Judge rules TEA must pay whistleblower $200K – A U.S. Department of Education administrative judge ruled Friday that the Texas Education Agency must pay more than $200,000 to a whistleblower who was fired after complaining about a multimillion-dollar, no-bid contract that the agency awarded, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
Austin hires investigator to examine alleged racist language by former assistant police chief – An independent attorney will examine allegations that former Austin Assistant Police Chief Justin Newsom regularly used racist language as he ascended through the ranks of the police department, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
Dallas County deputies accused of stealing from Home Depot leveled by tornado – Two Dallas County sheriff’s deputies are accused of looting a local Home Depot store that was destroyed by a recent tornado, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Irving church congregation kept silent about child abuse for six years – Nearly 100 members of the Irving Church of Christ knew for six years that a former parishioner had sexually abused a teenage boy, but they didn’t report the crime to the police. On Wednesday, Shawn Douglas Risener was convicted of the crime.