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Fire Truck at Night

Thousands missing from political fund overseen by fire chief, prosecutors say

A former South Texas fire chief “misappropriated” thousands from the Brownsville Firefighters Association fund -- a political action committee aimed at supporting candidates for...
Carlos Uresti

Uresti criminal fraud trial punted until January 4

State Sen. Carlos Uresti’s criminal fraud trial was supposed to start Monday, but a federal judge has postponed the trial. The new date for...
Greg Abbott and Joe Straus

New PAC aims to topple Straus and his lieutenants in ‘corrupt’...

A new Texas political action committee is turning up the heat on Speaker Joe Straus and calling for a House cleaning from the top...
Sen. Carlos Uresti

Uresti witness list in his criminal fraud trial is lengthy, includes...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, former San Antonio mayors Julián Castro and Henry Cisneros, and a bevy of the San Antonio political glitterati are on...
Phil King

Straus rival: Limit speaker’s term, free up legislation

A lawmaker bidding to unseat Texas House Speaker Joe Straus wants to term-limit the speaker and committee chairmen. Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, proposes a three-term...

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...