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Facing lawsuit, board of Texas Highway Patrol Museum gives up $1.2 million in assets

Sued by the Texas Attorney General and accused of squandering donations, the Texas Highway Patrol Museum in King William is a step closer to its demise. Check out our past news coverage of the museum, which is actually a telemarketing operation that spends only a fraction of its revenue on charitable causes.

Attorney General Greg Abbott sues the Texas Highway Patrol Museum in San Antonio

The Texas attorney general’s office announced yesterday that it has sued the Texas Highway Patrol Museum, a nonprofit telemarketing organization based in San Antonio that raises millions of dollars in the name of helping state troopers. I had always been curious about the museum, which is housed in a brick building at St. Mary’s and … Read more

Texas Highway Patrol Museum raises millions — but spends little money on DPS troopers

Texas Highway Patrol Museum

The Texas Highway Patrol Museum sits on a prime piece of property near downtown San Antonio, across the street from Rosario’s CafĂ© y Cantina. Business is booming at Rosario’s, but not so much at the museum. It usually looks empty every time I drive by or hang out in King William. I’ve been kind of … Read more

Ambush in Atascosa — 10 Years Later

Vianna Davila wrote this story about the 10th anniversary of a deadly ambush that killed two deputies and a state trooper in Atascosa County. But I thought her video was especially well done. Without sensationalizing the tragedy, it lays out what happened in a straightforward, sober tone, told in the words of a deputy who … Read more