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  • Central Health’s $35 million payments to Dell Medical School an unlawful ‘gift of public funds’ that exceed statutory authority

    Commissioners Court to consider ordering that Central Health undergo an independent audit Let’s be blunt. Under the Texas Constitution and Health and Safety Code, The Travis County Healthcare District, aka Central Health, is prohibited from spending any part of the $2 billion-plus it has received in local property tax funds since 2004 for anything other Central Health’s $35 million payments to Dell Medical School an unlawful ‘gift of public funds’ that exceed statutory authority was first posted on June 30, 2022 at 8:23 am.©2022 "The Austin Bulldog". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at ken@theaustinbulldog.org

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  • New Anthology Seeks Wisdom Deeper Than ‘Crayola’ Religion

    Since I’m personally religious, it grieves me to admit religion is implicated in much of what’s wrong with society today: relentless attacks on reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ people, public education, gun control, even democracy itself. I’m tempted to agree with those who regard religion as more problem than solution—especially here in Texas, where religion is so The post New Anthology Seeks Wisdom Deeper Than ‘Crayola’ Religion appeared first on The Texas Observer.

  • Labeled ‘Hispanic’

    The moment seemed to call for drastic action. Lucille Contreras’ youngest son was on his own, ranching buffalo on the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation in South Dakota where both lived. Her other kids were financially stable. For the first time, this mother of three didn’t have to consider what anyone else wanted. The COVID-19 pandemic The post Labeled ‘Hispanic’ appeared first on The Texas Observer.

  • U.S. Immigration Policy Is to Blame for the Horrific Mass Death in San Antonio

    Originally published by Truthout. One hundred human beings were inside an 18-wheeler without water or air conditioning in the blistering 100-degree Texas heat. Fifty of them are now dead. Sixteen more people were taken to a hospital—including four children. That was this Monday in San Antonio. This is the deadliest of such tragedies in recent The post U.S. Immigration Policy Is to Blame for the Horrific Mass Death in San Antonio appeared first on The Texas Observer.

  • Pre-Roe, They Risked Their Lives to Control Their Destinies

    The women whom my daughter, photojournalist Ilana Panich-Linsman, photographed in 2021 could be anyone—your neighbor, college professor, doctor, or mother. They are women who sought, with great difficulty, to terminate pregnancies as young women between 1958 and early 1973, when abortion was mostly illegal in the United States. Nine of these procedures took place in The post Pre-Roe, They Risked Their Lives to Control Their Destinies appeared first on The Texas Observer.

  • With SCOTUS EPA Decision, Texas Coal Plants Live to Cook the Climate Another Day

    As Texans swelter under an unrelenting heatwave and breathe polluted air, Ken Paxton joined 16 other state attorneys general in celebrating the Supreme Court decision on Thursday to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. With West Virginia leading the charge and coal companies joining in, the group had filed a The post With SCOTUS EPA Decision, Texas Coal Plants Live to Cook the Climate Another Day appeared first on The Texas Observer.

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Rivard Report

  • Area teachers, staff getting raises as school districts try to retain workers

    Southside ISD appears to have the highest teacher starting salary in the region, at $59,135 a year for the 2022-23 school year.Area teachers, staff getting raises as school districts try to retain workers was first posted on July 6, 2022 at 5:00 am.©2021 "San Antonio Report". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at hello@rivardreport.com

  • Zoning Commission changes would allow for larger casitas

    The proposed amendments to the city's development code now move to the Planning Commission before being taken up by the City Council. Zoning Commission changes would allow for larger casitas was first posted on July 5, 2022 at 10:03 pm.©2021 "San Antonio Report". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at hello@rivardreport.com

  • How the end of Roe and the Uvalde shooting could reshape the Texas governor’s race

    Republican incumbent Greg Abbott remains the favorite but is confronting his toughest Democratic opponent yet in Beto O’Rourke.How the end of Roe and the Uvalde shooting could reshape the Texas governor’s race was first posted on July 5, 2022 at 6:24 pm.©2021 "San Antonio Report". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at hello@rivardreport.com

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El Paso Matters

  • City Council votes against proposal to deprioritize abortion investigations

    Mayor Oscar Leeser broke a tie among city representatives to cast the deciding vote against a possible city policy deprioritizing police investigations of abortions. The post City Council votes against proposal to deprioritize abortion investigations appeared first on El Paso Matters.

  • Opinion: Connection, purpose and creativity will help prevent gun violence

    "As an educator, parent and grandparent, I share this thought: When we wrap every child in connection, purpose and creativity, we’ll see less gun violence." The post Opinion: Connection, purpose and creativity will help prevent gun violence appeared first on El Paso Matters.

  • Average city tax bill could go up $193 despite lower tax rate as valuations escalate

    Property owners will likely see a significant increase in the city’s portion of their tax bills despite city leaders proposing a slightly lower tax rate. And that’s not yet considering what other entities such as the county and school districts will propose in the coming weeks. The post Average city tax bill could go up $193 despite lower tax rate as valuations escalate appeared first on El Paso Matters.

Austin Monitor

  • City, police union prep for ‘more substantial’ meetings as labor contract nears expiration

    With three months until the current labor agreement expires, the city of Austin and the Austin Police Association are making progress toward a new contract that balances the city’s goals of increased transparency and oversight with the union’s goals of… The post City, police union prep for ‘more substantial’ meetings as labor contract nears expiration appeared first on Austin Monitor.

  • Planning Commission considers working group to tackle ‘archaic’ land use code

    Austin’s Planning Commission is once more dipping its toes into turbulent waters, with plans to form a working group that would tackle small-scale reforms to the 38-year-old Land Development Code. On Tuesday commissioners opted to postpone action for another two… The post Planning Commission considers working group to tackle ‘archaic’ land use code appeared first on Austin Monitor.

  • City formulates $98 million financing plan to cover Colony Park gap

    The city is asking Travis County to contribute $30 million to the development costs of the Colony Park planned unit development in Northeast Austin, part of a proposed financing package of $98.8 million needed to complete the project. A city… The post City formulates $98 million financing plan to cover Colony Park gap appeared first on Austin Monitor.

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