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James Ashby: Full-Time Citizen

James Ashby: Full-Time Citizen

James Ashby is well known for taking selfies with politicians from across the state and nation. But North Texans in the grassroots community, along with many legislators, know him best as a cheerful volunteer who’s more than willing to roll up his sleeves behind the...
The Problem with #NeverTrump

The Problem with #NeverTrump

Recently the hashtag #NeverTrump has become a very popular rallying cry of sorts on Twitter for conservatives with strong objections to GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Unfortunately this sentiment, while legitimate in its reasoning, has the potential for...
Special Districts Run Amok

Special Districts Run Amok

The alarming lack of transparency of Texas’ special purpose districts is not a new issue to those who have been paying attention. But the fact that the liberal-leaning, nationally syndicated John Oliver Show managed to pick up on the issue enough to devote an entire...
Moody’s Further Downgrades Houston’s Debt

Moody’s Further Downgrades Houston’s Debt

On Wednesday, Moody’s Investors Services downgraded Houston’s general obligation tax rating to Aa3 – and kept the city’s outlook listed as negative. The downgrade affects roughly $3 billion in previously issued bonds. Moody’s says the outlook reflects the...
Affordable Housing Divides Houston Community

Affordable Housing Divides Houston Community

Opposition to a Houston affordable housing project has noticeably escalated in recent weeks. While affordable housing is often a hot button issue, the opposition to this project says they are only against it because of its lack of planning and transparency on the part...