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Taxpayer-funded lawsuits ahead? Temple vows to fight disclosure in alleged police abuse case (TX)

The city of Temple is vowing to fight an Attorney General’s office ruling requiring the city’s release of information requested by the Temple Daily Telegram in a public records request related to a May 18, 2013, encounter with Temple police which left 15-year-old Lorenzo Martinez with a broken collar bone. Martinez was never arrested, no Keep Reading…

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Austin City Council approves new housing ‘visitability’ requirements (TX)

Austin’s cost of living is moving upward and an ordinance amendment passed last week by the Austin City Council requiring new visitability requirements for residential single family and duplex construction seems destined to help maintain that trend. Per KVUE.com, the council and staff have spent two years developing this new policy that passed 6-1 with Keep Reading…

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Girl Scout ‘liberalism’ further exposed? (TX)

Not liberal enough for the Girl Scouts? Texans who support gun rights, rights many believe to be God-given, may have cause to wonder. A KDFW Fox 4 Dallas-Fort Worth story featuring a photo of two gun rights activists posed with Girl Scouts and another adult working a cookie sale table originally described the organization’s initial Keep Reading…

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National School Choice Week Whistle-Stop Tour rolls into Austin (TX)

National School Choice week is currently underway. As events take place across the country, Austin has been no exception. On Monday, the National School Choice Week Whistle-Stop Tour rolled into the Capitol to highlight the ongoing battle to increase educational options for families here in Texas. The message is simple. It’s time to end government Keep Reading…

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Higher ed consumers learn tuition set asides adding to college expense

A recent article discussed how Texas college students’ tuition does not exclusively go toward funding the student’s educational experience, but instead includes a set aside amount “to provide financial assistance for resident undergraduate students enrolled in the institution.” An undergraduate student’s tuition rate comprises a statutory rate determined by the legislature for both resident and Keep Reading…

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