The texas tribune

Six Figures For Six Feet

Across Houston, thousands of people are receiving letters saying their homes are so damaged that they must elevate them to meet current floodplain regulations. But the cost is out of reach for many families.


Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner takes jabs at land office, which says he's got his facts wrong on Harvey response

The Houston mayor accused Land Commissioner George P. Bush's agency of "hogging" federal Harvey relief money and associated administrative fees. The land office called Turner's complaints "disingenuous."


Federal shutdown would hurt Harvey victims, land commissioner tells lawmakers

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush told a House committee that badly-needed relief money would be delayed even more if the federal government shuts down.


Little-known state agency causes controversy as chief judge forces resignation

The administrative law judges who oversee disputes involving state agencies typically don't attract much attention, but the forced departure of a judge has critics questioning whether the agency's independence is at risk — and calling on the governor to replace her.