A recurring theme heard from various candidates who are running for election this November, is the candidates’ professed support for both giving teachers a raise while admonishing school districts to become more efficient in how they spend their tax dollars. Perhaps these statements stem from a lack of understanding as to how school finance works in Texas. It is an overly … [Read more...] about When will public schools become more efficient with tax dollars?
Dear Editor, I am a resident of Sugar Land, and I wanted to thank you for your editorial. I am an unaffiliated voter, but I too have been discouraged by the monopoly that Republicans have had on Texas for a while, and I believe it leads to a suppression of diverse ideas. It’s difficult for many Americans these days to see merit in the opposing side, since our politics have … [Read more...] about Commentary on Republican Party monopoly was right
Dear Editor, Voters in Missouri City may not realize it, but we have a city election on the same day, on the same ballot, as the other local and state elections. This is something new, because Missouri City voters decided last year to move May elections to the same day as other elections in November. It is very important that Missouri City voters remember to scroll down … [Read more...] about Watch for Missouri City candidates on bottom of ballott
Dear Editor: Voter turnout is very often dismal in Fort Bend County and the consequences are huge. Everyone wants representative government but when residents don’t vote, it’s very easy for fringe groups, voting blocs, money and fear to impact our elections. We end up with an electorate that only caters to selected groups and their interests, which no one wants, or we see … [Read more...] about Voting is the way to make changes in government
(Editor’s note: Reporter Theresa D. McClellan wrote State Rep. Ron Reynolds, who is serving time in the Montgomery County Jail on a conviction for barratry, or ambulance chasing, requesting an interview. He wrote her a letter in reply and the complete text is as follows.) Theresa, I received your letter yesterday. Thanks for reaching out to me. I write this response to you … [Read more...] about The complete letter from jail by Rep. Reynolds