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Independent prosecutor will investigate Lubbock’s public-records process

An outside prosecutor will look into an alleged pattern of withholding of public records by Texas Tech University, at the behest of the Texas...

Former Temple police officer indicted for manslaughter following traffic stop 

A former police officer in Temple has been indicted for manslaughter in a 2019 case in which he shot an unarmed man who had...

UTA president steps down after report reveals questionable vendor relationship

University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari stepped down from his post Thursday after an investigation revealed questionable dealings with a vendor, The...

DA declines to file charges against former Hays County assistant constable

The Caldwell County district attorney has declined to prosecute charges against an assistant constable for stealing public records. Instead, the constable who brought the...

Bellmead council members planned to meet, defy mayor

Four members of the Bellmead City Council said they planned to meet Tuesday evening despite an order from the mayor that all public meetings...

Abbott lifts some open-meetings requirements due to disaster declarations

Using disaster declaration authority, Gov. Greg Abbott said this week that local governments will be allowed to conduct official business remotely, without the usual...

Judicial conduct commission wants JP same-sex weddings case moved to Austin

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct is asking that a lawsuit filed by McLennan County Justice of the Peace Dianne Hensley be transferred from...

Another former East Hidalgo correctional officer jailed on bribery charges

Amber Estrada, a former employee of the East Hidalgo Detention Center in La Villa, is in custody after being charged with bribery, the Department...