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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Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded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....

Single-family home construction in Valley Center, Calif., June 3, 2021. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Higher prices could be the least of our problems.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the 1990s, Alan Greenspan dwelt somewhere between Olympus and Delphi — godlike in his power and prone to handing down cryptic pronouncements. Bob Woodward lionized him as the “Maestro” in a book that was published, unfortunately, right as the wheels were coming off, with Greenspan taking much of the blame for inflating the dumb-money dot-com bubble in the late 1990s and subsequently provoking the recession that began in March of 2001. The best and brightest had thought of Greenspan as something like Zeus moving around figurines in his little amphitheater in Clash of the Titans. Instead, he turned out …

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State News

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...

Don’t Mess with Texas Elections: Abbott Signs ‘Zuck Bucks’ Ban

Texas is the latest state to enact a law prohibiting the use of private money to administer elections, keeping outside cash from influencing how...

Dallas Mayor Unveils Crime and Police Accountability Plan

As Dallas City Council prepares to decide police funding again this year, Mayor Johnson unveiled his plan to address crime and increase police accountability....

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