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Harvey Flooding

MUD for years failed to mention flood risk to homeowners

Homes were flooded in the midst of Hurricane Harvey because they were in the flood pool behind Barker Reservoir -- a reservoir that overflowed...
Week In Review - October 8, 2017video

Texas Monitor Week in Review – October 8, 2017

This week on The Texas Monitor: the political director for George P. Bush offers an Alamo board position for $250,000; Houston’s Post Oak Boulevard...
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SAN ANTONIO — Ethical challenges at City Hall and outdated technology conspired to short-circuit a much-ballyhooed Google Fiber venture in San Antonio.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...
Ken Paxton

Prosecutors seek another delay in Paxton trial

HOUSTON — The trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton may be delayed yet again, thanks to the prosecution. Both sides are expected in court in Harris...
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

High-powered lobbyist back in Governor’s Office

Just three days after his lobbying registrations expired, Luis Saenz is Gov. Greg Abbott’s chief of staff. It’s not Saenz’s first run through the revolving...
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Texas Monitor Week in Review — October 1, 2017

This week on The Texas Monitor: the Living Large Index is announced, quantifying the use of campaign funds for lifestyle expenditures by legislators; Hurricane...