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Thoughts on Texas open government as the sun sets on Sunshine Week

As Sunshine Week comes to a close, this seems a good time to take one more look at a few Texas open government issues around the state of Texas. Earlier this week, Bell County Commissioner Bill Schumann used a tea party open mic forum to address the $50,000 price tag Bell County placed on the Keep Reading…


Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales resigns ahead of removal from office hearing (TX)

Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales resigned her city council position Thursday morning just hours ahead of a hearing scheduled to consider her removal from office. In a formal resignation notice Morales additionally noted her intention to submit a letter of declination as the District 2 officer-elect after the May 10 election. For months, controversy Keep Reading…


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…


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…


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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