Daily Monitor

Houston

Harris County judge slaps CPS with $127,000 penalty in child removal...

Attorneys for parents whose children were removed from their custody — leading to a rare, and possibly the largest-ever, sanction against Texas’s Child Protective...
Ron Reynolds

East Texas legislator may be in jail but he’s also in...

Unopposed and ensconced in a Montgomery County Jail cell, state Rep. Ron Reynolds still managed to haul in 47,305 votes Tuesday, for his election...
school spanking in Texas

Texas takes $33 million hit for cutting special education funding

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a $33 million penalty against Texas for the state's decision to spend about that amount less in...

Janitorial services contractor sentenced to prison for overbilling for work at...

A San Antonio contractor convicted of overbilling the city for janitorial services at the Alamodome has been sentenced to 25 months in federal prison,...
Hewitt

Waco area town pays city manager $88,000 to resign and police...

Hewitt Police Chief James Devlin is now acting city manager of that Waco-area town, after the city council approved a deal to pay the...
corpus christi

Indicted candidate in Corpus Christi says he will turn himself in...

Corpus Christi District 3 city council candidate Eric Tunchez, indicted in an alleged prostitution scheme, had not yet turned himself in by Nov. 6...
Houston ISD

Houston ISD enrollment still dropping, making budget cuts likely

Houston Independent School District's enrollment has declined for the second straight year, which likely will cause another round of budget cuts, according to the...
Tarrant County deputies

Tarrant County judge sues colleague over alleged intimidation tactics

A Tarrant County judge is suing a second local judge, alleging that she used her position to intimidate the first judge and damage her...
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Austin Water Treatment System under review after boil notice

The city manager of Austin has outlined the steps the city will take to improve its water treatment system. Recent flooding of the Colorado...