Week in Review: 02.16.2020

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Week in Review: 02.16.2020

Dallas sets low bail for violent crimes; Governments still hiding lobbyist spending; Thousands missing from middle school PTO; Jury decides against Dallas in oil rights case.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Monday, February 17, 2020

Dallas City Council shocked at low bond amounts posted by violent offenders – The Dallas City Council members expressed surprise during a presentation to the panel’s Public Safety Committee on Monday at how violent offenders are being granted low bond amounts, D Magazine reported.

Local governments aren’t posting lobbying records despite new law – Local governments across Texas are resisting a state law that took effect in September requiring that they publicly post their lobbying information on their websites.

Texas Rangers investigating former Marlin schools superintendent – The Texas Rangers are investigating former Marlin schools superintendent Michael Seabolt, who has faced allegations of ethics violations and misuse of public funds, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported.

Dallas could owe drilling company up to $33 million for false promises – A jury has found that the City of Dallas owes gas driller Trinity East Energy $23 million to $33 million in refunds and damages due to negligent misrepresentation and statutory fraud, The Dallas Morning News reported.

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