Council member Chuck Branch reviewed the city’s proposed budget and tax rate at a forum hosted by McKinney Tea Party.
Palo Pinto is the fifth Texas county to set a “Tier 2 opt-in” election that can end forced annexation locally and protect residents’ property rights.
City manager David Cooke has proposed increased contributions from taxpayers and cuts to cost-of-living adjustments.
Ellis County’s citizen-led initiative is the sixth to succeed in petitioning for a vote that could stop cities from annexing property without the owners’ consent.
Feds announced two big guilty pleas in the Dallas County Schools public corruption scandal: Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway and camera company CEO Robert Leonard.
To pay off debt left by corrupt school-bus agency Dallas County Schools, officials are suing to recover funds from conspirators who defrauded taxpayers.
Frisco’s school board will decide August 13 whether to ask voters for a tax hike and more bond debt in this November’s general election.
Keller ISD is one of several Metroplex-area school districts holding a mandatory vote on its tax-rate increase in a summer special election.
Lancaster ISD is pairing the controversial tactic of “rolling polling” with campus back-to-school events in a tax-swap special election set for August.
Unlike most cities, Fort Worth has reduced its staff by more than six percent over ten years, despite a population increase of 24 percent.