Week in Review: 09.01.2019

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Week in Review: 09.01.2019

New climate post requested in Austin; Police chief took job without certification; Desoto citizens ask for recall; Harris County judges reprimanded.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Monday, September 2, 2019

Austin may create new post to deal with climate emergencies: Austin city staffers have recommended creation of a “chief climate resilience officer” position at a salary of up to $200,000 a year to deal with a climate emergency declared in the city three weeks ago by the city council.

Texas Rangers arrest unlicensed Riesel schools police chief: The Texas Rangers arrested Riesel school district Police Chief Jeffrey Reid McNair on a warrant charging impersonation of a public servant, KWTX reported.

DeSoto residents urge recall of city council member who benefited from husband’s fraud:DeSoto residents are again calling for the ouster of city council member Candice Quarles after records revealed she benefited from her husband’s theft of taxpayer money, The Dallas Morning News reported.

State panel admonishes Harris County judges for denying no-cost bail to the poor: A total of 11 current and former Harris County district judges have been admonished by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct due to complaints they ordered hearing officers to deny no-cost bail to thousands of poor defendants, the Houston Chronicle reported.

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