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Temple City Council recall petition support likely based on assorted issues (TX)

In the wake of controversy related to Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales, former Bell County employee Mari Paul’s newly-announced petition drive to recall Morales along with Mayor Danny Dunn and the three remaining council members – Tim Davis, Perry Cloud and Russell Schneider -  is creating its own controversy. More importantly, however, it’s generating Keep Reading…

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Temple mayor, city council recall effort announced (TX)

Is Bell County history repeating itself? A Letter of Intent delivered to Temple City Hall Monday informed officials of an effort to circulate recall petitions seeking to remove from office Temple Mayor Danny Dunn, Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales and council members Tim Davis, Perry Cloud and Russell Schneider. Grounds cited include misconduct, malfeasance, cronyism, Keep Reading…

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The hidden truth of probate

The Hidden Costs of Closing an Estate warns to “beware of these not-so-obvious expenses associated with executing a will.” In discussing beneficiaries’ ability to “make things a snap,” it says: Who the beneficiaries are can make things a snap. Or they make cause you to snap. If you have a group of like-minded, reasonable adults, Keep Reading…

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Feds suing ITT Educational Services for predatory student lending practices

Per its website, ITT Educational Services, Inc. “provides accredited, technology-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its ITT Technical Institutes and Daniel Webster College to help students develop skills and knowledge that they can use to pursue career opportunities in a variety of fields.” The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Wednesday announced a lawsuit Keep Reading…

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Dallas City Attorney grilled by councilmembers on transparency, open government issues (TX)

An interesting exchange took place at a recent Dallas City Council meeting. With transparency and open government issues arising in many locales across the state, it’s important to see at least two city council members take to task city staff for questionable practices that could impede the public’s right to know. On The Dallas Morning Keep Reading…

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