News and Editorials

Insufficient Public Notice raises stink about pig farm- At the heart of a brewing stink over a proposed Arkansas pig farm are the public notices, which were legally sufficient but which critics say did not result in properly informing the public about the plan. State law required the notice only to be carried on the agency’s website, which it was. It was never published in the local newspaper.

More offline adults say the Internet is too hard to use. Fifteen percent of Americans don’t use the Internet at all, with the reasons being relevance, price, usability and availability, according to the Pew Research Center.

In Rural Texas, Living Without Home Internet: Article in the Texas Tribune explores the digital divide, noting that 31% of Texas adults don’t have high-speed internet at home and discusses lack of availability in rural areas.

Recent Articles on the Question of Public Notice in Newspapers 

Transparency is cool; HB 335 is not, Corpus Christi Caller Times

Public notices belong in print, San Antonio Express-News

Newspapers help ensure access to public notices, The Denton Record-Chronicle

Newspapers keep public informed, The McGregor Mirror & Crawford Sun

Newspapers — still the best way to post legal notices, The Vindicator, Liberty County 

Printed notices need to stay printed, Pleasanton Express

 Texas View: Getting laws noticed. Encourage your representative to vote no to public notice posting law (Odessa American)

 Bill would end practice of requiring government notices in newspapers, Dallas Morning News