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Uber-wars escalate in Texas

Traditional cab companies have long had a lock on their niche within the transportation industry and the recent wave of competition posed by new technology companies like Uber and Lyft is meeting resistance in what often appears – at least in Dallas and Houston – a partnering of entrenched local business and government. A Dallas Keep Reading…

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Temple mayor pro tem arrested, charged with public information destruction (TX)

Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales turned herself in Tuesday afternoon to the Bell County Jail and now faces charges of Destruction, Removal, or Alteration of Public Information, a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to a $4,000 fine and/or county jail confinement of up to three months. She was later released on a $1,500 bond. Keep Reading…

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With allegations unresolved, Temple officials seek withholding portion of mayor pro tem’s emails (TX)

The Temple Daily Telegram is reporting notification that the city of Temple is requesting from the Texas Attorney General’s Office an allowance to withhold at least some of emails in a Telegram-initiated Public Information Act request seeking emails between Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales and other city officials. The Telegram’s Feb. 14 request asked for Keep Reading…

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Rebel or Patriot? Where would you land in a Revolution?

Where would any of us land in a Revolution? It’s a thought that comes to mind every week when watching the NBC show with the same name. When push comes to shove, rubber meets the road, real choices and substantive acts must be performed – would the turbulent freedom-loving Rebels or the seemingly security-offering, liberty-limiting Keep Reading…

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After 18 months, cracking closes $60 million suburban Dallas football stadium (TX)

The $60 million Allen High School football stadium whose extravagance brought a national spotlight to Allen, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, is now closed due to cracks and other structural concerns. The Dallas Morning News reports: Officials closed the stadium Thursday after extensive cracking and “other potential problems in the structure” were found along the Keep Reading…

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