La Joya schools superintendent will leave post, Another tax claim filed against Neave, Senate committee reports out bill against city sick leave laws

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The La Joya Independent School District board Monday night approved an undisclosed financial settlement with the superintendent who oversaw construction of a $20 million learning center and water park.

ROMA, Texas — Modesta Vela is a spirited 60-year-old with rich black hair and a grandmotherly air who runs a food pantry in this border town. But she doesn’t just put food on people’s tables in the state’s second-poorest county — monthly rations of produce, canned goods and rice.

State Rep. Victoria Neave is being sued by Dallas County over $26,000 in property tax arrears, according to court records filed last week.

A day before the Texas Senate’s State Affairs Committee moved quickly to pass a bill that would snuff out local paid sick leave ordinances, a Dallas City Council member requested that his council vote to create one.

 

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