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Houston legislator will try to outlaw future tax-funded water parks

State Sen. Paul Bettencourt intends to file a bill that would prevent a public school district from using general fund money for a project...
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Bills take aim at sweet deals for departing school officials, South...

Regardless of what policy the Round Rock school board has set, board members have the right to talk to news media, a school district...
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Texas’ big cities get poor marks for fiscal health

Three of Texas’ largest cities are also among its poorest fiscal performers, due in large part to unfunded retiree benefits, according to a national...

South Texas school district may be in hot water over its...

Having drawn the ire of Gov. Greg Abbott for spending $20 million on a sports and learning complex featuring a water park, the La...
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School district attorney assures Round Rock trustees they have the right...

Regardless of what policy the Round Rock school board has set, board members have the right to talk to news media, a school district...
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Richardson schools voting rights settlement drops secret meetings claim, school security...

Trustees in the Richardson school district last week settled a federal voting rights lawsuit that will fundamentally change how the Dallas-area district elects its...
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School security spending is helping pass bond issues in Texas

During a public hearing by the state Legislative Budget Board at the opening of the Texas Legislature earlier this month, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick...
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Richardson schools voting rights settlement drops a secret-meetings claim — for...

Trustees in the Richardson school district last week settled a federal voting rights lawsuit that will fundamentally change how the Dallas-area district elects its...
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VisitDallas CEO borrowed $225,000 from the nonprofit, Forest HIll Mayor, council...

A lot of folks might wonder why a guy who gets an almost $28,000 paycheck every two weeks would need a $35,000 loan. But...