Aman Batheja Reporter

Aman Batheja worked for eight years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, most of that time covering state and local politics. A native of Cedarhurst, New York, he has an undergraduate degree in journalism and psychology from New York University and a master's in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Stockman's Claims About Record Draw Questions

Mug shot from the Oct. 5, 1977, arrest of Stephen Ernest Stockman by the Madison Heights, Mich., police department. Stockman was initially charged with felony possession of diazepam, also known as Valium, records show.
Mug shot from the Oct. 5, 1977, arrest of Stephen Ernest Stockman by the Madison Heights, Mich., police department. Stockman was initially charged with felony possession of diazepam, also known as Valium, records show.

In his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. John CornynU.S. Rep. Steve Stockman has made statements about his own record that appear to conflict with public records and his own past statements.

Comptroller Hopefuls Tout Reviving Clinton-Era Reviews

GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.
GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.

More than 20 years after then-Texas Comptroller John Sharp launched a popular program to cut government waste, the candidates to be the next comptroller are talking about reviving it.