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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...
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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...
Harvey Flooding

MUD for years failed to mention flood risk to homeowners

Homes were flooded in the midst of Hurricane Harvey because they were in the flood pool behind Barker Reservoir -- a reservoir that overflowed...
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Texas Monitor Week in Review – October 8, 2017

This week on The Texas Monitor: the political director for George P. Bush offers an Alamo board position for $250,000; Houston’s Post Oak Boulevard...