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Independent prosecutor will investigate Lubbock’s public-records process

An outside prosecutor will look into an alleged pattern of withholding of public records by Texas Tech University, at the behest of the Texas...

Abbott lifts some open-meetings requirements due to disaster declarations

Using disaster declaration authority, Gov. Greg Abbott said this week that local governments will be allowed to conduct official business remotely, without the usual...

Auditor’s departure leaves probe of construction costs in limbo

The internal auditor’s office at the Dallas school district was prepared to launch a deeper dive into alleged overbilling on construction projects before its...
austin makes a deal for major league soccer

Far-reaching land code case in the hands of Austin judge

Residents and city officials are hoping for a verdict this week from a Travis County judge in a lawsuit to determine the rights of...
Texas campaign money

Financial watchdog finds big debt in Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth

Dallas, Houston, and Fort Worth fared poorly in a watchdog group’s annual report examining the financial state of the country’s 75 most populous cities. The...

Charter school company spends big on luxury travel

Last October, the CEO and president of the largest charter school company in Texas took a trip to Houston. They didn’t travel the way...

TSU internal audit showed money missing and a possible payoff in...

The former assistant dean of admissions at Texas Southern University allegedly accepted $14,000 to admit a student to the historically black college’s law school,...

Dallas school board is giving away some of its authority, in...

Top administrators, supported by a majority of the school board, are changing the Dallas school district’s contracting processes in advance of a multibillion-dollar bond...