San Antonio Tricentennial

San Antonio’s 300th birthday plans sink in ethical mire

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio’s 300th birthday party is losing its luster as Tricentennial CEO Edward Benavides abruptly resigned under a cloud of ethical...
Gov. Greg Abbott endorses Susanna Dokupil

PAC backs Abbott’s move against ‘corrupt’ Rep. Sarah Davis

A political action committee targeting “corrupt” Texas House leadership is applauding Gov. Greg Abbott’s move against Republican Rep. Sarah Davis. Abbott endorsed Susanna Dokupil, the...
Live Oak Brewing in Austin

Pint-sized brewers outmatched by lege lobbyists

AUSTIN — Texas craft brewers will need more than a delicious pale ale to keep growing their business. They'll have to start paying politicians, too. That's...
The Alamo at Dusk

Land Office candidate files ethics complaint over Bush’s staff at Alamo

SAN ANTONIO -- When Rick Range announced his bid for Texas land commissioner at the Alamo this month, a member of George P. Bush’s...
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Week in Review: New pressure in the House Speaker race and...

This week on The Texas Monitor: mounting pressure in the House Speaker race from the GOP and the New Leadership PAC; Rep. Phil King...
One Bin Recycling

Subpoenas issued for Houston mayor’s confidante in recycling deal

HOUSTON — A member of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s inner circle was issued a subpoena for her emails Wednesday, as a part of the fight...
John Zerwas, Joe Farias

Rep. Zerwas may be in crosshairs of PAC’s $100,000 ‘Dirty Dozen’...

A “Dirty Dozen” Texas House Republicans are being targeted by campaign bounties of $100,000 or more in the 2018 elections. Among the yet-to-be-identified lawmakers reportedly...
The Old Courthouse in Denton, TX

Denton voters demanded ethics reform at the ballot box

Denton’s city leaders will have to recuse themselves from participating in any discussion in any matter that comes before city council if they have...
James Dickey

GOP chairman calls on House candidates to honor the caucus

The chairman of the Republican Party of Texas says state House members need to support their caucus in selecting a successor to retiring Speaker...