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Kelley Shannon: Texas needs more ‘sunshine’ on public records

Kelley Shannon: Texas needs more ‘sunshine’ on public records

Celebrate Sunshine Week, March 15-21 By Kelley Shannon Executive Director Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Private university police beat a man suspected of stealing a bicycle. The violent episode was…

Ross Ramsey: When local control is remote

Ross Ramsey: When local control is remote

http://www.texastribune.org/2015/03/12/analysis-local-control-sometimes/ By Ross Ramsey Executive EditorTexas Tribune Austin sounds like a miniature of Washington, D.C., in the growing legislative debate over local control — an overweening central government unhappy with…

Dan Malone: Crazy, or straight up nuts?

Dan Malone: Crazy, or straight up nuts?

By Dan Malone Contributing Editor “That’s Eddie being Eddie.” That phrase, or some version of it, is how people who know accused killer Eddie Ray Routh explain his strange beliefs…

Dan Malone: Memory, murder and madness

Dan Malone: Memory, murder and madness

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Matthew Hallgarth's name.] By Dan Malone Contributing Editor Corpses and killers – I’ve been around a few. I…

The promise never to put Mama in a home: Never demand, never consent

The promise never to put Mama in a home: Never demand, never consent

By Sandra W. Reed Julie’s dad pulled her aside and, whispered, “You have to promise me you will never let your mother and me be put in a nursing home.”…

First Amendment rights, open government essential to democracy

First Amendment rights, open government essential to democracy

By Kelley Shannon Defending the U.S. Constitution is popular these days when it centers on gun rights, states’ rights or search and seizure protections. As we guard the principles of…

My Farmtastic Life: Drama donkey

My Farmtastic Life: Drama donkey

By Tammy Ammon As I’ve mentioned before, this farm mama has a day job, which occasionally calls for me to be out of town. But thanks to Cowboy and family,…

Lee Hamilton on Congress: The summer of our discontent

Lee Hamilton on Congress: The summer of our discontent

There is great unease in the land — concern about economic inequality, disgust with scorched-earth politics in Washington. But the long reach of our history teaches that when an aroused…

Estate planning for family businesses, working farms and ranches

Estate planning for family businesses, working farms and ranches

  By Sandra W. Reed An agreement establishing the parameters of ownership, management and rights to sell or to purchase the equity position of other owners is a fundamental estate…

Analysis: School finance ruling gives candidates a talking point

Analysis: School finance ruling gives candidates a talking point

By Ross Ramsey Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/09/02/analysis-legislative-agenda-bench/ Give this to state district Judge John Dietz: He gave the next Legislature a purpose. This year’s general election campaigns, to be fair, are…

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