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The Watchdog: Abbott's property tax plan? Wow!
Here at Property Tax Central, The Watchdog reads Gov. Greg Abbott's property tax proposals. I expect them to be as boring and unmemorable as Abbott himself. I've watched him for 16 years, since he became Texas attorney general in 2002. I confidently say that Abbott is smart and successful, but he's not a risk taker. He's rarely the first to say or do anything that puts his own neck on the line. He's almost never surprising. Now I take it back.
The Watchdog: If you think sales tax doesn't apply, make sure to speak up
The Watchdog: Readers share tips on Dawg's Bulletin Board
The Watchdog: A widow's wish must be honored
A slain policeman's widow wants to be buried beside her fallen husband, but the cemetery has not been accommodating.
The Watchdog: Angry at Apple? What to do about slow iPhones
Is your iPhone slow? Mine is. It takes eight seconds for my beloved Google app to open. Eight seconds is a perfect bull ride, but it's an eternity in Smartphone Land. As The Watchdog, I set off on a journey to find out what to do.
The Watchdog: Dear Mom, 2017 was a very bad year for consumers
Dear Mom, I always fret that you, up there in heaven, don't see my work as The Watchdog. So I hope you don't mind if I take a moment to fill you in on how Watchdog Nation fared in 2017.
The Watchdog: Activists' beef with conservative legislators may reshape Texas politics
The Watchdog: Caller ID spoofing too easy
The Watchdog: Stupid and easily avoidable consumer mistakes I made in 2017
I made several consumer buying mistakes in 2017. Some are merely embarrassing; others cost me time and money. But I learned from each.
The Watchdog: Expressing frustration at Direct Express
Direct Express is a debit card where people receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits for the elderly, disabled and veterans can avoid getting paper checks by mail. The U. S.
The Watchdog: At 90, still a vigilant watchdog
The Watchdog: Google finding home pros
The Watchdog: A favorite in-your-face moment and other sources of gratitude from 2017
Yes, The Watchdog is grateful for family and friends this Thanksgiving. But I'm also grateful for honest roofers, identity thieves who get captured and older adults who don't fall for stupid scams. All those make The Watchdog's day easier.