By Barry Harrell of Statesman.com (comments included)
One proven tactic of propaganda is that if you want to distract people from the conversation you should be having, don’t be afraid to lie … and lie big. The big lie currently making the rounds in Texas is that elected or appointed officials want to undermine or de-emphasize research
Voters in the Eanes school district approved a $54 million bond package, just months after sinking a referendum for triple that amount.
The bond, which passed with 62.9 percent of the vote, will pay for replacement buses; energy-efficiency and heating and air-conditioning projects; technology upgrades; and improvements needed to comply with the American With Disabilities Act, among other things. Unlike November’s $150 million package, this one had no organized opposition. The bond would increase the overall property tax rate by 1 cent to $1.2125 per $100 assessed valuation.
The district also is ushering in three new board members. Read More