Week in Review: 07.21.2019

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South Texas judge guilty on all counts in bribery trial – A jury in McAllen on Thursday found former state District Judge Rodolfo Delgado guilty on all charges in connection with a decade of accepting bribes from a South Texas attorney turned FBI informant.

Dallas council member didn’t disclose repeated use of VisitDallas events suite – Dallas City Council member Casey Thomas failed to disclose six events he attended since 2016 using the VisitDallas suite at the American Airlines Center, according to records obtained by The Texas Monitor.

Prison officials indicted for burning possible evidence of theft ring – Three Texas prison officials have been indicted for burning tractor parts that could have been evidence in an investigation into possible theft at the Eastham Unit in Houston County, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Local governments try to get spending approved ahead of new restrictions – Travis County commissioners are giving themselves a 27 percent raise and handing out big raises to all other elected county officials in advance of the Texas Legislature’s property tax reform bill that takes effect Jan. 1, 2020.

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