Featured Reports

Gov. Greg Abbott

Lawmakers accept $1.5 million while passing governor’s agenda

At a time when the state's lawmakers are asked to continue making laws, most of them are also making money. During this summer's special session...
Phil King

Straus rival: Limit speaker’s term, free up legislation

A lawmaker bidding to unseat Texas House Speaker Joe Straus wants to term-limit the speaker and committee chairmen. Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, proposes a three-term...
Carolyn Evans-Shabazz

Claim: HCC trustee manipulated ‘severely impaired’ addict, acquired her home

HOUSTON — A Houston Community College trustee took advantage of a drug-addicted woman whose “physical and mental facilities were severely impaired” and convinced the...
Chancellor Cesar Maldonado

Trustee unveils HCC’s $100,000 salaries; files open meetings suit

HOUSTON — At a time when one of the largest community colleges has been beset by a bribery scandal, the loss of its nursing...
Home affected by Hurricane Harvey

Charge: Houston drainage fee collected illegally; $840M owed back to taxpayers

In Hurricane Harvey’s wake, Houston residents get a monthly reminder that flood control is just a few dollars away. Elizabeth Perez has paid roughly...
George P. Bush

Bush Political Director offers Alamo board position, for a price

SAN ANTONIO — As plans ramp up for a controversial "Reimagined" Alamo, the fund-raising machinery is controlled by 10 boardroom insiders who are expected to bring...
Google Fiber San Antonio Ethics

Amid ethical criticism, Google drops San Antonio fiber

SAN ANTONIO — Ethical challenges at City Hall and outdated technology conspired to short-circuit a much-ballyhooed Google Fiber venture in San Antonio. The company announced Wednesday...
Post Oak Boulevard

Houston’s Post Oak Boulevard bus project $31 million over budget

HOUSTON — A project putting dedicated bus lanes down the middle of Post Oak Boulevard — one of the wealthiest stretches of roads in Houston...
Ken Paxton

Paxton trial postponed to March, or even later

HOUSTON — Once again, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s trial has been punted. It seems unlikely that Paxton will be in front of a jury...