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Week in Review: Straus out, Uptown down, and Dukes dropped

This week on The Texas Monitor: Speaker Joe Straus steps down, additional funding for an Uptown bus project is shelved, documents show $30M for...
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Uptown’s public statements on bus project contradict private admissions

HOUSTON — The president of the Uptown Management District said earlier this month that his special district’s Post Oak bus project was “on budget”...
Joe Straus

In the face of growing controversy, Straus steps down

Confronted by increasing dissension in the Republican ranks, House Speaker Joe Straus announced on Wednesday that he is retiring. It was a stunning turn for...
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Lakeway mayor fined for posting online with pseudonym

Lakeway Mayor Joe Bain was fined $500 for posting multiple comments on the Internet website Nextdoor.com using the pseudonym "John Smart," according to a...
Dave Wilson (second from right) with fellow trustees and HCC's Chancellor

HCC trustee files second lawsuit against fellow board members

HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against his fellow trustees alleging that the board chairwoman and the...

Criminal charges against Dawnna Dukes dropped

State Rep. Dawnna Dukes escaped more than a dozen criminal charges filed against her when Travis County prosecutors dropped their case against her Monday. Dukes...
Sergio Muñoz

Lawmaker faces $3 million penalty in legal malpractice case

A South Texas lawmaker must pay nearly $3 million for not disclosing a significant conflict of interest in a divorce case in which he...
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Houston’s $500 million improvement bond proposal questioned

HOUSTON — Houston’s mayor wants voters to approve $495 million in improvement bonds in November, including $115 million for new vehicles, $7 million for salaries, $2...
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Week in Review: New PAC challenges Straus leadership and yet another...

This week on The Texas Monitor: the New Leadership PAC threatens to unseat House Speaker Joe Straus; Gov. Greg Abbott raises nearly $1 million...