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Austin ISD creates political drama at T.A. Brown for Bond Votes

Reports show rebuilding TA brown cost effective for AISD; critics skeptical by Melanie Barden Wednesday, August 9th 2017 http://cbsaustin.com/news/local/reports-show-rebuilding-ta-brown-cost-effective-for-aisd-critics-skeptical

AISD wants to borrow hundreds of millions, TCTU’s Roger Falk alerts taxpayers

AISD wants to borrow hundreds of millions, TCTU’s Roger Falk alerts taxpayers

http://www.newsradioklbj.com/news/austin-local-news/aisd-finalize-proposal-borrow-hundreds-millions-you [From 590AM KLBJ] Austin Independent School District trustees should finalize their proposal to borrow just under a billion dollars from you for a laundry list of upgrades to schools throughout the city.  Bond Watchdog Roger Falk of the Travis […]

TCTU asks the Austin ISD Board of Trustees to halt the demolition plans for T.A. Brown Elementary, makes new PIR

Media Advisory June 15, 2017 AUSTIN, Tx — The Travis County Taxpayers Union (TCTU) has asked the Austin ISD Board of Trustees to immediately halt the demolition plans for T.A. Brown Elementary pending a second opinion on the structural condition of […]

TCTU Vows to Unite Grassroots Against Wasteful, Unaffordable 2017 Austin ISD Bond

“They are not looking out for the taxpayer. They are looking out for themselves,” says Don Zimmerman with the Travis County Taxpayers Union. “The purpose of our school taxes is supposed to be to educate kids. Not to build buildings, […]

Taxpayers Win!  Round Rock ISD $572 million Bonds all defeated

Taxpayers Win! Round Rock ISD $572 million Bonds all defeated

In photo from left:  Pam Oldham, Paul Matthews, Patrick McGuinness, John Gordon, Don Zimmerman, Dave Schmidt. A remarkable coalition of grass roots forces, from conservative-libertarian to progressive-democrat, (a fiscally conservative “Union” if you will) combined efforts to defeat not just […]

Who is funding “Classrooms for Kids” for $572M RR ISD Bond?

Who is funding “Classrooms for Kids” for $572M RR ISD Bond?

Who is funding “Classrooms for Kids?” Pamela Oldham from Estates at Settlers Park Most signs and mailings to voters supporting RRISD’s Bond Propositions come from “Classrooms for Kids” (CFK). Since mailings are particularly expensive, voters may be curious about who […]

“Citizens Bond Committee” Members AGAINST $572M RR ISD BOND

CITIZENS BOND COMMITTEE MEMBERS COME OUT AGAINST THE Round Rock ISD BOND PROPS for $572,000,000:  NOT THIS BOND “I read all the information available on the RRISD web page. According to the District, the Citizens Bond Committee recommended the bond […]

Don’t allow Round Rock City to charge extravagant pool to RR ISD Taxpayers!

Vote NO on Natatorium in RRISD Bond Proposal #3  (May 6th, 2017 Round Rock ISD Bond Election) The City of Round Rock should take the lead role to construct, operate and maintain the indoor aquatic center (natatorium) if it is […]

Reasons why Round Rock ISD $572 million Bonds Deserve an “F”

RRISD Bonds Deserve an “F” The RRISD Bond Propositions contain many worthwhile projects, but as I have explained in previous posts, at least 40% of the $572 million is earmarked for projects of questionable need, that could bedeferred, or that […]

TCTU files ethics complaint against pro-Bond PAC

TCTU files ethics complaint against pro-Bond PAC

Early voting against Round Rock ISD Unaffordable, Wasteful and Dishonest Bond starts TODAY (24-Apr-2017), and there is news about our Ethics Complaint against the Pro-Bond corporate PAC forces. It appears that a “corporate” contribution of $7,536.75 was made by a […]