2014 Archives

December 22, 2014
Executive Director Kelley Shannon speaks to the Dallas Morning News on open records request non-compliance by a charter school.

December 12, 2014
Attorney Joe Larsen on the University of Texas’ request to keep the purchase price of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s archives secret.

December 5, 2014
FOIFT Board Member Paul Watler on the Greater Houston Partnership terminating its contracts with Houston, Harris County and surrounding governments, to avoid public information requests.

October 27, 2014
FOIFT Executive Director Kelley Shannon speaks to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
October 13,2014
Texas Press Association VP and FOIFT advisory board member Donnis Baggett speaks to Amarillo Globe-News on police records.

October 7,2014
FOIFT board members call in question Attorney General Greg Abbott’s open government track record.

October 6, 2014
FOIFT board member and attorney Paul Watler speaks to the Houston Chronicle on the Texas Supreme Court refusal to hear the Greater Houston Partnership case on Texans’ right to records.

September 29, 2014
Texas Press Association VP and FOIFT advisory board member Donnis Baggett speaks to Right to Report on the battle for media access in Texas.

September 23, 2014
Angela Morris of Texas Lawyer writes about Rule 12 of the Rules Judicial Administration and the FOIFT Open Government conference.

September 10, 2014
Attorney Joe Larsen, FOIFT board member, speaks to Texas Lawyer on Perry’s legal representation.

August 13,2014
FOIFT Board Member Joe Larsen speaks to the Texas Tribune on an AG ruling to keep governor’s old travel security records secret.

June 18, 2014
FOIFT Executive Director speaks to the El Paso Times about the University Medical Center’s secretive plan for the El Paso Children’s Hospital.

June 13, 2014
Reporter and FOIFT advisory member Brett Shipp writes that hazardous chemical records are no longer made public.

June 9, 2014
Kelley Shannon, FOIFT Executive Director writes a guest column on open records laws in The Monitor.

June 5, 2014
Attorney and FOIFT board member Paul Watler speaks to the Texas Tribune about empty media seats in the execution viewing room at TDCJ.

May 16, 2014
FOIFT Board Member Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune writes analysis on the University of Texas Wallace Hall saga.

May 6, 2014
FOIFT Board members Paul Watler and Tom Williams allege judge abused court’s discretion in closing hearings.

2014 April 22
FOIFT Light of Day Project Helps Texas State University Students Track Student Fees

2014 April 20
Is a Free Press at Risk Without Functioning freedom of Information Act?

2014 April 9
Houston Chronicle: Houston Open Government Seminar, FOI info galore, April 30

2014 March 24
Big Bend Sentinel reporter subpoenaed; defense attorney cites shield law, First Amendment rights

2014 March 20
Juvenile judge refuses to release murder case transcripts

2014 March 20
Sunshine Week: The Eagle reports on Texas universities and open records

2014 March 19
Judge rules in favor of Dallas Morning News, says agency must answer open records request

2014 February 18
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram editorial: DFW media teams up for right to know

2014 February 17
Questions raised about whether Collin commissioners’ meeting with Cruz violated law

2014 February 14
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram Editorial: Speech must still be free on the internet

2014 January 28
FOIFT Board Member Paul Watler on Why Harold Simmons’ Will Should Not Be Sealed

2014 January 27
Open government: Watchdog group to host El Paso seminar

2014 January 21
Irving council members may have improperly picked finalist in closed meeting

2014 January 10
FOI Foundation to partner in Texas Debates; first debate is Jan. 27

2014 January 5
Fight over UT’s Powers buried university in records requests