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Carolyn Evans-Shabazz

Claim: HCC trustee manipulated ‘severely impaired’ addict, acquired her home

HOUSTON — A Houston Community College trustee took advantage of a drug-addicted woman whose “physical and mental facilities were severely impaired” and convinced the...
Chancellor Cesar Maldonado

Trustee unveils HCC’s $100,000 salaries; files open meetings suit

HOUSTON — At a time when one of the largest community colleges has been beset by a bribery scandal, the loss of its nursing...
Home affected by Hurricane Harvey

Charge: Houston drainage fee collected illegally; $840M owed back to taxpayers

In Hurricane Harvey’s wake, Houston residents get a monthly reminder that flood control is just a few dollars away. Elizabeth Perez has paid roughly...
George P. Bush

Bush Political Director offers Alamo board position, for a price

SAN ANTONIO — As plans ramp up for a controversial "Reimagined" Alamo, the fund-raising machinery is controlled by 10 boardroom insiders who are expected to bring...
Google Fiber San Antonio Ethics

Amid ethical criticism, Google drops San Antonio fiber

SAN ANTONIO — Ethical challenges at City Hall and outdated technology conspired to short-circuit a much-ballyhooed Google Fiber venture in San Antonio. The company announced Wednesday...
Post Oak Boulevard

Houston’s Post Oak Boulevard bus project $31 million over budget

HOUSTON — A project putting dedicated bus lanes down the middle of Post Oak Boulevard — one of the wealthiest stretches of roads in Houston...
Ken Paxton

Paxton trial postponed to March, or even later

HOUSTON — Once again, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s trial has been punted. It seems unlikely that Paxton will be in front of a jury...
Texas National Guard Soldiers rescue Texans in Flooded Areas

Hurricane Harvey highlights how Feds bungled flooding protections

HOUSTON — For decades, Houston’s Brays Bayou has presented a vexing flood threat that sucks up money and spits out water. It’s a fairly simple challenge...
Nelson, Nichols, Estes, Rodriguez, Whitmire, Oliveira, Straus, Zerwas, Flynn, and Cook

Announcing the ‘Living Large Index’ for the Texas Legislature

Readers who have followed The Texas Monitor’s series “Lifestyles of State Lawmakers” know that political contributions fuel more than just yard signs and mailers...