Ethics Fray Puts Texas AG Paxton’s Office Against Big Donor

An ethics investigation into an influential conservative group is putting Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton against one of his biggest donors.


Texas State Capitol

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.


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Gov. Abbott Says Tighter Ethics Rules A Priority, Coalition Of Texas Activists Roll Out Plan

Buoyed 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 Cheat

The Dallas Independent School has fired six teachers after they gave students answers to questions on a state required test.


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Probe Could Complicate Perry’s Prospects

Texas 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.


Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

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: 10.16.12

Noted 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?


Mike Rawlings attends a Super Bowl event on February 3, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Audi)

Dallas Mayor Cleared Of Ethics Violations

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has been cleared of any ethics violations after supporting a school board candidate.


Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. (credit:

Arlington Mayor Faces Inappropriate Comment Allegation

An unidentified City of Arlington employee has filed an ethics complaint of misconduct or inappropriate behavior against Mayor Robert Cluck.


Johnson Will Not Receive Award

Dallas Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson will not be named one of SMU’s distinguished alumni next month after all.


SYBIL'S STUFF: Social Etiquette

If your door dings another car, do you leave a note? If you find $100, do you turn it in? See if you can correctly guess how the average Fan fan would react. Click below.


In Case You Missed it… 8-4-10

Here’s what you missed on the Jay Mcfarland show.