Week in Review: 10.13.2019

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Week in Review: 10.13.2019

TEA appointed pastor guilty of a VA fraud; Former deputy faces jail time again; Tribune sues over governor's inuaguration; Weslaco paying double for water.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Sunday, October 13, 2019

TEA failed to find federal conviction of man appointed to help run Marlin schools – The Texas Education Agency could have found Eddie Ellis Jr.’s past crimes with three minutes’ work on a federal public records site.

Former Hidalgo County sheriff commander may be headed back to prison – Former Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Commander Jose Padilla may be headed back to prison after violating the conditions of his supervised release, the Progress Times reported.

Texas Tribune sues to discover how $5.3 million in Abbott inaugural money was spent – The Texas Tribune is suing to discover what happened to $5.3 million raised through ticket sales and donations to pay for the inauguration of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

How corruption affects the cost of water in Weslaco – Water was already expensive in Weslaco in 2013 – and then the rates nearly doubled.

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