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Sen. Jane Nelson and Sen. John Whitmire

Bush questioned over ‘convoluted’ Alamo oversight

Questioning “confusing” and “convoluted” oversight of the Alamo, state lawmakers on Tuesday called on Land Commissioner George P. Bush to bring more transparency to...
Anadarko Tower in The Woodlands, TX

Before Hurricane Harvey, developers “gerrymandered” flood maps

Developers in the Woodlands worked around federal flood risk mapping to create “gerrymandered maps of risk,” allowing them to build homes on floodplains. The New...
Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan

Round Rock mayor faces conflict of interest questions

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan has faced some heat after local television station KXAN aired a recent report pointing out that his law firm...
George P. Bush (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Secrecy, transparency problems beset Bush, Alamo ‘partners’

SAN ANTONIO — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s $450 million plan to “Re-imagine the Alamo” involves a marriage of public funds through his General...
SREC Meeting

Republican ballot propositions hit back at Straus

This article is a part of our ongoing coverage on Election Ethics. Read the full series here. Eleven party propositions — ranging from toll roads...
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Week in Review: Legislative ‘Bribery,’ HCC Bribery, and Centro Embezzlement

This week on The Texas Monitor: the Texas House Republican Caucus unanimously approves a process for pre-selecting the next Speaker of the House; HCC...
Oscar Elizondo

Ex-city commissioner convicted in Valley insurance scam

A former Rio Grande Valley official faces up to 10 years in prison after his conviction in a scheme to defraud Blue Cross Blue...
Centro Groundbreaking

Embezzlement probe rocks Centro San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — A taxpayer-funded nonprofit tasked with building "a more prosperous downtown" is under investigation over an elaborate embezzlement scheme. Centro San Antonio president...
Rep. John Zerwas

Conservative coalition blasts House ‘obstructionists’

Momentum is building for Republicans to vote as a bloc for Texas House speaker. Eighty-one conservative leaders from around the state on Monday called on...