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Chancellor Cesar Maldonado

Trustee unveils HCC’s $100,000 salaries; files open meetings suit

HOUSTON — At a time when one of the largest community colleges has been beset by a bribery scandal, the loss of its nursing...
Cars in Parking Garage

As Harvey loomed, city-owned cars parked underground; $10M loss

HOUSTON — As Hurricane Harvey drew menacingly close, city officials here made the call to store more than 100 city-owned vehicles in an underground...
Recycling

Transparency hearing Tuesday puts city of Houston in spotlight

HOUSTON — Transparency will be on trial Tuesday, as representatives of a company which believes it was elbowed out of the chance to bid...
Harvey Flooding

MUD for years failed to mention flood risk to homeowners

Homes were flooded in the midst of Hurricane Harvey because they were in the flood pool behind Barker Reservoir -- a reservoir that overflowed...
Week In Review - October 8, 2017video

Texas Monitor Week in Review – October 8, 2017

This week on The Texas Monitor: the political director for George P. Bush offers an Alamo board position for $250,000; Houston’s Post Oak Boulevard...
Google Fiber San Antonio Ethics

Amid ethical criticism, Google drops San Antonio fiber

SAN ANTONIO — Ethical challenges at City Hall and outdated technology conspired to short-circuit a much-ballyhooed Google Fiber venture in San Antonio. The company announced Wednesday...
Post Oak Boulevard

Houston’s Post Oak Boulevard bus project $31 million over budget

HOUSTON — A project putting dedicated bus lanes down the middle of Post Oak Boulevard — one of the wealthiest stretches of roads in Houston...
Ken Paxton

Paxton trial postponed to March, or even later

HOUSTON — Once again, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s trial has been punted. It seems unlikely that Paxton will be in front of a jury...
Ken Paxton

Prosecutors seek another delay in Paxton trial

HOUSTON — The trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton may be delayed yet again, thanks to the prosecution. Both sides are expected in court in Harris...