WHAT DO I GET?
A subscription entitles the subscriber full access to the web site. Current features include:
The Daily Buzz: Daily postings of news, gossip and matters of interest to the Texas political community prepared by QR's deeply embedded reporters. It also includes columns and analysis written by editor Harvey Kronberg. Stories are added to the site as they develop through the course of the day.
The News Clips:Every weekday morning, our staff reviews dozens of publications from Texas and around the country looking for stories political professionals and activists need to see. We try to have the clips ready for you by 8 AM on weekdays and 9:30 on Sunday. We provide the news source, the headline and a key sentence to all web site visitors. However, the hot link that actually takes you to the story is only active for subscribers. Some publications may have paywalls requiring subscriptions by our subscriber in order to see the complete story.
We try to vary newspapers if they are all carrying the same major story.
The R&D Department: Originally designed to promote the columns of anonymous Republican and Democratic writers, this part of the page is now the home of a variety of columnists including former Perry speechwriter Eric Bearse, Democratic consultant and researcher and syndicated columnist Jason Stanford, former Comptroller revenue estimator Stuart Greenfield and resident curmudgeon Edd O'Donnell.
The Search Engine: As of this writing (November 2014), there are 23,000 stories covering Texas politics. The Search Engine will retrieve stories from the BUZZ and the R&D Department. We have a separate Search Engine for the News Clips but can not guarantee that the links remain active.
Email Notification: We respect your time. Although we permit everyone, including non-subscribers, to get on our email notification list, the service is intended to respect our paid subscribers' time so that they do not have to constantly hit the site to see if new information has been posted.
We typically send an email notice in the morning with a list of the headlines posted in the News Clips section so you can decide whether to log on. Likewise, in the afternoon, we send an email notice when we are wrapping up the Daily Buzz for the day -- this notice also includes headlines. We try to avoid burying you with email but we will send out notices when serious news is breaking.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Single Online Subscription: $360 a year
Site License: For offices with multiple users, the site licenses may be added for $120.00 each.
A site license entitles that number of people to log on with the same user name and password at the same time.
We provide two options on the sign up sheet. You can choose to use our encrypted server to pay by credit card or you can choose to be invoiced.
Terms for invoices are 30 days. If payment has not been received by the 30th day, your user name and password become inactive.
Whether you pay by credit card or check, we immediately email you a copy of your invoice. We typically follow up with hard copy through the mail within the next two weeks. REMEMBER: Your thirty days begins from the time you first sign on and not when you receive your hard copy invoice.