Austin

Sunset Commission says windstorm agency is broken — and financially broke

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association is “broke, in debt and facing a shrinking revenue pool,” according to a review of the beleaguered agency by...
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...
Dennis Bonnen

Bonnen becomes the heir apparent for Texas House speaker post

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, barring something unforeseen, will be the next speaker of the Texas House, Rice University political science professor Mark Jones said...
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...
video

Audit referendum fails, Reynolds wins election from jail cell

Unopposed and ensconced in a Montgomery County Jail cell, state Rep. Ron Reynolds still managed to haul in 47,305 votes Tuesday, for his election...
Ron Reynolds

East Texas legislator may be in jail but he’s also in...

Unopposed and ensconced in a Montgomery County Jail cell, state Rep. Ron Reynolds still managed to haul in 47,305 votes Tuesday, for his election...
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...

Coburn ousted in Groves recall vote

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