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The parachute is pretty nice for superintendent departing La Joya schools

The La Joya school district, which drew political fire for using $20 million in general funds to build a water park and learning complex,...

Cruz: High on the absent-from-Congress list

It wouldn’t have been a great talking point during his 2018 re-election bid, but U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been one of the...
Red Traffic Light

Attempts to outlaw red-light cameras hit a slowdown

After years of battling local governments, opponents of red light traffic cameras appeared to have the political momentum this spring to shut them off...
University of Texas backdoor admissions

Former UT regent says there’s lots more to find at UT...

The news that 50 people had been arrested in connection with a college admissions scandal did not surprise former University of Texas Regent Wallace...

Why ballot fraud is as big as Texas, despite local enforcers

This article is being co-published with RealClearInvestigations. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Although part of her job description is making sure elections are fair and square,...

Bolivar area fire chief pleads guilty to stealing funds meant for...

Almost six years after firefighters noticed that $70,000 earmarked for rebuilding their firehouse (a victim of Hurricane Ike) had gone missing, former Crystal Beach...

College admissions scandal prompts whistleblower “hotline” reward

A federal college admissions probe that has led to the criminal indictment of more than 50 people nationwide, and sparked a class action lawsuit...
Texas court

Heavyweight lobby group tries again to reduce power of state’s anti-SLAPP...

The politically powerful Texans for Lawsuit Reform is again seeking to tamp down the state’s Texas Citizens Participation Act, better known as the anti-SLAPP...

Counties fight for vehicle repair program with convoluted history

Update: see new information below on deadlines for applying for assistance. The program seems fairly straightforward: A small surcharge on vehicle registrations went to help...