Posts Tagged ‘Rick Perry’
Ross Fischer will help the Tarrant Regional Water District with open-records requests and ethics consultations. Courtesy Ross Fischer

More Open or More Obstructive?

Kelleher has questions about an ethics official hired by the water board.
JEFF PRINCE AND ERIC GRIFFEY
Accusations of being secretive and working behind closed doors have dogged the Tarrant Regional Water District and its board of directors ever since they began overseeing the controversial Trinity River Vision project 10 years ...


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Turkey Awards 2013

This year’s flock of pavos: pedaling into infamy.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
You know what they say about bright lights and big cities. In this case, how are you going to keep the turkeys down on the farm when they’ve seen Austin and Washington, D.C.? Yes folks, the current Turkey Awards flock leans a...



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Rick Perry Takes Bold Stands Against Reality

JIMMY FOWLER
I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to worry about Rick Perry. For a long time, his states’ rights/secessionist shtick looked loony, but you could explain it as playing to the rabid Texas Republican base. His hillbil...


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Abbott: Keep Talking

DAVE McNEELY
We predicted several weeks ago that Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott’s request for a special session to rubber-stamp a court’s interim redistricting maps would backfire. It already seems to be doing so. Abbott asked Gov. Rick Perry t...



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Parsing That Extra Year

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Tarrant Regional Water District board member Jim Lane doesn’t believe in politicians granting themselves extra time on their terms without voter approval. That’s why he voted no in 2012 when the board was considering cancel...


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Making Laws and Money

DAVE McNEELY
The special session that Gov. Rick Perry called on redistricting and other matters got some publicity because most legislators were collecting their $150 per diem — even though they were back home in their districts, or somew...



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Redistricting: Hamster Wheel

Governor decrees, legislature disagrees, parties sue, judges rule. Repeat ad infinitum.
DAVE McNEELY
Redistricting in Texas is like grabbing a tar baby. Once you pick it up, it’s very difficult to put down. And it sticks on everyone’s hands for years. No matter. Republican Gov. Rick Perry, acting at the behest of Republica...


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Marriage Equality: Can We Hurry Up, Please?

JIMMY FOWLER
The most frustating thing about the marriage equality “debate” is being patient. Allowing gay partners to wed has become a no-brainer among most sane, intelligent adults, even those who find the thought of guys kissing guys...



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Preacher Perry Comforts His Gun-Toting Flock

JIMMY FOWLER
How moronic is Rick Perry’s response to President Obama’s new gun control proposals? His statement reaches Everest-scale heights of dumbassed-osity that even I didn’t think he was capable of. It’s awe-inspiring. He ment...


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Self-Inflicted Wounds

Keep the Texas Legislature away from redistricting.
DAVE MCNEELY
Fraud! Shameful! There seemed to be a contest between Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to see who could make the more outrageous comment after two federal courts poured out the Texas Legislature’s redistricting and...