Illustration by Matthew Rutledge / Todd Wiseman

TxDOT Considers Outsourcing IT

The Texas Department of Transportation is taking proposals for privatizing its information technology system, part of a larger movement by the agency toward outsourcing many of its functions.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: Jan. 31, 2013

Your evening reading: Cruz aggressive at Hagel confirmation hearing; Straus announces House committee assignments; poll shows Clinton competitive in Texas

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Advocacy Group Calls for Timely Appointment of Regents

With a number of university system regents coming to the end of their terms, the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education issued a call for the timely appointment of "well-prepared, devoted, and conflict-free" replacements.

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Korye Logan

Bills Aim to Douse HOAs' Xeriscaping Restrictions

Texas homeowners associations often require members to keep plush lawns. But some are easing their rules as the drought continues, and two Texas lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent the groups from restricting xeriscaping. 

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