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McAllen has to air its expensive laundry, thanks to new state...

No longer protected by a state disclosure law loophole, the City of McAllen revealed this week that it spent $485,000 in taxpayer money to...

The bad times keep rolling in La Joya

Frances Salinas, former interim director of the housing authority in the Rio Grande Valley town of La Joya, has been charged with brokering a...

IRS joins list of those with questions for VisitDallas

The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau failed to properly report its income to the IRS, resulting in an investigation and fines from the Internal...

Top state court will decide case claiming government immunity for private-college...

The Texas Supreme Court will decide in the coming year if a private school can claim government status for its police department in order...

How to raise a school’s failing grade: Get students to say...

A dozen Texas school districts are under state investigation after reporting high numbers of graduates intending to enlist in the military, a statistic that...
Dennis Bonnen

House investigative committee won’t recommend Bonnen’s prosecution

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen “likely” violated state law during a private meeting June 12 at the capitol, but the committee that ordered an...
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State takeover process faces more heat in Marlin school district

A teacher in the Marlin school district told a state-appointed board of managers that the new administration is mistreating her colleagues and hindering their...

Questioning the wisdom of free-wheeling tax incentives

Last week officials in the cities of Georgetown and Midland celebrated tax incentive deals totaling more than $11 million to lure Costco Wholesale supermarkets...

Austin still hitting bumps in buying properties to house the homeless

For the second time in six months, the City of Austin has rejected buying a property as part of its plan to house a...