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House committee hearing into Bonnen-Sullivan meeting opens Monday

The Texas House General Investigating Committee is scheduled Monday to begin taking testimony concerning a July 12 meeting involving Speaker Dennis Bonnen that has...

The shell game of getting information on Texas trade schools

Updated Aug. 8, at 3:49pm. The Texas Workforce Commission is charging the public for information on why it has levied fines on some for-profit schools,...

Fort Worth removes controversial human relations commission official

The Fort Worth City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to remove Mike Steele from the Human Relations Commission, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. A member...
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TEA leans on troubled school districts to use chosen remedy

About 10 percent of Texas’s 1,031 public school districts are now under some form of state oversight, a degree of control made possible by...

Marlin school district conservator reports continuing problems

A conservator assigned to monitor the Marlin school district said in a June report that administrative issues continue to hamstring the turnaround of the...

Troubled Harlandale school board accepts resignation of superintendent

Harlandale school district Superintendent Rey Madrigal resigned on Monday, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The board had suspended Madrigal last month as an initial step...

Contractor for HUD-subsidized property says management company won’t pay him

A welding contractor told the Houston Chronicle that he lost his business and had to sell nearly everything he owned after a company failed...

DPS joins investigation into alleged Huntsville prison drug sales

The Texas Department of Public Safety is joining the investigation into drug sales to Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees, the Houston Chronicle reported. Kathy...

Cibolo mayor arrested for tampering with a government record

Cibolo’s mayor was arrested last week for tampering with a government record after investigators with the Texas Attorney General’s Office determined he swore untruthfully...