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Special districts, special favors. An insider network of favors surrounds these proliferating governments in Texas

October 29, 2012 By Steve Miller, Texas Watchdog For decades, Texans have relied on special districts for services that local municipalities can’t provide. Water to...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 5

Texas windstorm agency fires general manager; TWIA agency in turmoil March 23, 2011 By Steve Miller,  Texas Watchdog Making good on a decision it made in February, the...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 2

Rep. Craig Eiland, who sits on House insurance committee, said he received $620K in legal fees in case against state insurance agency TWIA February 28, 2011 By Steve...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 4

Texas’ government-operated property insurance agency — TWIA — found “hazardous to the public” in the wake of Texas Watchdog’s...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 3

Top TWIA officials leave with tens of thousands in severance pay — and a pickup truck February 17, 2011 By Steve Miller, Texas Watchdog Two high-ranking employees...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 1

Texas state Rep. Todd Hunter accepted $25k donation from Hurricane Ike lawyer Steve Mostyn’s firm days after being chosen to mediate his case February 16, 2011 By...

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Texas Watchdog examines voter fraud in South Texas: Part 2

Texas Watchdog examines voter fraud in South Texas; fraud is rampant, seldom prosecuted December 29, 2010 By Steve Miller, Texas Watchdog DEL RIO, Texas – In a...

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Texas Watchdog examines voter fraud in South Texas: Part 1

Charged with illegal vote harvesting, a political worker explains how voter fraud works May 11, 2010 By Steve Miller, Texas Watchdog ALICE, Texas – Zaida Bueno,...