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Police

Police veterans seeking to unearth Texas corruption launch Government Crime Stoppers

A team of law enforcement veterans on Thursday launched Government Crime Stoppers, an organization which offers up to $10,000 in cash rewards for tips...
Chris Oliver

Is he singing like a bird? HCC trustee’s sentencing in bribery...

HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Chris Oliver’s sentencing for his guilty plea in a bribery scheme has been postponed, the second time that...
The Texas Ethics Commission

GOP Chairman: Inquiry into Speaker pledge ‘laughable’

State Republican Party chairman James Dickey on Tuesday mocked an inquiry into a party pledge for House speaker. An anonymous legislator asked the state Ethics...
James Dickey

GOP chairman calls on House candidates to honor the caucus

The chairman of the Republican Party of Texas says state House members need to support their caucus in selecting a successor to retiring Speaker...
Joe Straus, Mike Villarreal

With Straus out, caucus considers Speaker selection rules change

Seeking fresh leadership, Republicans in the Texas House will vote on new rules for selecting a successor to retiring Speaker Joe Straus. A report to...
Post Oak Boulevard

Uptown’s public statements on bus project contradict private admissions

HOUSTON — The president of the Uptown Management District said earlier this month that his special district’s Post Oak bus project was “on budget”...
Joe Straus

In the face of growing controversy, Straus steps down

Confronted by increasing dissension in the Republican ranks, House Speaker Joe Straus announced on Wednesday that he is retiring. It was a stunning turn for...
Dave Wilson (second from right) with fellow trustees and HCC's Chancellor

HCC trustee files second lawsuit against fellow board members

HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against his fellow trustees alleging that the board chairwoman and the...
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Houston’s $500 million improvement bond proposal questioned

HOUSTON — Houston’s mayor wants voters to approve $495 million in improvement bonds in November, including $115 million for new vehicles, $7 million for salaries, $2...