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Mumford ISD: Learning more, spending less provides model for Texas schools

Mumford Independent School District, a Robertson County district termed by some as “not quite in no man’s land,” is one of the most cost efficient in the state spending $5,571 compared to statewide average of more than $11,600. Serving the farming community of Mumford, an unincorporated city with a population of 170, the district’s enrollment Keep Reading…

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Memo attributed to former mayor pro tem alleges persecution, discrimination (TX)

In the wake of former Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales’ resignation from the Temple City Council and her subsequent plea agreement for a Class B misdemeanor charge of destruction, removal or alteration of public documents, WBDaily.com has published an undated memo termed as “ostensibly written” by the former councilwoman which alleges persecution, discrimination, harassment Keep Reading…

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Local governments seek upping existing $322 billion debt tab (TX)

With the May 10 election, voters in 65 jurisdictions across Texas are being asked to approve $6.5 billion ($9 billion with interest) of new debt to an already existing $322 billion local debt tab. Never mind rankings that list Texas as second only to California in total debt and second only to New York in Keep Reading…

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Denton’s red light cameras: safety measure or policing for profit? (TX)

Is the use of red light cameras to issue traffic citations truly a safety measure or another example of policing for profit?  Though safety is the sales pitch used by companies like Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., the justification and the justifier become problematic as statistics don’t necessarily support the former while allegations of corrupt business Keep Reading…

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Red River land grab lands BLM in hot water (TX)

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management might consider itself warned on the need to choose wisely one’s battles and be reminded that it’s never a good time, as the saying goes, to mess with Texas. As concerned Texas residents await clarification from the BLM on reports that the federal agency may claim 90,000 acres of Keep Reading…

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