Former judge arrested on stalking charges, City mgr: Open meetings violations rampant, HCC trustee cited for plagiarism, petitions for Austin citywide audit certified

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Officers for two U.S. Marshals Service task forces have arrested former Galveston County judge Christopher Dupuy at a home in southwest Austin on felony charges including stalking.

Violations of open meetings and elections laws are flagrant in the Fort Worth suburb of Haltom City, Haltom’s city manager told The Texas Monitor last week.

A University of Texas academic board has found that Houston Community College trustee Adriana Tamez plagiarized several pages in her 2011 UT doctoral dissertation.

City Clerk Jannette Goodall on Friday certified a petition asking the Austin City Council to put on the Nov. 6 ballot a call for an outside audit of all city departments. Citizens for an Accountable Austin, the political action committee that originally submitted 30,895 signatures to Goodall’s office on July 12, intends to ask the council to consider approving the ballot initiative at its regular meeting ThursdayPolling paid for by the group has shown that an estimated 82 percent of Austin residents support this kind of auditing.

Also this week:

Austin council tells staff more work is needed on soccer proposal

Auditors question validity of billions in health services contracts

Have a tip? Contact editor Trent Seibert at [email protected] or 832-258-6119.

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