college

Small private colleges are shrinking and struggling

Three prominent small, private universities in West Texas have announced cutbacks in people and programs in the past year, symptoms of a once exclusive...
charter schools

Charter schools allowed to skip disclosure on major contracts

Open enrollment charter schools, which last year received up to $2.5 billion in taxpayer funds in Texas, are immune from a law that all...
video

Texas AG: Bill would end vehicle inspections and driver responsibility, ISDs...

State Sen. Bob Hall has filed a bill to do away with two programs that peeve millions of Texans: vehicle safety inspections and driver...
Texas debt

Texas ranks low in financial transparency, watchdog group says

Texas received mediocre scores for financial transparency from a government watchdog group due to factors like what information is being released to the public,...
Texas Department of Public Safety

Bill would end vehicle inspections and program to pressure drivers on...

State Sen. Bob Hall has filed a bill to do away with two programs that peeve millions of Texans: vehicle safety inspections and driver...
Susan Combs

Hard to tell what advocacy group is doing with millions in...

Former state Comptroller Susan Combs found herself out of office in 2015, sitting on $5.6 million in campaign finance funds.  She left the door...

Texas AG says school districts can’t pressure their vendors not to...

Texas school districts can’t legally refuse to do business with vendors just because those companies also work with charter schools or other organizations that...
Texas Capital

Don’t understand the legislative process? Consider the pecan weevil

Among the more than 600 bills already filed and ready for consideration when the Texas Legislature convenes on Jan. 8, House Bill 32 could...
video

Bonnen likely to be next House Speaker, Sunset Commission says windstorm...

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, barring something unforeseen, will be the next speaker of the Texas House, Rice University political science professor Mark Jones said...

DPS auditing Austin police sexual assault clearance rates

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