Week in Review: 10.27.2019

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Week in Review: 10.27.2019

Texas speaker will not seek re-election; SAPD officer faked tickets to meet quota; Scandal delays Lubbock death certificates; Candidate paid teens to slash opponent's tires.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Sunday, October 27, 2019

Bonnen drops out; won’t run for re-election to the House – One week after the release of a secret recording that turned the Texas House against him, Speaker Dennis Bonnen said Tuesday he will not run for re-election to his House seat, effectively ruling out a bid for a second term as speaker.

San Antonio police officer accused of doctoring traffic tickets to get overtime – Allegations that an officer changed dates and times on traffic tickets has led to suspension of a federal grant that helps police enforce traffic laws in San Antonio.

Death certificates being held up by Lubbock ME office controversy – Lubbock County’s new chief medical examiner told KCBD there are 172 local families waiting to receive death certificates in the wake of the scandal that has rocked the county.

Henderson school trustee accused of paying teen to slash opponent’s tires – A Henderson schools trustee may face criminal mischief charges for allegedly paying two teenagers to damage the pickup truck and steal the campaign signs of an election challenger, the Longview News Journal reported.

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