Now They Think They Can Move the Alamo Cenotaph Memorial

Now They Think They Can Move the Alamo Cenotaph Memorial

We Say: Remember the song heard at Spurs games: “Y’all ready for this?” Here’s yet another stupid idea spawned in the summer of statue removal. Outside consultants, highly paid by the State of Texas, wanting to downplay the idea of a battle and instead promote “unity, not division,” plan to relocate the Cenotaph–down the street from […]

The Mean Streets of Sanctuary Cities

The Mean Streets of Sanctuary Cities

We Say: Police chiefs across the country echo the same theme: “We want the community to feel comfortable reporting crime whether victim or witness; they should not fear deportation when dealing with local police departments.” Such is the stance of San Antonio Police Chief McManus. He feels so strongly that he wrote it into the […]

School choice proponents hope for a ‘grand bargain’

School choice proponents hope for a ‘grand bargain’

We Say: For years Texas parents have, out of pocket, funded sending their kids to nongovernment schools while still paying exorbitant school taxes for public schools. For many, it was a serious sacrifice but considered worth it because of the wide gap between Texas Public Schools and the moral and scholastic education these parents wanted […]

COVERING THEIR ASSETS: Local Officials Bash Property Tax Relief

COVERING THEIR ASSETS: Local Officials Bash Property Tax Relief

WORKING OVERTIME: A daylong Senate Finance Committee hearing was dominated by local officials determined to kill property tax reform in Texas. We Say: Every year we get an assessment of taxes owed to cover the cost of city and county government, schools, aquifer, parks, transportation, and…and…(it’s a pretty long list). Since you’re a wealthy Texas […]

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