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Waco schools in performance trouble, may close

Five Waco schools are in danger of being shut down by the Texas Education Agency because of long-running problems with poor test scores. The...
Philip Kingston

Ethics panel finds Dallas city councilman in violation

Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston’s Facebook ad didn’t get him many ‘likes’ from the city’s Ethics Advisory Commission. Tristan Hallman of the Dallas Morning News...
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...
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Texas Monitor Week in Review — October 15, 2017

This week on The Texas Monitor: the city of Houston is charged with illegally collecting a drainage fee; the salaries of the top brass...
Red Traffic Light

Motorist gets green light to sue red light camera company

A Louisiana driver who received a $75 red light camera ticket in the Dallas-area city of Southlake has gotten the go-ahead this week from...
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...
Cars in Parking Garage

As Harvey loomed, city-owned cars parked underground; $10M loss

HOUSTON — As Hurricane Harvey drew menacingly close, city officials here made the call to store more than 100 city-owned vehicles in an underground...
Recycling

Transparency hearing Tuesday puts city of Houston in spotlight

HOUSTON — Transparency will be on trial Tuesday, as representatives of a company which believes it was elbowed out of the chance to bid...
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...