Week in Review: 11.24.2019

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Week in Review: 11.24.2019

La Vernia ISD superintendent resigns; State agencies lose $24 million in property; New city council fires indicted employees; Victoria Sheriff questions hurricane relief spending; Thousands of cases dismissed in Harris County.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Sunday, November 24, 2019

La Vernia superintendent, facing allegations of touching a student, will resign – La Vernia school district Superintendent Trent Lovette will leave his post effective Dec. 20, KSAT reported.

Texas state agencies report $24 million in property missing or stolen since 2012 – KXAN has found that Texas state agencies have lost track of millions of dollars worth of state property.

Lengthy scandals continue to bring change to Edinburg city hall and courthouse – A new city council majority in Edinburg has begun a wholesale house-cleaning that centers on a still-sitting mayor who faces charges of rigging his own election in 2017.

Victoria sheriff seeks answers on Harvey recovery work – Victoria County Sheriff T. Michael O’Connor is worried that the county hasn’t properly spent recovery money for Hurricane Harvey damages.

Harris County DA calls high number of case dismissals a waste and public threat – Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said the high number of cases tossed out this year is a waste of resources and a concern for public safety, the Houston Chronicle reported.

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