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With criminal charges pending, Temple mayor pro tem faces removal from office hearing (TX)

Despite facing a criminal misdemeanor charge, Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales earlier this week refused to resign her council position. With that, Temple Mayor Danny Dunn and council members Tim Davis, Perry Cloud and Russell Schneider have scheduled a 5 p.m. public hearing Thursday to consider adoption of a resolution authorizing Morales’ removal from Keep Reading…

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Temple mayor pro tem refuses mayor, council’s resignation request (TX)

A special called meeting of the Temple City Council on Monday addressed “the charges filed by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department against Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales and the impact of those charges on her Council duties.” This video gives a view of the proceeding during which Morales refused to resign despite calls for such Keep Reading…

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Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales facing impeachment (TX)

A public hearing is scheduled 5 p.m. Thursday to address the potential impeachment of Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales. This move comes after an 18-minute special called meeting Monday during which Morales refused to resign despite council members expressing disappointment with the mayor pro tem’s conduct and the impact her controversy has brought to Keep Reading…

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Attorney General Abbott asked for plastic bag ban opinion (TX)

Whether cities can legally ban plastic bags is the subject of a letter sent to Attorney General Greg Abbott by state Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton. “At least nine cities in Texas have enacted bans on plastic bags and adopted fees on replacement bags in recent years. This appears to be in contravention of state law,” Keep Reading…

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With mayor pro tem facing criminal charges, Temple City Council calls special meeting (TX)

What, if anything, will the Temple City Council do at a Monday special called meeting? Will Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales resign after earlier this week being charged with destruction, removal or alteration of public information? How might residents react as the Morales controversy plays out and what impact might that reaction have in an Keep Reading…

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