Austin’s biomass plant money pit, HISD auditor fired without cause, Dallas owes millions for housing problems and a city councilman driving without a license for 9 years


For almost six years, Austin Energy customers have been paying about $54 million a year for a $128 million power plant they also paid for that isn’t producing energy.

A Houston Independent School District auditor who was ousted two years ago after reporting multi-million-dollar contracting irregularities to authorities was, in fact, innocent of any misconduct that would have justified his termination.

The city of Dallas owes a $4.2 million reimbursement to the federal government for housing money it misspent building homes in the city’s poorer areas.

A Haltom City councilman — and former mayor of the town — called himself “dumb” and “hard headed” after he got caught driving without a license. It turns out he’d been driving without one for nine years.

Also this week: 

Texas O&G industry wants little lizard to survive the fracking revolution

Pressler sexual molestation suit sent back to state court

Nashville transit vote reverberates in Austin, Houston and the nation

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD considers tax hike, cites drop in state funding

Former University of Texas law school facilities director arrested for timesheet tampering

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  1. Chris Marrou, check out your own backyard for that debacle that is CPS Energy and its boondoggle solar and wind projects. Ratepayers deserve to know how their money is being squandered.


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