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Texas Rangers to investigate Temple PD arrest; officers on paid administrative leave

With city of Temple and Bell County having made other headlines in recent weeks, an investigation into the May 18 arrest of 15-year-old Lorenzo Martinez by Temple Police Department officers at a local Wal-Mart will be conducted by the Texas Rangers as per a prepared release read by police spokesman Cpl. Christopher Wilcox at a Keep Reading…

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New Temple Texas PD complaint suggests ongoing questionable force pattern

Government questionably using its power and authority. Between the Obama administration and Benghazi, the IRS and conservative activitists as well as the U.S. Department of Justice and journalists, national headlines are full of disturbing allegations. And such threats perhaps at local levels came to mind with a Temple Daily Telegram article Saturday as what’s becoming Keep Reading…

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Legislators, lobbyist relatives create questions over families and ‘ties that bind’ (TX)

As a hardly dynamic 83rd Texas legislature nears its regular term’s end, the familial connections of legislators and lobbyists are an interesting angle to keep in mind for the post-session analyses that invariably occur. In February, Texas Tribune’s Ross Ramsey provided an overview of lawmaker/lobbyist ties. He noted how in the state capital environment where Keep Reading…

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CSCOPE to discontinue providing ISD lesson plans; other questions still exist (TX)

In an unexpected move Monday, the day the Texas House was scheduled to vote on placing the controversial CSCOPE curriculum management system under State Board of Education (SBOE) control, Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, announced the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC), CSCOPE’s current governing board, has agreed to discontinue production of lesson plans effective Keep Reading…

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Duty to release, dodge of responsibility? Grisham, Travis arrest videos create questions (TX)

Irony with regard to arrest videos showed itself this week after a Bell County judge ordered a release of videos in the C.J. Grisham case while singer Randy Travis has filed a lawsuit against the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office after evidence – including dashcam recordings – from Keep Reading…

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