Daily Monitor

Republicans spank ‘Big Ed’ candidate with no-confidence vote

A school superintendent running as a Republican for the Texas House was slapped with a “no confidence” vote by the local party this week. Granbury...
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Week In Review: Turner questioned, Bell County JP Reprimanded

This week on The Texas Monitor: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is pummelled with questions after his press secretary used city resources for personal business...
HCC Trustee Adriana Tamez

HCC trustee claim: Fellow trustee does not live in her district

HOUSTON — A Houston Community College trustee on Thursday filed a complaint against a fellow trustee, claiming she lives outside of her district and that...
Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman

Study: Texas tops in state Supreme Court election fundraising

A national study on state supreme court elections points to Texas as a leader in campaign fundraising in 2016, when Justices Paul Green, Eva...
Red Traffic Light

Could the case of the North Texas red light runaround soon...

Russell Bowman has spent up to $80,000 battling a $75 fine for allegedly running a red light in Richardson in 2012. His battle doesn’t rely...

Bell County justice of the peace sanctioned, criticized

The judicial officer who made national headlines when she set a $4 billion bond for a defendant has been sanctioned by the state. The public...
Nicole Marie-Faires Andrews and Rachel Gonzalez

Teachers having sex with minors a major problem in Texas

A Bay City teacher was arrested last month after the father of a 13-year-old boy caught his son and the educator having sex in...
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Week in Review: Prosecutors defend themselves, GLO repairs just two Harvey-struck...

This week on The Texas Monitor: Paxton's prosecutors defend themselves against charges that they knowingly fabricated a date for the jury; a Houston ISD...
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Bill seeks to stop charging taxpayers for sexual harassment settlements

Among the tawdriest aspects of the Capitol Hill sexual harassment scandals was the revelation that taxpayer funds were used to pay off victims. Congressional Representatives...