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The Great $100 Lottery Scam
Texas Lottery pursues bearers of 'previously paid' but forgotten scratch-off tickets
"..."Could it maybe have anything to do with the Lottery?" he asked...."

June 8, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Scratch That: Lege Ends Lottery, Then Changes Mind
House avoids $2 billion school funding hole by saving scratch cards
"...be a prosaic procedural measure: the reauthorization of the Texas Lottery Commission. Yet, somehow, this morning the Texas House..."

April 23, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Deferred Prosecution Deal Made in Lottery Fraud Case
Lottery Commission alleged the couple had tried to defraud the state
"...Kuenzi learned that they'd been charged with defrauding the Texas Lot­tery Commission, the couple on July 9 entered into..."

July 13, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Ethics Commission Fines Hecht
Texas Supreme will have to pay $29,000 fine for accepting a donation larger than the law allows, and for failing to report it
"...Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht has been fined $29,000..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Is Legalized Poker in the Cards for Texas?
Poker is a game of skill, not chance
"...week as a bill to legalize the game in Texas was passed by a House committee. The Poker Gaming..."

April 10, 2009 News Post by Fernie Martinez

Will the Texas Lege Roll the Dice on Gambling This Session?
The gambling caravan is back, but it’s losing momentum
"...can attest, gaming campaigns – including those behind the Texas Lottery, semilegal eight-liners, lightly regulated "charity" bingo, and pari­-mutuel..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Capitol Chronicle
The governor sells social service cuts as "enhancements."
"...like good news, but in the dispiriting doublespeak of Texas government, it's almost exactly backward. In fact, because the..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Lotto Madness?
Former Texas Lottery Commission employee sues commission, alleging he lost his job because he alerted the Texas Legislature to security and ethics breaches, as well as to a cover-up in which employees 'are bullied into silence'
"...People play the lottery, sure, but does the lottery play people? Former Texas..."

Sept. 15, 2006 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Beware of Bingo Narcs!
On July 18, an investigator from the Texas Lottery Commission's Charitable Bingo section informed Continental Cub owner Steve Wertheimer that the club's bingo night was illegal --way illegal. Why?
"...ago. On July 18, however, an investigator from the Texas Lottery Commission's Charitable Bingo section informed Continental owner Steve..."

Aug. 2, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Handicapping Slots for Tots
The pols and the lobby shuffle the deck on gambling for education'
"...free money but delivering only suffering and despair to Texas families."..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Lotto Madness Continues in Court
Judge recommends denying motion for summary judgment in Texas Lottery Commission whistle-blower suit
"...audiotapes concerning a "phantom" disaster recovery facility at the Texas Lottery Commission remains alive. On Nov. 17, U.S. Magistrate..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Lege Lines
Texas Lottery, Rainy Day Fund, water, education, payday lenders, and more
"...was going to lead a rebellion to end the lottery in Texas. He and 80 other assembled Tea Partiers..."

April 26, 2013 News Column by Richard Whittaker

AG's Office Warned Against Filing 'Punitive' Appeals
Warning stems from pending whistle-blower lawsuit against Gary Grief and the Texas Lottery Commission, for which the AG's office is serving as the defendants' co-counsel
"...The Texas Attorney General's Office, as well as other public and..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Naked City
"...heart attack. Williamson had been chair of the Transportation Commission since 2004 and a lightning rod for criticism as..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature

Top 10 Lege Stories
Wendy Davis' filibuster, redistricting, and the lottery fiasco
"...stringent abortion regulations. The hour seemed lost, right until Texas voters took back their chamber with a public outcry..."

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Heflin Seeks Lotto Helm
Former House Appropriations Committee chair added to short list of Lottery Commissioner finalists.
"...Talmadge Heflin, once a powerful force in the Texas Legislature, is seeking the top job at the scandal-plagued..."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Nader: Think Global, Act Texan
Ralph Nader dips into Texas politics while pursuing ballot access
"...Ralph Nader rolled through Texas again last week, still pushing for the requisite number..."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
"...•The Republican Party of Texas hammered another nail in its 2008 coffin this week,..."

Aug. 3, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...above the law," said PODER organizer Max Rangel. The Texas Civil Rights Project, on behalf of the local chapter..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Austin Stories• Central Texas drivers are no fans of toll roads – no..."

Oct. 7, 2005 News Feature

News Ticker: April 23
All the news that's fit to blog
"...• The Texas Lottery Commission has an itch that the Texas House..."

April 23, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Anti-Choice Lawmakers Divert Millions From TCEQ To Crisis Pregnancy Centers
House swaps $20M from TCEQ to anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers
"...pregnant women from choosing abortion. They’ve received millions in Texas taxpayer dollars over the years, and this session lawmakers..."

April 6, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...to this, witness how far the Enron, Tom DeLay, Texas Lottery Commission problems (to name just a few recent..."

July 21, 2006 Column

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...roadway. The split on costs would be 50-50. As Commissioner Karen Sonleitner put it, it's time to stop being..."

July 15, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Michael Olsen won't face trial in relation to a Sixth Street altercation in 2002.
"...videotape of the event, recorded by cameras on the Texas Lottery Commission building on the corner of Sixth and..."

Jan. 9, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Final Kickoff for County Commissioner
Hoskins officially begins hunt for Precinct 1 seat
"...Hoskins formally “kicked off” his campaign for Travis County Commissioner, Pct. 1, although he in fact entered the race..."

Feb. 5, 2016 News Post by Michael King

TCB
Texas' songwriter emeritus Billy Joe Shaver, Lenny Kravitz's protégé, and the end of a bingo era. Also, Elvis.
"...What Lies Beneath leaves the 12-bar licks back in Texas, crossing the atmospheric, chilled alt-rock of Spacehog, Remy Zero,..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Naked City
Deal brings an end to Sixth Street excessive-force case from 2002
"...of the incident caught by surveillance cameras outside the Texas Lottery Commission...."

June 25, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Case Most Likely Motivated by Biases
"...to this, witness how far the Enron, Tom DeLay, Texas Lottery Commission problems (to name just a few recent..."

July 18, 2006 Postmarks

A Gay-Bashing in the East Sixth 'Dead Zone'
A brawl outside Emo's raises questions about police protection east of Red River
"...a security guard posted across the street at the Texas Lottery Commission for an APD officer. "We have nothing,..."

June 11, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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