State Rep. owes thousands in fines, Austin’s lobby back Straus supporters, HCC First Amendment suit


There are much bigger and more colorful crooks in the long history of Texas politics, but there are few stranger cases than that of State Representative Ron Reynolds.

Top-spending political action committees are putting their money on 20 Texas House Republicans listed as “priorities” of lame-duck Speaker Joe Straus.

Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson has filed a lawsuit against the college, claiming the board and the college violated his First Amendment rights to free speech and violated his civil rights as well.

The FBI charged State District Judge Rodolfo Delgado with accepting three bribes totaling more than $6,000 from an informant attorney who told investigators he had been bribing Delgado since 2008.

Also this week:

Reward offered for tips leading to Dallas County Schools corruption

Dallas police chief took office in September, still uncertified in Texas

Audit: Texas Health and Human Services permitted unallowed costs

Attorney: Fort Bend County public information delay ‘ridiculous’

State Rep. Jim Murphy makes $312,000 annually as ‘consultant’

Pressler attorney says previous settlement should quash current molestation suit

Do you have any tips? Contact Texas Monitor Editor Trent Seibert at [email protected] or 832-258-6119.



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