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Lawmakers duck open-records request on ‘bribery’ question

Nine Texas House members have failed to respond to repeated open-records requests seeking the source of a “legislative bribery” allegation. The state Republican Party last...
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Suspension lifted for HCC’s veterans program for enrolling new students

HOUSTON — Houston Community College announced late Friday that it has resumed enrolling new students into its veterans program. The Texas Veterans Commission suspended...
George P. Bush

Bush faces challengers, criticism from both sides of the aisle

SAN ANTONIO — Will the Alamo be George P. Bush’s Waterloo? Controversy over the Texas Land Commissioner’s plans to “Re-imagine” the state’s most famous...
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Week in Review: Gag Order Ignored, Assault Tip Reward Increased

This week on The Texas Monitor: Paxton's prosecutors are alleged to have violated a gag order they called for; Government Crime Stoppers doubles the...
Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

Rep. Reynolds will still collect lawmaker salary even if conviction upheld

State Rep. Ron Reynolds is waiting on a court decision that will dictate where he spends the next few months — in jail or...
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Government Crime Stoppers doubles down on uncovering sexual harassment

A Crime Stoppers organization that launched last month in hopes of uncovering misdeeds in government announced Thursday it would double its reward for information...
Carlos Uresti

Affair or no affair: Indicted senator calls investor a ‘demonstrated liar’

A key witness in the fraud case against state Sen. Carlos Uresti had sex with the indicted lawmaker and received lewd text messages from...
Farenthold, Uresti, and Miles

Roundup: Multiple Texas lawmakers face allegations of sexual harassment

If recent allegations are any indication, Texas lawmakers are having a hard time keeping their hands and their comments to themselves. The U.S. House Ethics...
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$2 million in Texas Medicaid benefits went to dead people

Almost $2 million in Medicaid benefits were paid out to Texans who were already dead, a federal audit has found, which is the latest...