Texas Lawyer Ordered To Watch What He 'Prays' For On FacebookTwice, in separate trials, the Ellis County District Attorney's office has convinced judges to stop attorney Mark Griffith from posting running commentary of a trial in his prayers on Facebook.
House Ethics Panel Investigating Texas GOP Rep. Roger WilliamsA congressional review panel says there is "substantial reason to believe" that a Republican congressman from Texas may have been perceived to be acting in his own financial interest when he offered an amendment to benefit auto dealers last year.
Texas Attorney General's $100K Gift Came Despite Agency RulesDocuments show the $100,000 that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accepted from the head of a Dallas-based company his office was investigating came despite internal agency rules that prohibit such gifts.
Some Texas Legislators Criticize Use Of Emergency LeaveSome Texas legislators have criticized giving ex-state workers weeks or months of emergency leave in place of not-allowed severance pay or as settlements.
Federal Attorneys' Conduct Criticized In Immigration CaseA federal judge in Texas who initially blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action has ordered that Justice Department attorneys attend an ethics course for misleading him about whether the administration had begun implementing one of the proposed measures.
Ethics Fray Puts Texas AG Paxton's Office Against Big DonorAn ethics investigation into an influential conservative group is putting Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton against one of his biggest donors.
Audit: Lack Of 'Ethics' Enabled $110M No-Bid State Contract A state contracting scandal that has cost top Texas health officials their jobs and dealt new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott an early test was enabled by a lack of ethics and accountability, a state audit concluded Thursday.
Gov. Abbott Says Tighter Ethics Rules A Priority, Coalition Of Texas Activists Roll Out PlanBuoyed by Gov. Greg Abbott fast-tracking tougher ethics rules proposals through the Legislature, a coalition of political and civil groups has unveiled a package of changes they're championing.
DISD Fires 6 Teachers For Helping Students CheatThe Dallas Independent School has fired six teachers after they gave students answers to questions on a state required test.
Probe Could Complicate Perry's ProspectsTexas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Texas Grand Jury To Be Seated In Perry Ethics Case A Texas judge is expected to seat a grand jury in an investigation into whether Republican Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors.
A Rare Medium Well Done: 10.16.12Noted essayist Samuel Butler wrote, "the best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way". And that begs the question: why do we accept lies from people of great importance?