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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...
Cell Phone

Lakeway mayor fined for posting online with pseudonym

Lakeway Mayor Joe Bain was fined $500 for posting multiple comments on the Internet website Nextdoor.com using the pseudonym "John Smart," according to a...
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...

Criminal charges against Dawnna Dukes dropped

State Rep. Dawnna Dukes escaped more than a dozen criminal charges filed against her when Travis County prosecutors dropped their case against her Monday. Dukes...
Sergio Muñoz

Lawmaker faces $3 million penalty in legal malpractice case

A South Texas lawmaker must pay nearly $3 million for not disclosing a significant conflict of interest in a divorce case in which he...