At the Texas Municipal League’s annual convention in Austin on Thursday, city officials from across the state gathered to encourage each other to pass regulations on payday and auto-title lending, an unregulated sector many consider usurious, if not predatory, and to discuss ways to defend against the industry’s lawsuits.
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After years of Dallas officials playing hot potato with three permits that would allow fracking within city limits for the first time, the City Council finally rejected the permits today.
Though the term “Civil Rights” usually brings up memories of the 1960s, many of the struggles and issues surrounding the movement are startlingly contemporary. […]
Saturday, thousands of men joined Mayor Mike Rawlings outside Dallas City Hall for a rally to end the city’s culture of domestic violence, joined by major figures in the city’s business, sports and faith communities.
After years of city government lollygagging, residents appear to be closer to an answer on whether Dallas will be open to fracking.
So about that fracking fight in Dallas … Things just got real.
This morning a letter surfaced revealing a secret deal between Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm and natural gas producer Trinity East.
After years of opponents and industry arguing, waiting and waiting some more, Dallas’ fracking future might finally come to a vote. In early February a city commission is expected to vote, yet again, on whether to grant Fort Worth-based Trinity East Energy permits to drill on city-owned land. It would be the first gas well sunk within city limits and would affirm Dallas’ stance on the controversial practice of fracking.
There is a risk that funding the $53 billion Texas water plan could create a slush-fund for giant, unnecessary infrastructure projects. Lawmakers should prioritize conservation.
Following the Observer’s reporting on a Texas payday lender’s scheme to circumvent state and local rules meant to protect consumers, state regulators issued a stern warning last week.