Sen. Huffines: “stop red light cameras and to hold cities accountable”

From the Houston Chronicle: "When the 86th Texas … [Read more...]

“Do something” but don’t expect good results

The Austin American-Statesman reports that its … [Read more...]

Listener: Beware suspect sketches used by police

Dear Mr Pratt, I saw the DNA profile sketch … [Read more...]

Texas Appeals Court Slaps Down Red Light Camera Firm

Red light camera company cannot claim free speech … [Read more...]

Why was alleged Tech shooter not searched, handcuffed?

It appears that Hollis Alvin James Reid Daniels, … [Read more...]

Abilene proposes street fee on college students, others

"Abilene City Council moves towards street … [Read more...]

No matter Austin, Texans’ tax burden will grow unless many local officials replaced

Would that we all have the same division seen on … [Read more...]

Regulatory noncompliance inspires Texas Senator to eliminate red light cameras

"Following an investigation by Austin TV station … [Read more...]

How basic city services like street repair get shoved aside

The issue of non-sufficient street maintenance in … [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Civic Cheerleader

civic cheerleader [noun] Those who jump on … [Read more...]

Beware Harvey-related damage estimates, especially from government

"The nearly $8 billion proposed by the White House … [Read more...]

Houston leaders should be ashamed of contradicting Governor Abbott on evacuation Friday

If you missed Friday's Pratt on Texas you missed … [Read more...]

Doubling your electric rates because you have solar panels

A story about El Paso Electric ratepayers with … [Read more...]

Red light camera deal at heart of Kaufman County scandal

"A District Attorney in a rural East Texas county … [Read more...]

HB32 is good but not meaningful property tax reform

The Texas House passed Representative Dennis … [Read more...]

Texas Property Tax Reform has only days to act. Call, email, fax reps now.

"Fearful that a pro-taxpayer agenda will undermine … [Read more...]

Who made the right choice with electricity in Texas, the 15 or the 85 percent?

For the past three years, Lubbock's municipal … [Read more...]

Is Texas to ignore bad policy because it is local?

Here's a question for you: Does it matter from … [Read more...]

Why are conservatives & Gov. Abbott so concerned over some local government regulations?

In Texas some seemed mystified as to why Governor … [Read more...]

Texas 9th Court of Appeals Says Cities Can Ignore Law on Red Light Cameras

The Texas Appeals Court [9th Court of Appeals] … [Read more...]

Lax enforcement of immigration laws lowers risk, leading to more willing to break those laws

Breitbart Texas reported that "Texas Lt. Governor … [Read more...]

Local control: Texas has no city-states

About so-called local control at the city and … [Read more...]

It is government that makes monopolies; free market brings competition

Thomas J. DiLorenzo, in a piece titled The Myth of … [Read more...]

Houston turns public safety feature into pro-homosexuality art feature

Advocates for living a homosexual lifestyle are … [Read more...]

Abbott veto reason shows the real problem we face in Austin: The local government lobby.

One of the bills Governor Abbott vetoed, prior to … [Read more...]

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