August 2015

Matt Long: Liaison for Liberty

Matt Long: Liaison for Liberty

“I just want to save Texas,” says Fredericksburg resident Matt Long. Born in Abilene, Texas, and descended from four generations of Texans on his mother’s side, Long says his passion for activism is rooted in how he was raised. “My patriotism has its roots in my...
Houston-area Bond Rundown

Houston-area Bond Rundown

As the ballot submission date has now closed, commissioners’ courts and school board trustees have brazenly put forth their bond referendums for voter approval this fall. Many of these projects are a prime example of the need for increased ballot transparency. While...
Midland County Proposes Massive Tax Increase

Midland County Proposes Massive Tax Increase

At a time when taxpayers are likely to be cutting back during an economic downturn, Midland County commissioners want to raise property tax rates by 11%; or 9% higher than the effective tax rate. On August 10th, Midland County Commissioners proposed increasing the tax...
Robert Schmidt: Racing To Dishonor

Robert Schmidt: Racing To Dishonor

Members of the Texas Racing Commission opted to continue their unconstitutional power grab, by attacking the character of a state senator. That, in turn, earned them the wrath of Texas’ lieutenant governor. As a result, the commission may find itself defunded at...
Houston’s Top Politicians Dodge Accountability

Houston’s Top Politicians Dodge Accountability

Finally breaking their silence, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Controller Ron Green publicly responded to a damning article published by the Houston Business Journal (HBJ) which detailed the true extent of Houston’s fiscal disaster created by its politicians. Instead...
Antonia Okafor: A Passionate Advocate

Antonia Okafor: A Passionate Advocate

“I have always been passionate about protecting the rights of people and standing up for them. But it took me a while to realize that the political/policy realm was the best place to advocate for those rights,” says Antonia Okafor, a Carrollton resident who recently...
Another Midland Tax Increase Bites the Dust

Another Midland Tax Increase Bites the Dust

Siding with taxpayers, Midland Memorial Hospital leaders announced Wednesday that they have revised their 2016 tax rate proposal. Instead of increasing their tax rate by 5%, the hospital will adopt the effective tax rate of $0.1198 per $100 valuation. This will...