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Texas State Capitol

Texas House OKs a quiet move to reduce public access to...

Open-government advocates are expressing concern that a bill passed hastily, but unanimously, Friday in the Texas House will diminish the public’s ability to know...
ride share

TWC passed new “gig economy” rule despite heavy public opposition

Texas Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez III is that board's appointee representing labor, not employers, as was stated in the original version of this story....
Music bill Texas

Bill to save live music helps show how budget costs add...

The Texas House on Wednesday passed on to the Senate a bill that would allow businesses with a live music venue to withhold a...
Edinburg

Edinburg mayor, wife, charged in alleged voting fraud efforts

Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina and his wife Dalia were charged Thursday with orchestrating a ballot fraud scheme that allegedly helped him upset his popular...
Fort Worth

Fort Worth school board president has business relationship with lawyer from...

Fort Worth school district school board President Tobi Jackson was advised in a written opinion from an attorney in April 2016 that if she...
Dalls paid sick leave

Dallas joins list of Texas cities seeking to require paid leave

Dallas joined Austin and San Antonio on Wednesday, passing a paid sick leave ordinance and waiting to see if the Texas Legislature or state...
high school journalism

Texas legislators question whether student journalists need press freedom guarantees

Texas lawmakers who want to guarantee press freedoms to high school journalists are getting pushback from skeptical colleagues, some of whom have suggested that...
Hurricane Harvey

Delays in disaster relief funding: latest verse in a long, sad...

Texas officials recently celebrated the awarding of another round of federal funds to help the state recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. For communities...
Walking quorum

“Walking quorum” law in the headlines again

The controversy over Texas’ prohibition of “walking quorums” by public officials heated up last week on two fronts. On one hand, McLennan County prosecutors decided...