Some homeowners south of San Antonio’s downtown fear they will lose their homes after becoming aware of the increasing property values in their neighborhood. Apparently, the appraisal amounts for several houses along Lone Star Boulevard south of downtown SA have jumped 70% to 90% in value in five years.
A WOAI radio news report in 2016 showed the average San Antonio taxpayer owes $3300 toward the city’s long term debt as the municipal debt balloons. Couple that with school district, college district, health district, county, state and federal taxes and fees. This municipal money is for the maintenance of basic government services like, fire and police and streets and sidewalks.
Josh Brodesky calls himself a “Texan by choice”, but he’s just another liberal transplant hired by the liberal San Antonio Express-News. His opinion piece, published on Sunday, July 17, shows how out of touch he is with grassroots Texans and how the SA Express is shamelessly promoting Texas Speaker Joe Straus by proposing that Straus should run for president in 2020!
Democrats are using the courts again, to keep Latinos and other minorities politically segregated. A special federal judicial panel in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas has ruled on Thursday that the redistricting plan adopted by the Texas legislature deliberately diminishes the influence of the growing Latino voting population. US District Judges Xavier Rodriguez (a Democrat who was appointed by GW Bush) and Orlando Garcia (another Democrat who nominated by Clinton) found that the map was drawn in order to protect incumbent Republican candidates because it that did not create any new minority opportunity districts or enhance minority voting strength. Judge Jerry Smith, a Republican, dissented.
A plan to leverage tax dollars for private development at San Antonio’s Hemisfair Park won’t benefit the city or its taxpayers, a Texas economist predicts. But he says the projects are gold-plated deals for developers.
“There are only two possible outcomes for each project,” said Dean Stansel, economist at Southern Methodist University's O'Neil Center:
Taxpayers will prop up unprofitable real-estate development projects that should not have been undertaken, or,
Tax dollars will be used to line the pockets of the developers of those projects that would have been profitable even without the subsidy.
Conservative author, writer and film producer Dinesh D’Souza will be speaking at San Antonio’s Trinity University on Tuesday, March 7, and the liberal SA Express-News has published a critical commentary that might encourage and justify leftist protests at the event. It is yet another example of local media bias and how it supports the leftist agenda.
The article by Gilbert Garcia pretends to be balanced as he defends Trinity students Jonah and Manfred Wendt who organized the event, but criticizes D’Souza for his beliefs.
Garcia uses two paragraphs to report about how one third of the flyers announcing the event were returned with rude and nasty comments to the Wendt brothers. However, he devotes the next 12 paragraphs criticizing D’Souza and his beliefs.