July 2011

Open Meetings, Open Government

For the past year, the Tarrant Appraisal District has been in violation of state law. By failing to publicly post agendas for meetings over 72 hours in advance, any actions they have taken could be nullified by the Texas Open Meetings Act. According to Texas law, a...

Debt Ceiling Debacle

The American People are witnesses to the slow suicide of our government through political posturing, lack of imagination and small-minded decision making. While the two political parties jockey with each other in the media, and trade insults and false promises, the...

Stay Vigilant

Think your small-town school district is immune from the taxpayer fraud and abuse seen in the state’s largest districts? Luling residents have learned otherwise. Their local superintendent was put on administrative leave last week after reports of financial...

Policing Potential Conflicts

Shortly after Houstonians found out their red light camera program is back, word got out that a local police officer and vocal advocate for the program was also on the payroll for the company that operates them. In an attempt to defeat a potential state-wide red light...

Reinstated

After three days of forced silence on the micro-blogging site, today Twitter has apologized and fully reinstated Empower Texans’ (@EmpowerTexans) feed and the personal accounts of the Empower Texans team (@mqsullivan, @A_Kerr, and @DustinMatocha). Here is the...