McBrayer talks blow-out win for Lubbock mayor | Texas school test scores are double trouble for Dems – Pratt on Texas 6/17/2024

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: An historic blow-out election hit Lubbock Saturday in the mayoral runoff. We visit with Lubbock’s new mayor, Mark McBrayer, about what the election margin means to council policy and his efforts to prioritize basic services.

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The new appraisal district board of directors races are important, and next time, conservatives across the state need to be ready with a slate of candidates who will work to make Appraisal Review Boards focused on what’s right for property owners instead of just what benefits tax takers.

Texas Education Agency released test scores on Friday and it isn’t a good report card for our highly funded public schools. Worse, for the teacher groups and educrat lobby, is that Mike Miles approach in the state takeover at Houston ISD bucked the trends statewide and regionally to produce higher results.

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