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Supreme Court lets stand Austin City Council language on two ballot...

The Texas Supreme Court will not order the Austin City Council to change the language it approved for two November ballot issues, regarding a...
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Founder of The Texas Monitor passes away, Austin resists citizen’s referenda,...

Trent Seibert, the founder and editor of The Texas Monitor and my friend for 10 years, died this week at his home in Houston,...
Travis County Tax office

Fraud flourished in Travis County’s tax office due to lax supervisors,...

A grand jury has blamed lax supervisors for allowing a “really big, organized” vehicle title fraud ring to flourish within the Travis County Tax...

Travis Clardy: Too moderate to be House speaker or just moderate...

Some of the qualities that appear to disqualify him might actually be assets for state Rep. Travis Clardy, who is running for speaker of...
Prosper High School ISD

Administrator who helped cover up sexual misconduct is still working for...

The Texas Education Agency suspended the administrator’s license of Rachell Grant in June for her role in covering up allegations of sexual malfeasance at...
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Resisting citizen referenda is part of a long tradition in Austin

Twice in the same week, the Texas Supreme Court has been asked to act quickly to block important Nov. 6 ballot issues crafted and...
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Austin sick leave ordinance blocked by appeals court

The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals has granted opponents of a paid sick leave ordinance in Austin an injunction to block the ordinance from...

Texas Monitor founder and longtime investigative journalist Trent Seibert dies

Trent Seibert, the founder and editor of The Texas Monitor and my friend for 10 years, died this week at his home in Houston,...
Grand Prairie ISD

Grand Prairie superintendent may be shopping for a house not owned...

The Grand Prairie school district seems ready to shed one of its most infamous tenants: Superintendent Susan Hull may be getting her own place. Since...