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Lou Ann Anderson is an information activist and the editor of Watchdog Wire - Texas. As also a contributor at Raging Elephants Radio and a policy analyst with Americans for Prosperity - Texas, she writes and speaks on a variety of public policy topics. Lou Ann is the Creator and Online Producer at EstateofDenial.com, a web site that addresses the growing issue of probate abuse in which wills, trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney are used to loot assets from intended beneficiaries or heirs.
Mayor pro tem Judy Morales resigned her post at a press conference at Temple's municipal building, Thursday March 20 - Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media
Mayor pro tem Judy Morales resigned her post at a press conference at Temple's municipal building, Thursday March 20 - Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media

Former Temple Mayor Pro Tem Files To Regain Council Seat In Special Election

Plot twist or just twisted? After the Temple City Council called a special election for July 19 to fill the vacancy created by former Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales’ council departure, Morales has filed to run for her old seat.

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Greg Gutfeld ‘Not Cool’ Book Tour Kicks Off in Dallas; Two Central Texas Stops To Come

The national book tour of Fox News Channel host Greg Gutfeld's "Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You" kicked off last night at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas. Gutfeld, the host of Red Eye, was joined on stage by fellow The Five co-host Dana Perino.

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Sign erected by Mari Paul at Temple's Miller Park on Saturday, March 8 - Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media
Sign erected by Mari Paul at Temple's Miller Park on Saturday, March 8 - Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media

Paul on recall effort: Changing tactics, not calling it quits

Mari Paul is suspending her petition effort to recall all members of the Temple City Council. Lack of interest isn't dissuading the cause, but as her 30-day signature-gathering window ticks down, the city and Bell County's continued failure to provide hard numbers on registered voters in single-member districts diminishes Paul's potential for success. And even as preliminary numbers were provided today, receipt of numbers termed as "subject to change" halfway through the city charter-prescribed window hardly offers potential for success.

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Image: Scott Olson via Thinkstock

Scandal-ridden Red Light Cameras Offer Potential Corruption

Though a federal investigation involving Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., remains quiet, the issue of red light and other traffic cameras is still a hot topic in Texas. With that, one can only wonder the impact if the bribery and other public corruption allegations seen with Redflex and the city of Chicago might at a point similarly surface with any of the company’s municipal clients here in the Lone Star State.

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Temple Municipal Building, Downtown Temple - Photo: Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media
Temple Municipal Building, Downtown Temple - Photo: Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media

With Temple Mayor Pro Tem’s Resignation, Special Election Ahead

Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales resigned her city council position this morning just hours ahead of a hearing scheduled to consider her removal from office. In a formal resignation notice Morales additionally noted her intention to submit a letter of declination as the District 2 officer-elect after the May 10 election.

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Photo sourced from City of Temple
Photo sourced from City of Temple

Temple Mayor pro tem Faces Removal from Office Hearing

Despite facing a criminal misdemeanor charge, Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales earlier this week refused to resign her council position. With that, Temple Mayor Danny Dunn and council members Tim Davis, Perry Cloud and Russell Schneider have scheduled a 5 p.m. public hearing Thursday to consider adoption of a resolution authorizing Morales’ removal from office.

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