Texas Sunset Advisory Commission

  • News

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Prison Employees Say The Man (i.e., TDCJ) Is Monitoring Their Facebook Friends Lists

    Some employees of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice are accusing wardens of disciplining, and in some cases firing, them for having Facebook friends with criminal records. Duane Stuart, who runs a private TDCJ employee forum,, tells Hair Balls that wardens regularly inspect e ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Broken System

    A lawsuit alleges that 12,000 kids trapped in foster care with little chance of getting out are being exposed to abuse and neglect, shuttled around the state and denied health services.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    TCEQ & The Sunset Commission: Texas Environmental Groups Try Working Together

    Coming together vs. TCEQ​The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, made up of 12 state legislators who evaluate state agencies every dozen years, is examining the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and will make a recommendation during the next legislative session whether to renew, tweak, or ab ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2009

    A Quiet Hell: Game Time

    Flexible permits offer a loophole big enough to drive an oil tanker through.

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Poured Out

    With archaic and self-serving laws, reforms don't come easy for the Texas booze industry

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Policing the Politicos

    Sunset report calls for an ethics commission with teeth

  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    Getting Stomped

    Texas boasts the soil, the climate and the grapes for a strong wine industry. So what stands in its way? Bad taste and politicians.