Arlington voters may have mistaken the local term limits ballot question as a state or national issue, but otherwise they restored local representation with the election of Beverly Powell to the Texas Legislature.
Republicans didn’t blame Bernie Sanders for supporter James Hodgkinson’s shooting of Steve Scalise, but Democrats and the media want to pin Robert Bowers’ synagogue shooting on Trump ahead of Tuesday’s midterm election.
Were Washington, Hamilton, Lincoln, FDR called racist Nazis for promoting patriotism and American exceptionalism as President Trump does? His rally’s reception in Houston shows there’s no shame in being a nationalist.
Trump official who wrote the anonymous New York Times op-ed column about the Trump White House failed in his duty to serve the country. Writer of NYT commentary is a traitor to president and United States.
San Antonio has failed to meet the EPA’s air quality standards, something that happened in Dallas and Houston long ago. That’s raised questions of whether San Antonio has lost an advantage for attracting jobs and development.
A vote on term limits for Arlington City council members and the mayor may be on the November ballot. Richard Greene argues the current proposal would remove currently effective officials and harm the city’s prosperity.
Some state lawmakers are gearing up to oppose state and local governments offering economic incentives to generate new business or development. Former Arlington mayor and columnist Richard Greene profiles one commercial development that got off the ground through incentives and is now generating more than the original investment for local tax coffers.
Republicans in Texas maybe expecting another election year where they slam dunk their Democratic opponents. But President Trump is a wild card and there's discontent among voters. November could turn out differently in some important races.
The Texas Association of Business has a scorecard that ranks state legislators on whether they are business friendly. Last session, the standing of some Republicans dropped. TAB says those lawmakers voted for measures that would hurt economic development.