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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...
Judge Guy Williams

Corpus Christi judge suspended in wake of road rage incident

A Texas judge accused of trying to ram a car off the road and pointing a gun at its occupants has been suspended without...
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...
Benchmark Family Services

Two state foster care contractors fail to follow safety requirements, auditors...

Texas auditors found during a recent examination that some residential child care contractors demonstrated significant weaknesses in monitoring foster homes and obtaining required background...

Ethics commission tosses out three of four complaints against AISD

Three out of four issues that a taxpayer advocacy group filed with the Texas Ethics Commission against the Austin Independent School District have been...
Mayor Rob Franke

Cedar Hill officials OK’d plan that secretly boosted their property values

A city council vote last year to create a special tax zone that would draw in $160 million to help develop the suffering downtown...
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...
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Texas Monitor Week in Review — November 5, 2017

This week on The Texas Monitor: Paxton prosecutor Kent Schaffer has been billing hours on vacation; contracts and contributions mix at Bush's Alamo project;...
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...