Dallas staffer subject of scathing audit still collecting paycheck, HCC trustee files lawsuit over alleged contract steering, report finds questionable campaign finance spending

The Texas Monitor Week in Review: 8.26.2018

Founder of The Texas Monitor passes away, Austin resists citizen's referenda, suspended Prosper administrator still on payroll, fraud in Travis County tax office.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Sunday, August 26, 2018

The city of Dallas employee who allegedly steered nearly $1 million in HUD money to a Fort Worth pastor continues to draw his paid leave salary, records show, even as the feds have demanded the city repay the money.

Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson has filed a lawsuit seeking answers about fellow trustees who he believes violated HCC bylaws by privately communicating with a vendor.

A Dallas television station found that about 40 former Texas lawmakers had some $9 million in leftover donations among them in their campaign accounts, and a portion of the remainder was being used in ways some might find questionable.

Also this week:

Auditors find that water conservation district is out to permanent lunch

Austin ISD: student, teacher numbers decreasing while admin salaries rise

Doobie Brothers and Jeff Foxworthy cost Midland taxpayers more than $100k



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