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Texas Workforce Commission

Workforce commission helps “gig” companies avoid unemployment taxes

The Texas Workforce Commission is being criticized for rules passed Tuesday that were allegedly written by lobbyists for one of the nation’s...
Superintendent

Records show what a school board hid: sexual harassment complaint against...

Superintendent Stetson Roane left the Seguin school district in March 2017 the way many top school administrators do in Texas: with a hefty pay...
video

Uresti handed five-year concurrent sentence for bribery, Georgetown newspaper says mayor...

Former state Sen.Carlos Uresti has had a five-year concurrent sentence for bribery added to the 12 years he got in June for his role...
superintendent payouts

Bills take aim at sweet deals for departing school officials

While Texas lawmakers are trying to find more money for public schools, a couple of legislators have filed bills to slash one particular kind...

Commissioners approve courthouse borrowing bigger than the one voters turned down...

Having failed three years ago to get voter approval for a new family and civil courts building downtown, the Travis County Commissioners Court this...
Texas court

Democrats won big in Texas appellate court races

Democrats now hold majorities in half of the state’s 14 appellate courts after taking over 30 seats last week, mostly in metropolitan areas. The party’s...
Hurricane Harvey

Harvey recovery aid should start flowing within the month, Houston officials...

Houston officials are hoping that more than $1 billion in federal Hurricane Harvey recovery assistance will start reaching storm victims next month, despite delays...
Austin ISD

Austin school district looking at major changes to address deficit spending

Redrawing boundaries and consolidating campuses are among the changes being considered by a task force in the deficit-strained Austin Independent School District (AISD), where...
Judge

Lame-duck judge turns loose young defendants, resets his cases for January,...

A Republican Harris County juvenile court judge skipped court on Nov. 8 after losing his re-election bid Tuesday and releasing almost every juvenile defendant...