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It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.” –George W. Bush City Manager Wes Pierson presented his proposed budget to council members last week. Budget review…

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A Facts Matter Editorial

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The morning after: Photo of empty champagne bottles and glasses by Ben Sutherland

The Dallas Morning News Headline: After contentious race Addison city council incumbents narrowly lose out to challengers The key word here is “narrowly.” So let’s not assume that the whole…

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Time to Move Forward

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View of Kaboom Town 2009 fireworks by David Veksler

There is little doubt that this has been the most contentious Council election in recent years. Facts have been undermined and replaced with distortions, personal attacks and false accusations; all…

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The Bottom Line

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Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket by artist Kaws

Here we are in the final week before Addison residents will learn whether the progress that’s been made to right the wrongs of financial controls and continue to expand our…

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Time to Take a Deeper Look

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Doll with paper tube binoculars via Facts Matter Addison

Sometimes things come to a point where it’s time to seriously question motives.  It appears that time has come. This past Monday evening Addison residents gathered at the Conference Center…

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Abraham Lincoln’s Words Have Never Been More Relevant

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Portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Drew Cloud

Years ago Abraham Lincoln said,  “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all…

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Property Tax Facts

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The mad scramble to file taxes

Taxes are a delicate subject. Taxes are also a complicated subject. Thus, when facts are misunderstood, omitted, or misconstrued it is easy to place false blame.

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The Truth About Employee Compensation

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It is unclear what the underlying motivation would be for anyone to purposely misconstrue facts about something as important as employee compensation, yet that is exactly what is happening via…

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Lack of Funds or Misapplication of Funds?

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Piggy bank on crutches by Ken Teegardin

Lack of funds has been said to be the reason for not having enough staff in the past yet a search of the Town’s public records shows that over a…

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What About the Water Tower Wind Turbines?

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Addison Texas wind turbines by Rachel Knickmeyer

Many have asked what the status is of the non-functioning wind turbines. The previous City Manager recommended the turbines simply be taken down and discarded. Rather than allow those critical…

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