A lawsuit brought against the state of Texas by the city of Austin on Monday attempts to show what many have claimed for decades: When it comes to property tax appraisals, the owners of large commercial and industrial sites have an unfair advantage over homeowners.
The Texas Racing Commission, a state agency created by the Legislature in 1986, run by two state officials (the comptroller and the chair of the Public Safety Commission) and seven members appointed by the governor subject to approval by the Senate, funded by a budget controlled by the Legislature, has decided to pick a fight with that same Legislature.
There’s a bitter irony that not two weeks after the shooting death of Arlington teenager Christian Taylor by a police officer, the city of Arlington announced its plan to implement a pilot program for the use of police body cameras.
Kent Paredes Scribner, the Phoenix educator designated by the Fort Worth school board to be the district’s next superintendent, isn’t waiting for his formal hiring before getting some hands-on experience here.
The Environmental Protection Agency has taken another step in President Barack Obama’s aggressive efforts to combat climate change, releasing proposals on Tuesday to require the oil and gas industry to reduce emissions of methane.