Former Richardson mayor slapped with corruption charges

The former mayor of Richardson and her husband are due in court June 20 after their indictment last week on bribery and other corruption-related...
Fort Worth ISD

Ethics policies, records access, continue to dog Fort Worth ISD

Fort Worth ISD taxpayers last fall were smacked with a series of conflicting sentiments regarding a proposed ethics policy for the school board. The...
Houston Rodeo

Allegation: Houston Rodeo pushed back on sharing crime records

The Houston Rodeo, the largest in the world, and one that attracts nearly all of the business and political glitterati of Texas, is avoiding...
school spanking in Texas

Texas has 2nd largest number of school spankings in U.S.

While most public school districts in the U.S. have done away with corporal punishment, Texas ranks second to Mississippi in paddlings, according to a...
Crystal City manager

City manager in Crystal City sentenced to 35 years in prison

A federal judge sentenced James Jonas III, the city manager at the center of a corruption investigation that took down the mayor and all...
UT law school time sheet scandal

Reward offered for info on UT law school scandal

AUSTIN — Former UT Law facilities director, Jason Shoumaker, was recently taken into custody on charges of tampering with his personal timesheets to reflect inaccuracies....
Austin utility customers get hit with legal bill on top of $54 million contract

Austin utility customers get hit with legal bill on top of...

City of Austin taxpayers have spent $189,439 on fees for lawyers to study the possibility of getting out from under a $54 million-a-year contract...
Austin Police Department

Rearming APD could cost taxpayers up to 500k thanks to new...

The next time the Austin Police Department rearms its more than 1,900 sworn officers, taxpayers can expect to pay as much as half a...
Texas charter school system

Unlicensed educators fly under radar, state seeks more scrutiny

Charter school personnel are flying under the radar of investigations of educator malfeasance, a state education investigator said, potentially allowing them to move from...

Straus money impacting House District 54 runoff

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