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College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021....

Sen. Tom Cotton talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 8, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) In our digital future, individuals will be held accountable for all their sins, while the ruling institutions will correct their mistakes secretly. With COVID, it’s happened already.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the dystopian novel 1984, our protagonist Winston Smith gets the order to rewrite an article that showed Big Brother had commended a person who was now in the Party’s disfavor: “reporting bb dayorder doubleplusungood refs unpersons rewrite fullwise upsub antefiling.” For Winston in Airstrip One, that means actually burning the record of the Times newspaper in the fiery furnace of the memory hole, and producing a forgery of the past. Smith was daily saving the honor of the unchallengeable ruler: Big Brother.

With the Internet, there is no paper trail to burn. There is just code to update. And this

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Autopsy Report: Taxpayers to Reluctantly Continue to Fund Lobbyists

The 87th legislative session has reached its conclusion and though several bills were filed to ban the practice of taxpayer-funded lobbying, ultimately none of...

After Legislature Leaves, Abbott Announces Plan for Texas Border Wall

After hinting at an upcoming announcement last week amid the growing border crisis, Gov. Greg Abbott officially announced a plan for the state of...

Austinites Continue Fight Against Democrat-Run City Hall Over Homeless Hotels

AUSTIN — Amid a tumultuous two-year public safety disaster in Texas’ capital city, citizens continue to resist harmful decisions by their city officials—and are...

Have Texas’ Power Problems Been Fixed?

Despite Gov. Greg Abbott signing legislation in response to the February blackouts, concerns have emerged about Texas’ power grid this summer. Texas Scorecard spoke...

Gov. Abbott Asked to Ban Employer Vaccination Mandates

Despite Gov. Greg Abbott’s claim that vaccine passports are prohibited in Texas, employees at a Houston Hospital are having to fight their employers’ mandate...

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