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House Committee Scrutinizing Texas Foster Care

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A legislative committee examining ways to better-protect youngsters in Texas foster care will convene for the first time since two foster children drowned over July Fourth weekend. 193 more words


Funding Before Limits!

The drumbeat never ceases! A coalition of groups in the state is calling for a limit to be  placed on the Legislature for spending increases. While all of us want the Legislature to be wise in its spending patterns, will we continue to cutback and starve state services on minimal or no increases? 434 more words

Texas Public Education

State missing road-building opportunity

Perhaps you’ve noticed over a period of time that I like referring to Paul Burka’s blog on Texas Monthly’s website. It provides grist for my own commentary. 322 more words

Lawmaker pushes for special session to address border security

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas is struggling to handle a surge of immigrants along the border as the numbers push toward record levels.

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents in South Texas have made nearly 160,000 arrests since the Oct. 347 more words


The Coercive Cancellation of Elections in Texas

The City of Cuney, Texas was supposed to conduct a general election this May, but apparently didn’t. This little failure of democracy didn’t make much of a splash outside of Cherokee County, and was likely of only passing interest to most of the residents in Cherokee County, who may have presumed that the city council had successfully cancelled its election owing to a lack of contested races. 522 more words


Ideology paints non-ideological campaigns

Glenn Hegar is the Republican nominee for Texas comptroller of public accounts.

He wants to be the state’s bean-counter in chief. Hegar also wants voters to know that he’s a strong conservative. 263 more words