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HCC Trustees debate campaign finance policy in wake of bribery scandal

HOUSTON — In the wake of a bribery scandal, Houston Community College trustees discussed last week the possibility of tightening their campaign finance rules,...
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HCC debates campaign finance, ‘no confidence’ for GOP candidate, AT&T top...

This week on The Texas Monitor: Houston Community College debates campaign finance in wake of bribery scandal, a school superintendent running as a Republican...

Texas taxpayers paid bill for Warren Buffett trips in auto repair...

A commissioner with the Texas Department of Transportation crusaded for a change in the state’s auto repair law that would benefit Warren Buffett with...

Republicans spank ‘Big Ed’ candidate with no-confidence vote

A school superintendent running as a Republican for the Texas House was slapped with a “no confidence” vote by the local party this week. Granbury...

Passing the trash? Kirbyville ISD superintendent hired despite history of suspect...

Kirbyville ISD trustees saw a stellar superintendent candidate when Tommy Wallis came calling in early 2017 with a glowing recommendation from his former employer...

Amid controversy, Houston signs off on $37 million, 20-year recycling deal

HOUSTON — A $37 million, 20 year recycling deal was approved by city council Wednesday, although questions swirled around the plan, including some saying...

Signers rise: Three Straus PAC members take new speaker pledge

More than 60 percent of Republican state House candidates —  including three board members of Speaker Joe Straus’ Leadership Fund — have pledged to support...

In surprise move, Uresti business partner pleads guilty

SAN ANTONIO — A co-defendant in state Sen. Carlos Uresti's trial on securities fraud and money laundering charges pled guilty on Monday. The surprise...

Judge asks: Is HCC a cesspool? Gives trustee who accepted bribes...

HOUSTON — A long time Houston Community College trustee was sentenced in federal court to nearly six years behind bars Monday, after detailing that...