Taylor city official, already facing discrimination suit, is charged with felony...

The public works superintendent for the City of Taylor, accused in a lawsuit of racial discrimination, has resigned in advance of a felony charge...
Austin City Council bond

What’s fueling the folks seeking direct votes in Austin

For Arthur Turner, it began with a ridiculously high water bill. For Hoover Alexander, it was the imposition of paid sick leave on his...
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Small budgets and big superintendent payouts, Austin audit updates, sunset commission...

While Texas school districts struggle with what they contend is chronic underfunding from the state, many are still negotiating contracts that give cushy severance...

Austin spends big to keep its public toilet clean

The Austin City Council at its regular meeting Thursday unanimously approved a $775,000 contract for a company to clean the city’s only portable municipal...

Sunset commission gives a low appraisal to Texas’ real estate board

Texas’ governing body for real estate agents has focused more on saving money for a new building than on serving consumers and licensees, according...

To audit or not — still the topic for hot debate...

Public trust in Austin’s elected officials and staff could be restored with an independent efficiency audit of all city departments, Fred Lewis said during...
Texas Capitol

Reward posted for information on sexual assault at the capitol

Government Crime Stoppers, a statewide group dedicated to exposing political corruption, has posted a reward for tips leading to convictions of legislators and staff...

Lean budgets not hurting school superintendents’ prospects for ample severance payouts

While Texas school districts struggle with what they contend is chronic underfunding from the state, many are still negotiating contracts that give cushy severance...
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Auto dealers fighting to keep power on DMV board, Texas mired...

Auto dealers stand to lose some political heft in Texas next spring if lawmakers accept recommendations to reduce the industry’s presence on the board...