By Kenric Ward | | Oct 08, 2015 5:00 AM | 136
A charter school network in Austin, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley boasted a 99.9 percent college acceptance rate this year -- roughly double the statewide average.
By Kenric Ward | | Oct 07, 2015 5:00 AM | 24
Obtaining an operating license isn’t enough for San Antonio food truckers. They must also get the notarized permission of any restaurants nearby. Now the vendors are suing the city.
By Mark Lisheron | | Oct 05, 2015 5:00 AM | 59
At the risk of blaspheming, may we, just for a few moments of clear and bracing thought, not think of the children?
By Kenric Ward | | Oct 05, 2015 5:00 AM | 403
A community college chancellor in San Antonio vaulted over several university presidents to be the 11th highest paid educator in Texas. He even earned more than the chancellor of UCLA.
By Jon Cassidy | | Oct 02, 2015 10:52 AM | 76
According to the survey published Thursday by Inside Higher Ed, just 11 percent of public university admissions directors agreed that admissions favoritism is “reasonable,” even when done in “moderation” to “promote financial support for my institution.”
By Jon Cassidy | | Sep 29, 2015 5:00 AM | 280
Houston is spending six times more on pensions than road repairs, and even that's not enough to cover the minimum payment on its ballooning pension debt. The city’s property tax revenues have doubled over the last 15 years, yet the city plans to repave less than 1 percent of its 16,000 lane-miles of streets in 2016.
By Kenric Ward | | Sep 28, 2015 5:00 AM | 59
Promoting the theme that Texas cities “must grow or die,” San Antonio continues to execute the most aggressive annexation program in the country. Adding 450 square miles over the past 75 years, the Alamo City’s population has swelled to 1.5 million, making it the seventh largest in the United States.
By Jon Cassidy | | Sep 28, 2015 5:00 AM | 290
Over the last two election cycles, the Houston firefighter and police local unions have donated $443,000 and $290,000, respectively, to state lawmakers, more than the next four unions – all state teacher associations – combined, according to records maintained by the National Institute on Money in State Politics.
By Jon Cassidy | | Sep 25, 2015 3:01 PM | 36
According to emails between members of the Board of District Judges overseeing the Collin County Courthouse, the local fee schedule for court-appointed attorneys is “to be followed without exception.”
By Kenric Ward | | Sep 25, 2015 5:00 AM | 46
After years of posting poor scores, the University of Texas has pulled out of the Collegiate Learning Assessment, which measures student progress.