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John Zerwas, Joe Farias

Rep. Zerwas may be in crosshairs of PAC’s $100,000 ‘Dirty Dozen’...

A “Dirty Dozen” Texas House Republicans are being targeted by campaign bounties of $100,000 or more in the 2018 elections. Among the yet-to-be-identified lawmakers reportedly...
James Dickey

GOP chairman calls on House candidates to honor the caucus

The chairman of the Republican Party of Texas says state House members need to support their caucus in selecting a successor to retiring Speaker...
Phil King

Rep. King: Implications of Paxton prosecutor pay case ‘irrelevant’

Are the lawyers prosecuting Attorney General Ken Paxton entitled to hundreds of thousands of dollars, despite rules meant to cap fees at a few...
Critic of Montrose Management District speaks at district public meeting

Judge rules against special district as business owners continue to speak...

HOUSTON — A powerful and politically connected management district illegally collected $6.6 million in taxes and must return that money to taxpayers, a Harris...
Joe Straus, Mike Villarreal

With Straus out, caucus considers Speaker selection rules change

Seeking fresh leadership, Republicans in the Texas House will vote on new rules for selecting a successor to retiring Speaker Joe Straus. A report to...
Chancellor Cesar Maldonado with Trustee Chris Oliver

Expenses, ethical questions multiply in rebooted HCC investigation

HOUSTON — Less than three months after Houston Community College brought on special counsel to probe the way the college system hires vendors in the...
Ken Paxton, Kent Schaffer

Schaffer’s sojourns: Paxton prosecutor bills taxpayers during vacations

One of the special prosecutors in the Ken Paxton criminal case has been billing Collin County taxpayers for dozens of hours of work he...
George P. Bush

Contracts, contributions mix at Bush’s Alamo project

A prominent San Antonio company and campaign contributor engineered a “donor” agreement and a $982,000 contract to work on the state’s controversial “Re-imagined” Alamo...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

DA Drops Paxton Bribery Investigation

An investigation by the Texas Rangers into the state attorney general was put to rest Friday by the Kaufman County District Attorney, even as...