The program seems fairly straightforward: A small surcharge on vehicle registrations went to help low-income motorists in Texas’ smoggier urban areas fix or trade in older, high-emissions vehicles, to help reduce air pollution.
A federal college admissions probe that has led to the criminal indictment of more than 50 people nationwide, and sparked a class action lawsuit naming the University of Texas and the firing of the UT tennis coach, has now prompted the offer of a $10,000 reward for more information.
Almost six years after firefighters noticed that $70,000 earmarked for rebuilding their firehouse (a victim of Hurricane Ike) had gone missing, former Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department Chief David Loop pleaded guilty to stealing the funds.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Although part of her job description is making sure elections are fair and square, Nueces County Clerk Kara Sands hadn’t given much thought to ballot fraud until a constable candidate from a nearby suburb visited her office in May 2016.
The news that 50 people had been arrested in connection with a college admissions scandal did not surprise former University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall Jr. He spent six years seeking records that could have exposed an alleged pattern of favoritism in admissions at UT-Austin before being stymied by the Texas Supreme Court.
The La Joya school district, which drew political fire for using $20 million in general funds to build a water park and learning complex, has settled with the longtime schools superintendent who oversaw the project.