Concerns Raised After Texas Carries Out Execution Without Media WitnessesFor the first time in state history an execution was held in Texas without journalists as witnesses. TDCJ officials are blaming miscommunication for preventing reporters from witnessing the state-sanctioned death of Quintin Jones.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Spent $5.3 Million On Reelection Inauguration, Including $1.7M For George StraightTexas Governor Greg Abbott’s 2019 reelection inaugural was a 2-day event that included balls, candlelight dinners, barbecues and other VIP events -- costing some $5.3 million for the celebrations.
Council Member On Officer Shooting Investigation: DA 'Screwing This Up'A Dallas city councilman is demanding 911 calls and any police videos be released in the case involving former officer Amber Guyger's deadly shooting of Botham Jean in his apartment last month.
Private Messaging Apps Increasingly Used For Public BusinessOpen government advocates fear digital tools, that make text and email messages vanish, are being misused by public officials to conduct business in secret.
Protests Resume, Feds Join Sacramento Police Killing InvestigationThe California attorney general's office on Tuesday joined an investigation into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento.
Texas Launches Harvey Recovery Tracker 6 Months After StormTexas launched a public online tool to track incoming and outgoing funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery on Monday, six months after the storm hit and two months after The Associated Press reported that it did not have one.
Lack Of Transparency Clouds Texas Spending After HarveyTexas has been awarded billions in federal aid to help recover from Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that followed, but it's unclear how the state is spending its share of the money.
Texas Lottery Winners Could Stay AnonymousTexas lawmakers have voted to allow big state lottery winners to remain anonymous. The Senate approved the measure Wednesday night and sent it to Gov. Greg Abbott for his consideration.
Health Care Confusion Continues in North Texas… Despite New Transparency Law When you’re sick, you want help fast. You might miss the fine print that says how much that help will cost.
Texas Lawmakers Mull More 'Dark Money' Disclosure A top Texas House committee on Thursday re-examined a possible crackdown on anonymous donations from "dark money" political groups, defying Gov. Rick Perry, who has already vetoed a plan that would have subjected them to stricter disclosure laws.