Week in Review: 12.15.2019

Week in Review: 12.15.2019

South Texas school official charged with bribery; 80% of election websites not secure; VisitDallas names new CEO; Cancer report took months to release.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Sunday, December 15, 2019

Brownsville school board vice president charged by feds with bribery – A Brownsville school district board member has been charged with bribery, KRGV reported.

League of Women Voters says Texas county election websites are not secure – As the 2020 presidential primary approaches, the League of Women Voters of Texas says that nearly 80 percent of county election websites in the state are not secure, KUT 90.5 reported.

Houston neighborhoods more susceptible to cancer get test results four months late – The Texas Department of State Health Services found a cancer cluster in two north Houston neighborhoods, but didn’t reveal the fact to residents for nearly four months, the Houston Chronicle reported.

VisitDallas hires a new CEO from another high-salary agency – The new head of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau is Craig Davis, who since 2012 has served as CEO for Pittsburgh’s convention bureau — an agency that has faced the same issues of lack of accountability and controversial executive pay packages as its Dallas counterpart.


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