Week In Review: 11.17.2019


Cell phone footage shows Barrientes Vela’s deputies swarming home of political opponentKSAT-TV obtained cell phone camera footage that showed six Bexar County Precinct 2 deputies line up in front of the home of fellow deputy Leonicio Moreno in February and stripping him of his service weapon just weeks after he filed to run against their boss in next year’s election.

Attorney for Fort Worth whistleblowers says city hiding facts in case – An attorney representing former Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald and two computer workers, who were all fired this summer, said the city is hiding facts related to the case, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Houston judge indicted on charges of taking campaign money for personal use – Houston District Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas has been indicted for using campaign funds to pay for her mortgage, private school for her children and for travel and luxury items.

Floresville mayor may have to go to court to fight election day change – The mayor of Floresville is considering legal action after the city council canceled the municipal election set for Nov. 5 and rescheduled it for next May — an action that appears to violate state election law.


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