Economics

AT&T raises prices 7% by making its customers pay AT&T’s property taxes

AT&T raises prices 7% by making its customers pay AT&T’s property taxes

Enlarge Getty Images | Aurich Telecom companies like AT&T love creating new fees to tack on customer bills, and they really love raising those fees after customers sign contracts that are supposed to lock in a consistent price. It’s a win-win for the company, but not the customer: AT&T gets to advertise a lower price than it actually charges and has a mechanism for raising customer bills whenever it wants to. Customers who are angry enough to cancel service would have to pay early termination fees. This story about AT&T …

AT&T raises prices 7% by making its customers pay AT&T’s property taxes Read More »

Montgomery County DA Ligon recuses himself from Montgomery ISD hazing investigation

Montgomery County DA Ligon recuses himself from Montgomery ISD hazing investigation

Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon has recused himself from an investigation into an alleged hazing incident by several Montgomery High School football players at an off-campus location Sept. 27. “The district attorney has recused himself from the investigation of acts of alleged hazing involving Montgomery High School students,” Ligon’s office released in a statement Friday. “This recusal is based on personal relationships that both the District Attorney and members of his family have with persons involved in this matter. “The recusal is intended to avoid any appearance of partiality …

Montgomery County DA Ligon recuses himself from Montgomery ISD hazing investigation Read More »

PRESS RELEASE — APOSTLE CLAVER FORMS AN EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE FOR HD138 RUN

PRESS RELEASE — APOSTLE CLAVER FORMS AN EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE FOR HD138 RUN

For Immediate Release October 10, 2019 In preparation and consideration of a potential run for the Texas House of Representives, Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani has formed a potent exploratory committee. With the September 25th announcement by State Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R) that he would not seek re-election in 2020, House District 138 in west Houston is now an open seat. “I’ve been a resident of HD138 since 1997. I believe there can be no other candidate to enter this race that will know this district and its citizens better than …

PRESS RELEASE — APOSTLE CLAVER FORMS AN EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE FOR HD138 RUN Read More »

Chinese Citizens Will Need to Pass Facial Recognition Test to Use the Internet

Chinese Citizens Will Need to Pass Facial Recognition Test to Use the Internet

Chinese citizens will be forced to pass a facial recognition test to use the Internet in the latest expansion of the country’s draconian social credit score system. “At present, a Chinese citizen will need to show his or her ID card while applying for a landline or the internet,” reports the Daily Mail . “The facial-recognition test is set to verify that the ID card belongs to the applicant.” Under its social credit score system, China punishes people who criticize the government, as well as numerous other behaviors, including; – …

Chinese Citizens Will Need to Pass Facial Recognition Test to Use the Internet Read More »

Judge Gives Bible to Convicted Murderer and Atheists Go Crazy

Judge Gives Bible to Convicted Murderer and Atheists Go Crazy

Amber Guyger was convicted of murder after shooting Botham Jean, an unarmed black man. Guyger thought she was in her own apartment when she returned home, and that Botham Jean had broken into her apartment. She was sentenced to ten years in prison instead of the maximum 28. The brother of the murder victim embraced her and told her that he had forgiven her. In their brief encounter, he presented the gospel to her. After the official proceedings, the judge stepped down from the bench to offer Guyger some parting …

Judge Gives Bible to Convicted Murderer and Atheists Go Crazy Read More »

How to Get Justice Back into the Criminal Justice System

home Tea Party Economist How to Get Justice Back into the Cri . . . The criminal justice system in America really is criminal. There are multiple reasons for this. The main reason for it is that it substitutes incarceration for restitution. In California, it costs something in the range of $60,000 a year to incarcerate a prisoner in a state prison. The victims of his crimes get to pay the taxes to keep him housed, fed, and learning new criminal techniques from his peers. What if he were given …

How to Get Justice Back into the Criminal Justice System Read More »

Woodlands board haggles over property tax rate, begrudgingly OKs lower rate

Woodlands board haggles over property tax rate, begrudgingly OKs lower rate

An unlikely turn of events, the so called RESIDENT ADVOCATES fighting for and losing in their objective of raising taxes. And, according to the report arguing for compromise! After seven different failed attempts spread over two meetings in one week, The Woodlands Township Board of Directors begrudgingly approved the 2020 property tax rate, lowering the rate from 2019 by 0.33 cents. The 2020 property was set at 22.4 cents per $100 valuation of property, which is also the Montgomery County effective tax rate for 2020. The approved rate is 0.33 …

Woodlands board haggles over property tax rate, begrudgingly OKs lower rate Read More »

Montgomery County anti-trafficking coalition sets Woodlands event

Montgomery County anti-trafficking coalition sets Woodlands event

A church in south Montgomery County will be welcoming an anti-trafficking event next week which organizers are asking the community to attend to inform themselves on the issue. The Montgomery County Coalition Against Human Trafficking will host the event 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, located at 2200 Lake Woodlands. MCCAHT is a coalition made up of government and private organizations that act as a link between survivors of trafficking and the community. The event will feature a panel of six including Assistant …

Montgomery County anti-trafficking coalition sets Woodlands event Read More »

Body camera footage shows dramatic water rescues by Conroe police

Body camera footage shows dramatic water rescues by Conroe police

PHOTOS: Imelda soaks southeast Texas Conroe Police Detective Jason Waller and Conroe resident Lance Massey worked together to rescue a man who mistakenly drove into floodwater at Loop 336 and Frazier Street where his vehicle quickly became submerged with an elderly man still inside. >>>See more for scenes from Tropical Storm Imelda… Conroe Police Chief Jeff Christy took the opportunity last week to recognize several officers and a citizen who risked their own safety to rescue motorists during rising flood water as Tropical Storm Imelda pushed through Montgomery County. During …

Body camera footage shows dramatic water rescues by Conroe police Read More »

Houston man receives 20 years for trying to have sex with 13-year-old girl in Montgomery County

Houston man receives 20 years for trying to have sex with 13-year-old girl in Montgomery County

Am I the only one who questions the conventional approach to punishing this type of terrible criminal? Just think about a return to corporal punishment for the first offense. After being a fugitive for a month, a 36-year-old Houston man on Friday was sentenced in Montgomery County to 20 years in prison for trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl. Joshua Andrew Jones pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor. The sentencing, imposed by district court Judge Phil Grant, is the maximum. Jones will be eligible for parole …

Houston man receives 20 years for trying to have sex with 13-year-old girl in Montgomery County Read More »

Scroll to Top