Week in Review: 10.08.2019

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Week in Review: 10.08.2019

Dallas Police Assoc. president under fire; Elsa City Manager pulled opponents arrest records; Texas Association of Counties under scrutiny; Nova Academy CEO on trial for kickback scheme.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Dallas Police Association president dismisses call for resignation in wake of Amber Guyger trial – Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata is adamant that he will not resign in the wake of the sentencing of former officer Amber Guyger, WFAA-TV reported.

Elsa city manager indicted on new charges of records misuse – Elsa City Manager Juan Jose Ybarra was arraigned Wednesday on felony charges of misuse of official information and abuse of official capacity, the McAllen Monitor reported.

Two South Texas counties allege mishandling of Hurricane Harvey claims – Officials in Refugio and Victoria counties are displeased with how the Texas Association of Counties has handled insurance claims in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, with one suggesting the Texas Rangers should investigate.

Trial begins for Nova Academy chief who allegedly got kickbacks for contract – Nova Academy chief executive Donna Houston-Woods went on trial this week for allegedly steering a construction contract to a firm that gave her kickbacks.

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