pension

High salaries for investment execs at pension funds may get close...

For taxpayers and state employees, the figures are bound to look out of line: The state’s public pension systems are struggling with billions of...
Dalls paid sick leave

Sick-leave petitioners fall short in Dallas, city secretary says

Petitioners for a paid sick leave ordinance in Dallas are considering their options after a drive that produced 110,000 signatures but came up 871...
Ellis County Courthouse

Spying allegations suit against Ellis County DA tossed

A lawsuit detailing criminal allegations against the Ellis County district attorney, including that he illegally read another public official’s emails without a warrant, has...
Houston Fire Department

Liens waived on firefighters’ settlements, mayor says; HFD not so sure

The fire was massive, engulfing the Southwest Inn in Houston, putting the lives of the 45 guests there at risk. The Houston Fire Department...
Waller County Judge

Waller County Judge slapped with public warning

In endorsing another elected official by holding a joint fundraiser with him, Waller County Judge Carbett "Trey" Duhon III misused the "prestige of his...
video

State contractor fined, prison guards indicted, HCC bribery report released, possible...

A key state contractor has been fined $500,000 by the Securities and Exchange Commission for alleged political contributions to candidates in the governor and...

Major state contractor fined $500K for violating SEC rules

A key state contractor has been fined $500,000 by the Securities and Exchange Commission for alleged political contributions to candidates in the governor and...

Austin citizens group set to turn in signatures to get audit...

The organizer of a drive for an outside city audit in Austin said today he will present a petition with more than 32,000 signatures...
Prison personnel indicted over evidence tampering and inmate violation quotas

Prison personnel indicted over evidence tampering and inmate violation quotas

A prison guard major who resigned and three guards who were fired after corruption was uncovered at the W.F. Ramsey Unit in Rosharon have...