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pickle laws in Texas

Texas couple sues Health Services over ‘pickle’ definition

A couple who retired to a little farm northwest of College Station is suing the Texas Department of State Health Services to broaden the...
Fort Bend County courthouse

Supreme Court denial threatens Texas public records access

The Texas Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a lower court decision permitting a delayed response to a public records request — potentially...
Fort Worth bond rating

Fort Worth takes another bond rating hit due to pension liabilities

A hit in Fort Worth’s bond rating, largely due to rising pension liabilities, means taxpayers could take it on the chin on future loans. S&P...
Houston drainage fee

Claim: transparency, funding questions plague Houston drainage fee

The money collected from a citizen-funded drainage fee meant to protect Houston against flooding is being diverted to salaries and other projects, according to...
High School newspaper

Alleged censorship of high school paper fuels hope for legislative action

This year’s alleged censoring of the school newspaper at Prosper High School in North Texas was the latest in a series of episodes that...
Week in Reviewvideo

Dallas staffer subject of scathing audit still collecting paycheck, HCC trustee...

The city of Dallas employee who allegedly steered nearly $1 million in HUD money to a Fort Worth pastor continues to draw his paid...
The Doobie Brothers

Doobie Brothers and Jeff Foxworthy cost Midland taxpayers more than $100k

Midland County Commissioners have now twice used a “promotions account” to bring name entertainment to West Texas. Taxpayers are out $112,000. Despite local editorial opposition,...
Austin ISD

Austin ISD: student, teacher numbers decreasing while admin salaries rise

Enrollment in the Austin Independent School District has been on a six-year slide with no end in sight. Consequently, the number of teachers has...
Texas campaign money

Report finds more questionable lawmaker spending

A Dallas television station found that about 40 former Texas lawmakers had some $9 million in leftover donations among them in their campaign accounts,...