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The documents every 18-year-old and other young adults need

Adults of all ages – including your 18-year-old – need certain estate planning documents. Despite the horror stories Estate of Denial® posts with regard to abuses involving wills, trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney, one reality endures: while having these instruments is no guarantee they won’t be misused or offer a false sense of security, Keep Reading…

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Temple election gives Morales chance to address “major issues” of concern (TX)

A city of Temple special election is scheduled July 19 to fill the vacancy left with the resignation of former Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales. Four candidates – including Judy Morales – have filed to run. As issues are an integral part of any campaign, Morales has new opportunity to address the “major issues” she Keep Reading…

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Civil asset forfeiture: political will, not reforms are the challenge (TX)

Civil asset forfeiture has long been a favorite issue addressed here at Estate of Denial®. With that, we were glad to see PolicyMic.com feature a post on this topic, a post specifically highlighting property rights abuses here in Texas. This description of Tarrant County forfeitures was of particular interest: The District Attorney’s office in Texas’ Keep Reading…

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Texas VA hospitals top longest wait time rankings

Texas Veterans Affairs facilities have some of the nation’s longest wait times with four centers at which patients seek mental health care ranking in the top 10, according to newly-released federal data. Per the Associated Press, a national audit at 731 VA hospitals and large clinics found that though veterans are supposed to wait no Keep Reading…

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Texas State Auditor releases CSCOPE report

The office of Texas State Auditor John Keel has released an audit report on CSCOPE, the curriculum management system at one point used by approximately 875 public, private and charter schools in Texas. This report comes 18 months after public scrutiny of the previously secretive program revealed a troubling picture of this taxpayer-funded curriculum operating Keep Reading…

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