Week in Review: 02.02.2020

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Week in Review: 02.02.2020

Judge decides on Floresville election; Barrientes-Vela arrested and charged; Teacher's retirement funds used for upscale rent; School disctrict cannot trace recovery funds.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Monday, February 3, 2020

Floresville election fight goes to state court – District Judge Lynn Ellison on Friday is expected to consider whether the Floresville City Council violated state law when it canceled the town’s Nov. 4 election.

Controversial former Bexar County constable indicted on felony charges – Michelle Barrientes Vela, the controversial former Bexar County Precinct 2 constable, was indicted Thursday on multiple criminal charges, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

Retired teachers shocked at cost of office space for pension system – A retired teachers’ group spokesman said his members are shocked that the Teacher Retirement System of Texas intends to pay at least $326,000 per month for upscale office space in downtown Austin, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Bloomington schools can’t track the money it spent on Hurricane Harvey recovery – The Bloomington school district lacks documentation to show how it spent millions of dollars it received in Hurricane Harvey recovery money, the Victoria Advocate reported.

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