Week in Review: 08.11.2019

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Week in Review: 08.11.2019

Houston asks for salary back from employee; Bus camera company accused of bribes; Texas DPS to investigate prison drug trade; TEA suggests replacing Houston ISD board.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Sunday, August 11, 2019

Houston demands former council aide repay $118,164 in salary – Houston officials are demanding a six-figure refund for taxpayers from former District F Chief of Staff Daniel Albert, who was frequently absent during the final 18 months of his city employment, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Maryland officials skeptical about bus camera program with ties to Dallas debacle – A school bus camera program with ties to the same plan that landed two Dallas area officials in prison has run into trouble with regulators in Maryland.

DPS joins investigation into alleged Huntsville prison drug sales – The Texas Department of Public Safety is joining the investigation into drug sales to Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees, the Houston Chronicle reported.

TEA leans on troubled school districts to use chosen remedy – About 10 percent of Texas’s 1,031 public school districts are now under some form of state oversight, a degree of control made possible by laws passed in 2015 and 2017.

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