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School districts push the boundaries on influencing voters in tax elections

Former Lovejoy school district Superintendent Ted Moore illicitly used over $5,000 in taxpayer money to promote a 2016 property tax increase, including, according to...

Floresville officials sue their colleagues over probable illegal move of election...

The mayor of Floresville and three city council candidates are suing the council and the city secretary for canceling the South Texas town’s Nov....
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VisitDallas hires a new CEO from another high-salary agency

The new head of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau is Craig Davis, who since 2012 has served as CEO for Pittsburgh’s convention bureau...

High-speed rail company wants the best of both worlds: private records...

Texas Central Partners is a private company hoping to build a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. In 2014, the company needed to...

Lieutenant governor not daunted by criticism of his stance on budget...

After editorials in most of the major newspapers in Texas condemned him for diminishing and demoralizing the state’s Legislative Budget Board, Lt. Gov. Dan...

Government agencies increasingly limit public access to officials and information

Texas Education Agency Deputy Commissioner A.J. Crabill says he is hamstrung by an agency policy that prohibits him from talking to the news media.   “I...

Judge blocks enforcement of San Antonio’s paid sick leave law

Bexar County District Judge Peter Sakai on Friday morning issued a temporary injunction blocking the Dec. 1 start of mandatory paid sick leave in...

Seven years in, DPS offers no data on whether millions spent...

When a new Texas House committee met in September to talk about what could be done to prevent mass shootings, Texas Department of Public...

Governments and citizens jostle over margins of new law on public...

Texans who want to talk about public business and public officials who want to limit that conversation continue to push back and forth to...