Week in Review: 01.05.2020

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Week in Review: 01.05.2020

VisitDallas investigated by the IRS; Brownsville school official breaks bond; Constable used school donations for campaign; Schools lie about enlistment numbers.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Sunday, January 5, 2020

IRS joins list of those with questions for VisitDallas – The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau failed to properly report its income to the IRS, resulting in an investigation and fines from the Internal Revenue Service in October, emails obtained by The Texas Monitor show.

Brownsville schools trustee charged with DWI may find bond doubled after traveling outside county – Brownsville school district board trustee Erasmo Castro, facing charges of driving while intoxicated, may find his bond doubled after he posted on social media that he had traveled outside of Cameron County this week, the Brownsville Herald reported.

Harris County constable faces whistleblower lawsuit – Harris County Precinct 2 Constable Chris Diaz is facing a federal whistleblower lawsuit from 11 former county employees who say he retaliated against them for revealing unethical campaign practices, KHOU reported.

How to raise a school’s failing grade: Get students to say they’ll sign up with Uncle Sam – A dozen Texas school districts are under state investigation after reporting high numbers of graduates intending to enlist in the military, a statistic that can help boost the ratings of otherwise ailing schools that are trying to avoid state penalties or additional scrutiny.

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