In 2006, Fritz Mowery, president of Mowery Capital Management, wrote to clients about Ken Paxton's verbal agreement to solicit investors for the money management firm. The documents were provided to The Texas Tribune by lawyer John Sloan, whose clients later sued Paxton and Mowery. The suit was dropped, but questions remain about whether Paxton met state disclosure and regulatory requirements stemming from his work for Mowery.
Sen. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney, has been registered twice as a solicitor, formally known as "investor adviser representative," by the State Securities Board. This document shows he registered as an investor adviser representative for Mowery Capital Management in December 2013, a registration that remains active. He was registered by Oxford Advisors Corporation, which conducted business as Mowery Capital Management, from July 2003 through the end of 2004.
This federal court record documents the 2005 bankruptcy of Frederick "Fritz" Mowery, president of Mowery Capital Management. State Sen. Ken Paxton is paid by Mowery Capital to solicit investment clients, records show.
Investors David and Teri Goettsche sued state Sen. Ken Paxton and Fritz Mowery after the couple lost money in a land deal. This is the original petition they filed in Dallas County. Paxton and Mowery denied the allegations in the lawsuit. The couple later dropped the suit. The Goettsches' lawyer said they felt their recovery options were limited because of a binding arbitration agreement they had signed.
Letter from Chancellor Lee Jackson
In a lawsuit filed April 17, 2014, two Texas abortion doctors allege a Dallas-area hospital revoked their admitting-privileges shortly after becoming the target of anti-abortion protesters.
As part of a second lawsuit against abortion restrictions passed in July, a coalition of abortion providers filed a request for temporary relief for the Whole Woman's Health clinic in McAllen and Reproductive Services in El Paso from the recent regulations.
Welsh Letter Referring Hall Case
Hardin Report to Transparency Committee
Stephen Ryan's April 8 letter to the Transparency Committee
2014 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Almanac
U.S. motion for leave to intervene as plaintiff in Texas v. New Mexico court case
TEA's 2014 Report on Enrollment in Texas Public Schools