant had been sentenced to death for murder, and the other 42 had been convicted of possessing drugs that lab tests later proved were not drugs.
By John Bicknell | Watchdog.org | Feb 02, 2016 3:42 PM
The Austin City Council is expected to vote Feb. 11 to either hold fast to its requirement that ridesharing company drivers be fingerprinted or let Austin citizens decide May 7. The dates for a vote and a possible ballot initiative were set Tuesday after City Clerk Jannette Goodall certified the necessary 20,000 signatures on a […]
By Mark Lisheron | Watchdog.org | Feb 02, 2016 10:47 AM
What followed the tornadoes responsible for eight dead in Garland just after Christmas was as inevitable as the roofing companies descending on neighborhoods to ply their trade. For the third time in his three terms in the Texas House, Rep. Kenneth Sheets (R-Dallas) is going to ask state government to involve itself in the regulation […]