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How one man's open records obsession sparked a fight over transparency and power in East Texas

Once a tool of journalists and concerned citizens to hold government accountable, open records requests have been increasingly used by political opponents and conspiracy theorists to slow down the pace of government.

David Stua in front of the Angelina County Court House in Lufkin on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023.

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