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Texas slips lower in annual report monitoring state finances

A national watchdog group says that the State of Texas’ finances are continuing to deteriorate, as shown by recent statistics on relative debt burden...

How corruption affects the cost of water in Weslaco

Water was already expensive in Weslaco in 2013 – and then the rates nearly doubled. The water bills rose because the South Texas town was...

TEA failed to find federal conviction of man appointed to help...

The Texas Education Agency could have found Eddie Ellis Jr.’s past crimes with three minutes’ work on a federal public records site. But nobody looked,...
Harris County judge

Complaints against Texas judges are piling up – and so are...

For over a decade, the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct has refused to cooperate with the state in a routine process for assessing the...

Questions about the ME’s office are delaying criminal cases in Lubbock

The scandal at the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s office, which was raided by the FBI last week after lawsuits and complaints alleging everything from...

Two South Texas counties allege mishandling of Hurricane Harvey claims

Officials in Refugio and Victoria counties are displeased with how the Texas Association of Counties has handled insurance claims in the aftermath of Hurricane...

New questions produce new mysteries about VisitDallas

The former chief financial officer for Dallas’ convention and visitors bureau was fired with no severance in May, yet Matthew Jones’ dismissal was at...

Controversial constable might have to leave the post she’s proud of

As federal and state investigators were going through her San Antonio home and office Monday, Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela told reporters she intends to...

Embattled San Antonio constable now under federal scrutiny

Bexar County Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela, who has tangled with top county officials, been sued by her former deputies and been accused of shaking...