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.

Recent Contributions

Texas Firm Central to Questions About Carson's Ethics

When he was Texas attorney general, Gov. Greg Abbott (l) sued nutritional supplement supplier Mannatech for deceptive trade practices and won a $7 million settlement. GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson (r) gave four paid speeches for the company.
When he was Texas attorney general, Gov. Greg Abbott (l) sued nutritional supplement supplier Mannatech for deceptive trade practices and won a $7 million settlement. GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson (r) gave four paid speeches for the company.

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson faces questions about his ties to Texas dietary supplement maker Mannatech, and that criticism is being fueled by a 2009 settlement secured by then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Paxton Files to Intervene in Austin Tax Lawsuit

Texas Attorney Gen.  Ken Paxton, speaks at The Texas Response: Pastors, Marriage & Religious Freedom event at the First Baptist Church in Pflugerville, Texas on September 29, 2015
Texas Attorney Gen. Ken Paxton, speaks at The Texas Response: Pastors, Marriage & Religious Freedom event at the First Baptist Church in Pflugerville, Texas on September 29, 2015

Accusing the city of Austin of trying to "take control over Texas tax policy," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office asked a court Thursday to allow it to intervene in the city's lawsuit challenging the state's property appraisal system.

Firm Claims Bullet Train Will Have $36 Billion Impact

The Japanese Shinkansen is a high-speed trail used by JR Central in Japan. A private company is planning to build a rail line between Dallas and Houston using the same trains.
The Japanese Shinkansen is a high-speed trail used by JR Central in Japan. A private company is planning to build a rail line between Dallas and Houston using the same trains.

The private firm trying to build a bullet train between Dallas and Houston has released a study claiming it would pump more than $30 billion into the state economy over the next 25 years.