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August 2015 [PAGE: 2]

Houston Metro Understates Expansion Cost

Houston Metro Understates Expansion Cost

After much planning the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County (Metro) has finally completed its $10 million network overhaul. Although the change didn’t come gradually, riders were surprised with a new bus and rail line overnight on Sunday, August...
Another Blow to Parker’s ERO

Another Blow to Parker’s ERO

Adding to the list of continuous blows to Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s controversial Equal Rights Ordinance, the Supreme Court of Texas issued another opinion today rejecting Parker’s choice of ballot language, claiming it conflicts with the city’s own laws. Parker...
Midland Hospital Proposes Tax Hike

Midland Hospital Proposes Tax Hike

Despite the fact that residents are already faced with higher overall tax burdens from rising home values, the Midland Hospital Board recently proposed a property tax rate increase that will further burden local taxpayers. The proposal was passed in a split 3-2 vote....
Self-Serving Proposition

Self-Serving Proposition

Last week, Houston Mayor Annise Parker presented her second ballot item to city council for the upcoming November election. While the discussion of changing term limits for the city’s politicians has been floating around for a few months now, this is the first time a...
Highland Park ISD Debt Plan Raises Eyebrows

Highland Park ISD Debt Plan Raises Eyebrows

School debt would skyrocket in Highland Park from $18,700 per student to more than $93,000 per student if school officials have their way. Highland Park ISD board members are pushing a new $361 million debt proposal that, if approved by voters, would dramatically...