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Austin

Audit referendum fails but questions of city performance remain

What began with a poll suggesting that more than 80 percent of Austinites supported an independent audit of city departments ended in a drubbing...

Stockman begins a new era of government service — serving time

Steve Stockman, who improbably made it to Congress for two single terms 18 years apart, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison...
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Former Austin budget director thinks audit is needed, sentence handed down...

A study of all of the work done by Austin’s Office of the City Auditor over the last four years found no audit of...

DFW Airport board chairman says Fort Worth’s river project needs to...

As the Tarrant Regional Water District board voted to proceed with a reevaluation of the $1.16 billion Trinity River development project, the chairman of...

Bonnen joins House speaker race, surprising no one

The election for speaker of the Texas House is more than two months away, but Dennis Bonnen has established himself as the favorite among...
Crystal City

Final sentences handed down in Crystal City fraud and bribery cases

The last three elected officials involved in a fraud and bribery scheme that drained more than $3 million from the general fund and gutted...
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Former Austin budget director says citywide audit is needed

A study of all of the work done by Austin’s Office of the City Auditor over the last four years found no audit of...
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Fort Worth reevaluates Trinity River project, Troxclair unhappy with Austin water...

After failing to comply with federal standards for funding, the City of Fort Worth will reevaluate its participation in the $1.16 billion Trinity River...

Painful penalties haven’t kept school districts from making big payouts to...

Four Texas school districts last year lost nearly $400,000 in state funding as a penalty for their generosity to departing superintendents, according to records...