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By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org | 10 hours ago
One of the three top finance officials who departed abruptly in the wake of last year's accounting scandal at University of North Texas walked out the door and into a job — with a $7,000 pay raise — as acting vice president for finance and operations at Sam Houston State University.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Aug 31, 2015 5:00 AM | 43
A Weslaco city commissioner, Lupe Rivera, at the center of an election-fraud case listed no political contributions or expenses in his latest campaign finance report.
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Aug 28, 2015 10:47 AM | 42
The El Paso Republican Party has been told to stop handing out copies of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence outside of naturalization ceremonies at the city’s Civic Center. However, the local party chairman, Adolpho Telles, said Thursday that the group was planning to defy that order and continue distributing the materials this morning.
By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org | Aug 28, 2015 5:00 AM
The city of Keene wants to put a lid on exuberant seekers of public information. Plano wants to extend the favors it can bestow on potential corporate clients to include property. And the Austin suburb of Cedar Park is seeking clarification of the state’s videoconferencing statute with regard to the Bahamas and the Texas Open Meeting [...]
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Aug 27, 2015 5:00 AM | 341
“Forced annexation policies allow cities like San Antonio to impose their taxes, debts and big-government structures on people against their will,” Quintero asserts.
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Aug 26, 2015 8:05 AM | 52
Paxton sold the girls short, the Chronicle says, on a multi-million dollar inheritance. The truth is that the two girls stood to inherit little more than a $100,000 life insurance policy and a pickup truck when a court appointed Paxton to represent them. Paxton turned that meager inheritance into a deal for two college funds and three-quarters of a million dollars.
By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org | Aug 26, 2015 5:00 AM | 34
Up to $70 million in public money owed by the University of North Texas due to erroneous bookkeeping may still come due, a state lawmaker contends, despite legislation passed last session that the university presumes allows it to slide on the debt.
By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org | Aug 25, 2015 5:00 AM
By Steve Miller | Texas Watchdog Edinburg is the third government entity  in the past month to cut ties with Texas Descon Construction, pulling the plug on  a $13 million water plant contract. Texas Descon, which has for years built schools, shopping centers and medical facilities in South Texas, now looks like a sinking ship taking down taxpayers with it. Descon [...]
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org | Aug 25, 2015 5:00 AM | 5.6K
Students struggle over rising tuition at pricey, bottom-ranked University of Houston while its president makes $1.2 million per year.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Aug 25, 2015 5:00 AM | 105
Instead of going to classrooms, “money is lining the pockets of superintendents,” Steinhauser said.


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