Dallas ISD Needs More Money, and Here’s Who You Should Be Mad At

By Bethany Erickson / April 13, 2018 / 4 Comments
Property Tax

Yesterday morning, the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees met for several hours to review next year’s proposed budget. It ain’t good. And yes, being able to maintain the great strides the district is making is going to cost money that may only be available through a tax ratification election — meaning superintendent Michael Hinojosa is […]

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Dallas ISD Trustees to Take Up Vote on Property Tax Increase Saturday

By Bethany Erickson / August 3, 2017 / 10 Comments

Before we start, let me say that as a homeowner, I’m about as excited about a potential property tax hike as I am a yearly Pap smear. But I also know that, like a Pap smear, sometimes things you dislike you do anyway because they’re good for you.  It’s uncomfortable, you have to worry for […]

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Dallas Public Schools: Now, About That 13 cents

By Bethany Erickson / August 3, 2016 / 17 Comments
new principal

Hooboy. I’ve gotten some heated emails about the Dallas Independent School District’s announcement that it would be asking voters for a 13-cent increase in property taxes come November. And I get it. But I also think that many of the folks that emailed me, or that I’ve seen railing against it on social media, have […]

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