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No checkmate in Central Health litigation

District Judge Amy Clark Meacham, in a May 21st letter, asked attorneys for both sides to prepare additional proposed orders in the lawsuit that sought to stop Central Health from transferring $35 million a year to the University of...

Video: Lawsuit could halt Central Health’s $35 million a year in transfers to UT Dell Medical School

Last Friday we published a lengthy story about the hearing conducted by District Judge Amy Clark Meacham. Her decision, based on the evidence presented in Birch v Central Health will determine whether the University of Texas at Austin, for...

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Lawsuit could halt Central Health’s $35 million a year transfers to UT Dell Medical School

District Judge Amy Clark Meacham will decide—based on a two-hour hearing held in her court Thursday—whether Central Health can continue transferring $35 million of...

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Profile: Doug Greco for mayor

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Court halts $354 million development subsidy

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Democrats sweep TCAD board election

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Profile: Doug Greco for mayor

Douglas Jeffrey Greco, 53, is one of four candidates...

First-ever opportunity to elect appraisal board members

Right now local voters are of course focused on...

No checkmate in Central Health litigation

District Judge Amy Clark Meacham, in a May 21st...

Video: Lawsuit could halt Central Health’s $35 million a year in transfers to UT Dell Medical School

Last Friday we published a lengthy story about the...

Lawsuit could halt Central Health’s $35 million a year transfers to UT Dell Medical School

District Judge Amy Clark Meacham will decide—based on a...

Democrats sweep TCAD board election

There is no such thing as a nonpartisan election...

First-ever opportunity to elect appraisal board members

Right now local voters are of course focused on...

Trust, but verify

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