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By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Jul 24, 2015 5:00 AM | 29
Chancellor Bill McRaven is daring the paper to follow up on its coverage of the influence-peddling scandal at the University of Texas.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Jul 24, 2015 5:00 AM | 47
A new report could give San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor more legal leverage in contentious negotiations with the city’s police and fire unions.
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Jul 22, 2015 5:00 AM | 825
Houston’s debts are now bigger than Detroit’s. According to one key measure of fiscal health, Houston’s situation is nearly as bad as that of Chicago, which is starting to collapse under its debt burdens.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Jul 22, 2015 5:00 AM | 52
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves its regulatory goal posts, San Antonio could be the next Texas city to fall under its control.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Jul 21, 2015 5:00 AM | 38
Hardscrabble Hidalgo County is trying again to build a health-care system for thousands of low-income residents not covered by Medicaid. Republicans and Democrats say the new plan could be a model for Texas.
By Steven Greenhut | Watchdog.org | Jul 20, 2015 11:54 PM | 86
  By Steven Greenhut Presidential-election observers could understandably come away with the impression that the emerging horse race is little more than a freak show, especially given that loudmouthed billionaire Donald Trump leads some polls on the GOP side, and avowed socialist Bernie Sanders is generating the most excitement in Democratic quarters. But a number of candidates are [...]
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Jul 17, 2015 5:00 AM | 1K
Shady ballot brokers are “doping the vote” in the Rio Grande Valley, an election-watch group says. Now the FBI is on the case.
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Jul 14, 2015 5:00 AM | 787
Part 56 of 56 in the series Trouble in Texas By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org At least 764 applicants initially denied admission to the University of Texas were admitted thanks to a backdoor program for the wealthy and politically connected administered by former president Bill Powers. More than 200 of those applicants were admitted despite having their applications cancelled [...]
By Mark Lisheron | Watchdog.org | Jul 10, 2015 5:00 AM | 13
By Mark Lisheron|Watchdog.org In case you missed it, as some savvy political types hoped you might, July 1 was the day of liberation for frustrated public school fry cooks across Texas. One might assume their liberator, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, set the date to free deep fryers everywhere for the summer when there would be considerably less [...]
By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org | Jul 09, 2015 6:51 AM | 22
A week before Julie Mathews was removed from her Lake Dallas city council seat five weeks into her term, she demanded a report on the removal of the town’s animal services manager and asked that a rumor of bribery involving the city manager be investigated, according to emails released by the city.


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