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Texas slips lower in annual report monitoring state finances

A national watchdog group says that the State of Texas’ finances are continuing to deteriorate, as shown by recent statistics on relative debt burden...

Bexar County constable drama continues with firing, demotion

Turmoil continued last week in Bexar County Precinct 2, even after controversial constable Michelle Barrientes Vela resigned under pressure, KSAT reported.  Barrientes Vela fired her...

How corruption affects the cost of water in Weslaco

Water was already expensive in Weslaco in 2013 – and then the rates nearly doubled. The water bills rose because the South Texas town was...

Robberies, beatings in Mart juvenile correctional facility lead to 18 indictments

Violent beatings and robberies by young offenders of other young inmates in the McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility led to 18 indictments on...

Texas Tribune sues to discover how $5.3 million in Abbott inaugural...

The Texas Tribune is suing to discover what happened to $5.3 million raised through ticket sales and donations to pay for the inauguration of...
Hurrican Harvey

Victoria County says it will ‘protect the taxpayers’ in Harvey restoration...

Victoria County commissioners said on Monday they will “protect the taxpayers” by ensuring that post-Hurricane Harvey restoration work that the county has paid for...

TEA failed to find federal conviction of man appointed to help...

The Texas Education Agency could have found Eddie Ellis Jr.’s past crimes with three minutes’ work on a federal public records site. But nobody looked,...
Waller County Judge

Complaint against visiting judge may lead to wider review

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis is calling for a review of how visiting judges are selected, following a letter from the county’s chief public...

Former Hidalgo County sheriff commander may be headed back to prison

Former Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Commander Jose Padilla may be headed back to prison after violating the conditions of his supervised release, the Progress...