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 […]

Community College Administrators Fatten Up While Seeking $450 Million More From Voters

Community College Administrators Fatten Up While Seeking $450 Million More From Voters

SALARY BUBBLE: The community college system in San Antonio, Texas’ poorest big city, richly rewards its executive class. With 72 administrators pulling down six-figure salaries, San Antonio’s community college district is among the best-paying in the nation, even as it seeks more money from voters. We Say: For the poorest big city in Texas, there’s a […]

Council candidate Patty Gibbons: Don’t ‘bond out bureaucrats’

Council candidate Patty Gibbons: Don’t ‘bond out bureaucrats’

We Say: First things first. San Antonio Tea Party does not support or endorse political candidates. Kenric Ward, Texas’ investigative reporter for Watchdog.org and SATP contributor, has uncovered a San Antonio City Council candidate that knows the insider information about how our city came to ask us to approve an 854 million dollar loan. Keep […]