Thanks, Mr. Jack As we approach the end of the school year, the inevitable change of personnel in the district will occur. Staff will change schools, seek other challenges, or choose a well-deserved retirement. This year, one of Hays CISD’s most valuable assets in the transportation department will be doing just that. Jack “Mr. Jack” [...]
I am writing to ask the citizens of Kyle to join me in voting for Joe Bacon for the City Council. I have had the pleasure of serving with Mr. Bacon on the City’s Mobility Committee. He is one of our committee’s most dedicated members. I am confident his knowledge on transportation and infrastructure issues [...]
We, in the city, are blessed with two very worthy candidates in the runoff contest for our City Council from which we must choose. I encourage you to step up the plate and exercise your right and responsibility to vote your choice of these two candidates. Vote early so that “things don’t get in the [...]
I am writing to express my support for Joe Bacon for the District 3 City Council seat. Only Joe Bacon has the experience and the credentials to get this job done. Joe Bacon is the only candidate in the run-off who actually stepped up to the plate and served the City on any type of [...]
Voter-approved ISD debt in Texas has soured to new heights. Exponential growth in the size of schools has not resulted in exponential new capacity. The taxpaying public is once again questioning the judgment of our temporary superintendents and their school board enablers. Public school debt increased by $43 billion (215%) since 2000 while enrollment growth [...]
The School Board Election is upon us, and I am writing to support Marty Kanetzky for the District 5 position. She is running for her second term, and in the many years I’ve known her, I’ve seen her consistent dedication, tenacity and determination to improve education for the students in our district. I served as [...]
On April 24th, a delegation of concerned officials from Hays County and the City of Wimberley appeared at the State Capital, along with several citizens, before the House Special Purpose Districts Committee. They addressed their concerns with the bill (HB 3918) sponsored by Rep. Jason Isaac to create a Municipal Utility District across most of [...]
I have known Chad Benninghoff, candidate for Kyle City Council, for a little over 2 years. In that time, I have seen qualities that would make him a wonderful addition to the Kyle City Council. Chad is a professional military man, currently working in the medical field. He and his wife, Larissa, are loving parents [...]
The day has come. Water marketers are set to grab water underlying Bastrop and Lee counties, just like they’re doing in “growth corridor” counties near IH-35. The difference is that our groundwater district is the best in the state. Their last stand is at a meeting of the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District, 6 p.m. April 17 at Giddings City Hall.
In the debate over school choice, school employees and school board members have forcefully argued vouchers divert money from public schools. The Texas House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed with them. When I was on the Hays School Board, serving in a dual capacity as elected Region XIII Director on the Texas Association of School Boards representing 59 area districts, I also made this argument. But, HCISD had in-district school choice then. After I got off the Board, the district eliminated in-district school choice, unless you work for the district.