July 2016

Midland School Board Calls for More Taxes

Midland School Board Calls for More Taxes

Increased property valuations in Midland won’t be the only thing to blame for the spike in your next property tax bill. On Monday, Midland ISD (MISD) Trustees took the first step in initiating a tax ratification election for the fall that, if passed, will raise the...
First Amendment Wins Again!

First Amendment Wins Again!

Attempts by one of the Texas Democrats’ favorite Republicans to silence conservatives and abuse constitutional speech rights were derailed in Corsicana today. Last fall, citizens in Navarro County organized a protest against their incumbent State Rep. Byron Cook...
Not Your Kids

Not Your Kids

When a liberal says “not your kids or my kids, but our kids,” I suspect what the dolt means is “you pay for my kids.” Or, that he’s got some new income redistribution scheme to pitch. Or both. That realization struck me over the weekend...
Property Rights: Up In Smoke

Property Rights: Up In Smoke

A taxpayer-funded hospital district is hoping to expand an already existing violation of property rights by extending a previous ill-conceived municipal “smoking ban” to include all public outdoor patios — effectively criminalizing smoking (and vaping) in all public...
Property Tax Hikes Caused by Double-Dipping

Property Tax Hikes Caused by Double-Dipping

Texans seeking to stop rising property taxes should ask their local officials to adopt the “effective” tax rate. Otherwise, local officials are likely to “double-dip” by collecting more money from the existing tax base, while collecting new revenue from new properties...
Nearly 1,800 More Votes Than Voters?

Nearly 1,800 More Votes Than Voters?

A month after county officials were unable to answer questions raised about discrepancies in the March election results, a hushed meeting was held last week between a ballot machine vendor, county officials and representatives of the incumbent state...