Tag Archive: vote

Sep 04 2015

Nelson Honored, Voting Centers Approved

Making Democracy Work Award

Smith County Elections Administrator Karen Nelson was honored Tuesday with the Making Democracy Work Award from the Smith County League of Women Voters. “We give the award every year to someone who has made a difference in the community,” the local organization’s President Andie Rathbone said. “We decided to give it to Karen for her …

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Aug 07 2015

Voter ID Law Remains in Effect

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement on the ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Texas’ Voter ID law:   “Today’s ruling was a victory on the fundamental question of Texas’ right to protect the integrity of our elections and the state’s common sense Voter ID law …

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Jul 31 2015

Trump and the High Priests of the Press

By Roger Simon Having decided that Donald Trump is unworthy of his popularity, the grandees of journalism are hard-pressed to explain why he is so popular. “It came slightly ahead of schedule,” The Wall Street Journal gleefully wrote last week, “but Donald Trump’s inevitable self-immolation arrived on the weekend when he assailed John McCain’s war …

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Jul 16 2015

“Rock, Paper, Scissors:” Liberty Hall Announces Online Voting

Online voting for bands competing to play at Liberty Hall’s battle of the bands event, “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” begins Monday, July 13. Individuals can vote by visiting Liberty Hall’s Facebook page and “liking” the band videos posted. The top five bands with the most public “likes” will compete on Aug. 1 at Liberty Hall. “Each …

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Jun 29 2015

Accepting Entries

The City of Tyler’s Liberty Hall is accepting entries for the battle of the bands event, “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” to be held at 8 p.m. on Aug. 1. East Texas bands interested in performing can submit three songs to Liberty Hall for consideration. These recordings may feature any genre of music, but one song must …

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Jun 24 2015

The Year of the Internet Voter

Politicians ignore the rising digital coalition at their peril. In the 1996 election it was the soccer mom. In 2004 it was the NASCAR dad. Could 2016 be the year of the Internet voter? The Internet has grown from a fad to an essential tool to a platform that’s catalyzed a growing political constituency. Pollsters …

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Nov 02 2013

Lone Star State: Voting on November 5-Here’s what you need to know

With recent congressional goings-on, we’ve all sat up and paid a little more attention. More folks have been talking about the role of government and the sort of country we want to be. Now that it’s time to take to the polls, it’s important to be prepared for Texas’ new voter ID rules to have …

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Aug 13 2013

The Bully Party:This sure isn’t the representative democracy the Founders were after

If our government were a card game, the American people would surely have realized by now that they’re playing with a marked deck. The Republicans are cheating. In the 2012 elections, Democratic candidates for House seats collectively won about five percent more votes than their Republican opponents did overall. Yet the Republicans hung onto their …

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