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


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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