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Motives behind those seeking direct vote in Austin, Taylor official in discrimination suit charged with theft, national advocacy group backing sick-leave in Texas

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Monday, October 15, 2018

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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