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Matt Grant


Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Matt:

TxDMV unveils ‘major design overhaul’ of temp tags tied to widespread fraud

Following years of widespread fraud and KXAN investigations, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles on Thursday announced a “major design overhaul” of its temporary paper tags. → Read More

‘A long time’ before Congress takes up medical error transparency

KXAN is looking at transparency — not just in Texas, but across the country — when it comes to medical error transparency. The exact number of patients who die every year due to medical errors is unknown and debated → Read More

‘Sick to my stomach’: Some doctor malpractice lawsuits kept quiet, even when patients die

For nearly a year, KXAN has investigated physicians with clean records on the Texas Medical Board’s website, despite having a history of disciplinary actions. Now, we discovered that even when the courts determine a doctor is liable for medical malpractice — including cases where somebody died — patients and the public are often still left in the dark. → Read More

Lawmakers eye fixes to Texas crime victim fund after KXAN investigation

Following a KXAN investigation into dysfunction in the state’s Crime Victims’ Compensation fund, state lawmakers say they are examining legislative fixes, including more money for the division overseeing the program. → Read More

CTRMA resumes TxTag billing following distrust of data

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has resumed billing TxTag customers. → Read More

Phishing operation targets unemployed Texans

Since June, Texans have received fraudulent text messages saying their unemployment benefits are available. In recent days, fake emails from “TX Unemployment” have been sent alerting users to a purported “new document” that’s been uploaded to their account. → Read More

Broken mailbox deadlock delivers headaches in USPS, HOA dispute

Garza, and a half dozen of his neighbors at the Lakeline Ranch HOA in Leander, say their mailboxes were broken into in April. They still don’t have new ones in place. → Read More

At least 5 Texas peace officers involved in Uvalde gunman shooting, OIS reports say

Officer-involved shooting reports were submitted for five Texas peace officers who were either injured or involved in the shooting of the 18-year-old gunman at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School, based on the reported time of the incident. → Read More

Report: Officer saw Uvalde shooter outside of school, but didn’t receive permission to shoot

According to an officer’s statement in the report, an officer saw the gunman outside of the school. The armed officer asked his supervisor for permission to shoot the suspect. → Read More

TxDMV fights paper tag fraud with fingerprinting

Existing car dealers will have to submit fingerprints when their licenses are renewed, which is every two years. New applicants will be required to pay the $38.25 fee during the application. → Read More

Why did Uvalde CISD police chief testify in secret, escorted through a back door?

As Gov. Greg Abbott promised “transparency,” Uvalde CISD Police Chief Pete Arredondo exited secret closed-door testimony at the Capitol on Tuesday, getting in an elevator while surrounded by law enforcement, without saying a word. → Read More

Uvalde CISD required teachers to lock doors, but doors didn’t lock from inside

The doors to the classroom where an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 elementary-age students and two teachers were unlocked during the shooting – despite multiple officers looking for more than 40 minutes for a key to open the door. → Read More

Gay Republican group blasts ‘crazy people’ Texas GOP for anti-LGBT platform

At its biennial convention in Houston, one speaker said it is important to call “a spade a spade.” Another said she supports calling homosexuality “abnormal behavior because it is.” Some members opposed the language, with one saying it was bad for the party. Attempts to soften the language were voted down. → Read More

Gun found in diaper bag near toddlers, Texas School for the Deaf says

KXAN was alerted to the incident — which occurred less than two weeks after the tragedy in Uvalde — by several concerned participants who wished to remain anonymous. → Read More

Uvalde school shooter’s phone collected as evidence

The search warrant was issued May 24 by the state of Texas and Uvalde County for Ramos’ phone, identified as an iPhone 13 Pro Max. → Read More

Armed guards on campus ‘most effective tool’ to stop shooters? Studies suggest otherwise

As the Uvalde community continues to mourn the loss of 19 children and two teachers, politicians are split on how to prevent these massacres going forward. → Read More

State of Texas: ‘There’s a sense of urgency’- Gun policy possibilities after the Uvalde mass shooting

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — The questions come after every mass shooting. When will it end? How can we keep our families and ourselves safe? What needs to change? Will anything change? History shows mixed results for those calling for gun control legislation. In Texas, the legislative response after mass shootings has led to laws aiming to […] → Read More

Former 911 dispatcher: Mistakes likely in Uvalde

New questions, and concerns, were raised Friday about a possible breakdown in communication between 911 and the officers on the ground during the Uvalde school shooting. → Read More

Uvalde shooter had 1,600 rounds, few laws in Texas limit bullet purchases

The ease in which 18-year-old Salvador Ramos purchased two semiautomatic rifles and more than 1,600 bullets before killing 19 children and two adults in an Uvalde elementary school Tuesday has highlighted the unfettered access civilians have to ammunition in Texas. → Read More

Texas tool helps catch school threats

State politicians and law enforcement officials have been working for years to improve preparedness for mass violence and identify threats before an attack. A key parts of that effort is the state’s suspicious activity reporting network that allows anyone to submit a tip about a potentially dangerous person. → Read More