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Embattled San Antonio constable now under federal scrutiny

Bexar County Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela, who has tangled with top county officials, been sued by her former deputies and been accused of shaking...

Another kind of water politics bubbles up in Austin

A network of 10 new public drinking fountains proposed by Austin City Council member Kathie Tovo could cost more than $800,000 and require hiring...

New Texas law on Title IX reporting leaves college journalists and...

A state law that took effect Sept. 1, trailed by another taking effect Jan. 1, aims to strengthen the requirements for reporting alleged sexual...

VisitDallas: Suite passes don’t have to be reported

Dallas’ beleaguered convention and visitors bureau now says that the passes to its American Airlines Center suite that the agency has given to two...

Audit turns up much broader fraud pattern by UT law school...

An audit by the University of Texas at Austin found that a facilities director for the law school, indicted for felony fraud, cost the...

Charter school transparency rules: clear as mud but changing

If you ask charter school leaders, they are treated exactly the same as public schools when it comes to legal requirements for public records...

VisitDallas gifts draw ethics complaint against Dallas council member

A Dallas activist has filed an ethics complaint against Dallas City Council member Casey Thomas over Thomas’ failure to disclose tickets to several events...

Lubbock commissioners refuse to attend meeting, to prevent tax rate vote

Two Lubbock County commissioners are refusing to attend meetings in order to prevent the commission from passing a property tax rate they say will...

Charter schools fly below the radar on spending and transparency rules

It’s a treat to fly at the front of the plane, where seats are bigger and fares are roughly double the cost of a...