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Uptown’s ask for an additional $31 million for bus project shelved

HOUSTON — A request for tens of millions of dollars more for a controversial bus system that would run down the middle of Post Oak...
School

Taxpayers on the hook for $30M for new school that may...

Poor planning and a hurried decision by Austin Independent School District Superintendent Paul Cruz has potentially saddled taxpayers with an additional $30 million in...
Post Oak Boulevard

Uptown’s public statements on bus project contradict private admissions

HOUSTON — The president of the Uptown Management District said earlier this month that his special district’s Post Oak bus project was “on budget”...
Joe Straus

In the face of growing controversy, Straus steps down

Confronted by increasing dissension in the Republican ranks, House Speaker Joe Straus announced on Wednesday that he is retiring. It was a stunning turn for...
Dave Wilson (second from right) with fellow trustees and HCC's Chancellor

HCC trustee files second lawsuit against fellow board members

HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against his fellow trustees alleging that the board chairwoman and the...
TRS Bonuses

Teacher retirement system awash in bonus cash — yet still seeks...

The state-run Teacher Retirement System, which handles assets for both pensions and health care for retirees, has handed out $42.2 million in bonus payments...
Joe Straus

‘Cyber-bullying’ PAC starts campaign wars over Straus

Raising the stakes for next year’s Republican state House primaries, a new political action committee aims to pick off Speaker Joe Straus’ soldiers and...
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Houston’s $500 million improvement bond proposal questioned

HOUSTON — Houston’s mayor wants voters to approve $495 million in improvement bonds in November, including $115 million for new vehicles, $7 million for salaries, $2...
Greg Abbott and Joe Straus

New PAC aims to topple Straus and his lieutenants in ‘corrupt’...

A new Texas political action committee is turning up the heat on Speaker Joe Straus and calling for a House cleaning from the top...