Drainage fee questions, pickle problems, Harris County Attorney hiding noncitizen voting records, Farenthold still controversial


The money collected from a citizen-funded drainage fee meant to protect Houston against flooding is being diverted to salaries and other projects, according to documents and an interview with a city leader.

A couple who retired to a little farm northwest of College Station is suing the Texas Department of State Health Services to broaden the official, government-sanctioned definition of a pickle.

The Harris County Attorney is pushing back on releasing the voting records of noncitizens, arguing in a recent court filing that those records should not be made public, even though federal law states they should be.

Former Congressman Blake Farenthold made the list of disgraced former members of Capitol Hill who have moved on to other employment opportunities, but even his new job has come with plenty of controversy.

Also this week:

Alleged censorship of high school paper fuels hope for legislative action

Fort Worth takes another bond rating hit due to pension liabilities

Supreme Court denial threatens Texas public records access

Report: San Marcos youth soccer club president stole $71k

Ill-advised inmate violation quota results in firings, demotion, and resignation

Judge: Beaumont ISD auditor punished too harshly by state

TAB will try to put a stop to paid sick leave ordinances

Austin City Council member: soccer plan ‘massive giveaway’

One year and $400,000 later, HCC procurement probe findings may be coming soon

Have a tip? Contact editor Trent Seibert at [email protected] or at 832-258-6119.


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