Hurricane Harvey

Harvey recovery aid should start flowing within the month, Houston officials...

Houston officials are hoping that more than $1 billion in federal Hurricane Harvey recovery assistance will start reaching storm victims next month, despite delays...
Austin ISD

Austin school district looking at major changes to address deficit spending

Redrawing boundaries and consolidating campuses are among the changes being considered by a task force in the deficit-strained Austin Independent School District (AISD), where...
Judge

Lame-duck judge turns loose young defendants, resets his cases for January,...

A Republican Harris County juvenile court judge skipped court on Nov. 8 after losing his re-election bid Tuesday and releasing almost every juvenile defendant...
Houston

Harris County judge slaps CPS with $127,000 penalty in child removal...

Attorneys for parents whose children were removed from their custody — leading to a rare, and possibly the largest-ever, sanction against Texas’s Child Protective...
school spanking in Texas

Texas takes $33 million hit for cutting special education funding

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a $33 million penalty against Texas for the state's decision to spend about that amount less in...
greg abbott

Abbott got more than $200,000 in donations that may conflict with...

Since 2010, it has been illegal under federal securities policy for investment companies to use campaign donations to curry favor with the politicians who...
Austin

Audit referendum fails but questions of city performance remain

What began with a poll suggesting that more than 80 percent of Austinites supported an independent audit of city departments ended in a drubbing...

Stockman begins a new era of government service — serving time

Steve Stockman, who improbably made it to Congress for two single terms 18 years apart, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison...

Janitorial services contractor sentenced to prison for overbilling for work at...

A San Antonio contractor convicted of overbilling the city for janitorial services at the Alamodome has been sentenced to 25 months in federal prison,...