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Week in Review: Alamo secrecy and Houston recycling ‘bid-rigging’

This week on The Texas Monitor: the Senate Finance Committee challenges Bush to explain the relationships and responsibilities of three nonprofit “partners” involved in...
Robert E. Lee Elementary School

Charge: Confederate school renaming discussed in secret, violating law

The Denton Independent School District school board is accused of violating the state’s Open Meetings Act after it emerged from an executive session, which...
Texas State Capitol: North side by night

As deadline approaches, Republican Caucus pledge short on signatures

Fewer than half the Republicans running for House seats in 2018 have signed a party pledge form that would commit them to supporting the...
Denise Cantu

Sexy texts surface in senator’s corruption case

SAN ANTONIO — Lawyers for indicted state Sen. Carlos Uresti say sexy texts between one of his co-defendants and Denise Cantu of Harlingen undermine...
Paul Pressler

Lawsuit alleges decades-long molestation by former Texas lawmaker

Former Texas state judge and lawmaker Paul Pressler has been hit with a lawsuit that alleges he molested a man over the course of...
Sen. Jane Nelson and Sen. John Whitmire

Bush questioned over ‘convoluted’ Alamo oversight

Questioning “confusing” and “convoluted” oversight of the Alamo, state lawmakers on Tuesday called on Land Commissioner George P. Bush to bring more transparency to...
Anadarko Tower in The Woodlands, TX

Before Hurricane Harvey, developers “gerrymandered” flood maps

Developers in the Woodlands worked around federal flood risk mapping to create “gerrymandered maps of risk,” allowing them to build homes on floodplains. The New...
Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan

Round Rock mayor faces conflict of interest questions

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan has faced some heat after local television station KXAN aired a recent report pointing out that his law firm...
George P. Bush (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Secrecy, transparency problems beset Bush, Alamo ‘partners’

SAN ANTONIO — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s $450 million plan to “Re-imagine the Alamo” involves a marriage of public funds through his General...

Kilgore ISD may refund millions

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