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Regular readers to Texas Watchdog may have noticed there hasn’t been much posted to the site over the past several months. The reason is simple: We’ve run out of money…

Thank you for reading and for all of your support. We will miss you.

Regular readers to Texas Watchdog may have noticed there hasn’t been much posted to the site over the past several months. The reason is simple: We’ve run out of money…

Publicly-funded gondolas a ‘viable transportation alternative’ for Round Rock, Texas?

When one of the most innovative cities in America takes its first crack at mass transit you can bet it won’t be buses, trains or streetcars. No, Round Rock, Texas,…

Austin Energy customers foot bill – $2 a month per customer for 19 years – for idled biomass plant

Around the clock, seven days a week, in a plant 233 miles away, a full complement of energy professionals stands at the ready to provide wood-fired power to Austin Energy…

Pension finances, local government debt targeted in Texas transparency bills

A quartet of the most powerful legislators in Texas filed bills Thursday to make available to the public detailed financial information from most local taxing entities and pension systems across…

Dazzled by promise of rail, Austin leaders still need to persuade public

Having followed Texas Watchdog’s coverage of Austin’s rail rapture, you can be forgiven for assuming the movement remains earthbound awaiting only taxpayer billions and living, breathing commuters. Not so. Like…

Newspaper notice law ‘horse and buggy’ thinking, Rep. Jonathan Stickland wants governments in Texas to post online

You can already hear a distant drumbeat, the pounding of 40-gallon drums holding printer’s ink. Freshman state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, who rode into the Texas House on a surge of…