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Sentencing disparity

I ran across the story below as reported by KXXV. So many questions. If he had two prior convictions the same year, what the hell was he doing back on the streets to commit another offense? This is not baseball … Continue reading

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Laws for you not us

It’s dangerous to question authority. This is how it started. Regardless of how you feel about open carry, this guy was not doing anything wrong. He was not breaking any law. The officer disarmed him because he could. That might … Continue reading

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Laws are for you, not us.

A video was recently released detailing the death of a 17 year-old who had been stopped for flashing his lights at an on-coming vehicle. The traffic stop ended with his death.  Here is an example of a citizen killed after … Continue reading

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Don’t hold your breath.

Texas Government Code Sec. 552.221. APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION; PRODUCTION OF PUBLIC INFORMATION. (a) An officer for public information of a governmental body shall promptly produce public information for inspection, duplication, or both on application by any person to the … Continue reading

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How to make no one happy.

No Kool-aid server here.  By R.S. Gates This is not a write up to curry favor, just the facts as I see them. Waco PD arrested 177 people on a boiler plate warrant.  Yea it happened. I think they were … Continue reading

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This week in local government

What do you do if you have an employee who has been demoted at least three times and  failed to complete field training? You send him to Florida for two weeks on the taxpayer dime. Not really a dime but … Continue reading

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How it could all be avoided.

In 1962, John F. Kennedy famously said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” I effectively kicked off the week being told the only way I could attend a meeting of the Commissioners’ Court was to … Continue reading

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Win some lose some.

Good news this week. Yesterday I received a check from McLennan County. It was a refund check for an overcharge for a public information act request. There could be several explanations for the refund. On one hand, it could have … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for Public Information Act training

I have never had to ask anyone for financial assistance, and I’m not really keen on the idea now.  That said, my wife made a very compelling case for using the family income for things like paying bills and buying … Continue reading

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You can’t make this up.

In case you missed it, the use of private e-mail has Hillary Clinton kind of jammed up lately. With all the interest in the subversion of laws governing transparency and open government, you would think all government officials would be … Continue reading

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