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Rick Cofer

Unprofessional conduct torpedoes Travis County Dem Party bid

Rick Cofer, who was the odds-on favorite to be the next leader of the Travis County Democratic Party, has withdrawn from the running, saying...
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...
Children boarding a school bus

Group lobbying against AISD bond hit with complaint

The Save East Austin Schools PAC, which is lobbying against the Austin Independent School District’s billion-dollar bond ask, was hit with an ethics complaint...
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...
Austin Mayor Steve Adler

Austin mayor’s aide out in wake of controversial emails going public

Emails from an aide to Austin Mayor Steve Adler show the aide tipping off a nonprofit he co-founded to a possible city contract. Frank Rodriguez...
Blackshear School - Austin Independent School District

Taxpayer group: AISD violated election rules in run up to bond...

A group opposing the upcoming Austin Independent School District bond said they’ve filed a complaint against the school district, saying that school brass violated...
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Week in Review: Straus out, Uptown down, and Dukes dropped

This week on The Texas Monitor: Speaker Joe Straus steps down, additional funding for an Uptown bus project is shelved, documents show $30M for...
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...