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Converse councilwoman to keep her seat until January trial

Kate Silvas will keep her seat on the Converse City Council until at least Jan. 13 when a judge will hear her case.

The math on public school payrolls isn’t as simple as 1,2,3

In Texas, as in many other states, when the talk is of teacher pay, it’s often about how little they make, how many of them must work a second job to pay the bills. Which is why, apparently, Texas sets a minimum pay figure for teachers.

Converse councilwoman labels attempt to remove her a political witch hunt

Converse City Councilwoman Kate Silvas told The Texas Monitor on Sunday that the attempt to boot her from that panel was a “witch hunt” instigated by Mayor Al Suarez as a political ploy to put a damper on her campaign to replace him. 

San Antonio’s climate plan: partly cloudy on details

San Antonio earlier this month joined Austin and two dozen other major American cities in adopting a climate action plan aimed at operating city...

Hot water gets deeper for former Bexar County constable

Michelle Barrientes Vela, a former Bexar County constable, and three of her deputies are being investigated for the felonies of evidence tampering, perjury, and...

TEA says it didn’t ask about criminal record in making appointment

The Texas Education Agency says it was not aware, nor did it require disclosure, of the federal criminal record of a man the agency...

No criminal charges coming against Bonnen

Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne said today she did not have enough evidence to prosecute Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen for offers he...

Bonnen drops out; won’t run for re-election to the House

One week after the release of a secret recording that turned the Texas House against him, Speaker Dennis Bonnen said Tuesday he will not...

Weekend was no fun for Bonnen

House Republicans condemned House Speaker Dennis Bonnen for his part in a private meeting where it was alleged Bonnen offered favors in exchange for...