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Investigators with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission have filed formal charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.  The charges allege Paxton promoted investment in a North Texas tech start-up without informing anyone that they he was being paid to promote the company.  

While serving in the Texas House of Representatives, Paxton solicited close to a million dollars in investment funds for the company Servergy, Inc.  He received a hundred-thousand shares of stock in return according to court documents.

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Gov. Greg Abbott helps usher in the latest expansion of jobs and services for the San Antonio area as General Motors breaks ground on a new facility on the city’s West Side.

Lawmakers are studying whether state agencies are doing enough to keep online “Hack-ta-vists” and other cyber criminals from accessing and stealing personal information.  But state officials say while there are advances in technology, experts in the industry are not as readily available to state agencies.

From Texas Standard:

Remember the Alamo? How could we forget. Remember Denton? That's a different sort of battle.

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At the beginning of March, the Austin-based SH 130 Concession Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because it was not making enough from drivers to pay its outstanding debt.  So state lawmakers on the House Transportation Committee are studying how much outstanding debt do the other 12 private toll companies have that are operating and maintaining the 51 toll systems in Texas.

TxDOT’s Executive Director James Bass laid out the current debt totals for all private tolled roads in Texas.