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Lengthy scandals continue to bring change to Edinburg city hall and...

A new city council majority in Edinburg has begun a wholesale house-cleaning that centers on a still-sitting mayor who faces charges of rigging his...

VisitDallas still dealing with financial questions

Although the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau got new life from the city council on Wednesday, its problems are far from over: The agency...
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Floresville mayor may have to go to court to fight election...

The mayor of Floresville is considering legal action after the city council canceled the municipal election set for Nov. 5 and rescheduled it for...

Austin to buy a Rodeway Inn to house the homeless

The Austin City Council has abandoned an unpopular plan to create a permanent homeless center on Ben White Boulevard and, instead, is poised to...

VisitDallas tax return reveals lots of six-figure salaries

Updated Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. In an email, VisitDallas spokeswoman Stephanie Faulk provided responses to several points in this story. See updates at bottom...

Visiting judge to preside over student abuse cases in Hallettsville

Lavaca County Judge Tramer Woytek agreed Thursday to appoint a visiting judge to preside over the criminal trials of three local school officials accused...

TEA moves to to ensure that application process keeps criminals off...

Questions about their criminal history will now be part of the application process for people seeking to help oversee troubled Texas school districts –...
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Houston judge indicted on charges of taking campaign money for personal...

Houston District Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas has been indicted for using campaign funds to pay for her mortgage, private school for her children and for...

Keeping the “public” in public business gets complicated

The Amarillo City Council once tried to ban clapping at its meetings, then decided to start meeting at 7 a.m., a move some local critics claimed was done to reduce public input. Finally, last year, the council moved all public comments to a work session an hour before the regular meeting.