Austin rodeo fundraising a focus in 21CT criminal probe

Criminal investigators looking into Texas’ no-bid contract with Austin tech firm 21CT are now delving into allegations that the former state official in charge of billions of dollars in...

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How the state’s 21CT deal flew under the radar

As state and federal investigators continue to look into Austin tech firm 21CT’s no-bid contract with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, company executives in recent weeks have...

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The story behind Jack Stick’s rise to power

If Jack Stick could be any animal, he would be a liger. A cross-breed between a lion and a tiger might seem like a whimsical answer to the question...

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Health, Human Services chief said he was misled in ‘dubious’ 21CT deals

Now embroiled in a contract scandal and criminal investigation, the top official at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission said Tuesday he was misled by the Office of...

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Questionable Texas contract deal was years in the making

While he was brokering a multimillion-dollar state contract for Austin technology company 21CT, then-state health official Jack Stick was promoting 21CT’s software to other states, assisting the company’s growth...

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How one Texas official directed millions to Austin tech firm 21CT

During a March 2012 webinar, a top Texas health official said his office was implementing a revolutionary tool to help Medicaid fraud investigators find bad guys: graph pattern analysis....

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