James Dannenbaum resigns in scandal

James Dannenbaum

Vice Chairman James D. Dannenbaum, right, and Regent Brenda Pejovich, left, at the Board of Regents meeting for The University of Texas System on Feb. 14, 2013. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune BY┬áPATRICK SVITEK James Dannenbaum, a prolific Texas Republican donor and former University of Texas regent, is resigning from his namesake engineering company […]

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Texas Cities sue state over telecom bill

Texas telecom lawsuit

By Jef Rouner It’s no secret that Texas’ state government is trying to remove the revenue streams of the state’s cities. The latest effort is a possibly unconstitutional gift to major telecommunication companies in SB 1152. The new Texas telecom bill isn’t just unpopular, it might be illegal. More than 40 Texas cities have joined […]

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Austin school closures may drop from 12 to four

Austin school closures

Austin school closures dropping from 12 to four. The Austin ISD board of trustees is considering a plan to close Pease, Brooke, Metz, and Sims elementary schools. The board will hear the plan at its Nov. 18 meeting. If approved, the plan will shutter all four schools before the end of the 2020-21 school year.  […]

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Abbott sends Austin homeless to state land

Austin homeless

Tents set up near the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, or ARCH, in downtown Austin on Aug. 2, 2019. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune BY┬áCASSANDRA POLLOCK Gov. Abbott sending Austin homeless to state land. After forcing Austin’s homeless population out from under state overpasses, Gov. Greg Abbott’s office on Thursday announced a […]

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HD-148 results: Eastman and Larotta go to runoff

HD-148 results

HD-148 results show that Anna Eastman and Luis Larotta are headed to a runoff election. None of the 15 candidates received more than 50 percent of the vote.  The candidates with the top two vote totals go to a runoff. Eastman received 4,201 votes or 20 percent of the total. Larotta pulled in 3,272 or […]

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