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Joe Straus

Straus censured in home county over ‘abuse,’ ‘obstruction’

Republican leaders in Joe Straus’ home county voted to censure the retiring Texas House speaker, saying he “abused the power of his office and...
HCC Veterans Awards Dinner

Houston Community College veterans program suspended for incoming students

HOUSTON — The state Veterans Commission last week suspended Houston Community College’s eligibility to certify new veteran students enrolling in the college system for the...
Dolcefino Press Conference

Recycling firm: Delay Houston council vote until bid rigging allegations resolved

HOUSTON — In the wake of the recycling firm EcoHub winning an open records court battle against City Hall, the firm’s CEO called on...

Recycling company clinches court win in open records case against Houston

HOUSTON — A company that has long claimed it was prevented from bidding on the chance to run the city’s recycling program won an open...
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...
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...