Week in Review: 5.26.2019

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Week in Review: 5.26.2019

Former judge reprimanded for scandals, $100k settlement for false meter readings in Austin, Fort Worth fires police chief, Faculty panel investigates Lamar University.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Sources told KXXV-25 that administrators in the Connally school district in Waco didn’t act for months on complaints that then-assistant principal John Simpson had acted inappropriately with female staff.

An unnamed teacher at South San High School in San Antonio has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly sending nude images of himself to a student at another school.

Lamar University President Kenneth Evans says he will cooperate with an investigation into his administration at the Beaumont school.

Fort Worth City Manager David Cooke announced Monday he had fired the city’s police chief, Joel Fitzgerald, following a series of controversies in recent months.

An investigation found that Killeen city workers don’t regularly inspect fire hydrants in Killeen despite a city ordinance that requires the public works department to do so.

A beauty pageant winner has sued a Texas city over a charge of evading arrest that was later dropped. She was taken into custody following an exchange in which the suit says a police official demanded that she apologize to a local school trustee who she says had used racial slurs toward her.

The state Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that grew from a challenge to the state’s definition of a pickle.

 

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