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.
A state investigation that could result in the impeachment of a University of Texas System regent will cost taxpayers $300 an hour in outside legal fees.
The Texas child welfare agency under investigation for its mishandling of a toddler’s death last year has disciplined two employees after discovering one of them had “an inappropriate relationship” with the child’s father, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.
The sheriff of the most populous county in Texas says eight of his employees have been fired, quit or retired after an internal investigation of sexual misconduct at the county jails.