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With primary ahead, Lehmberg hearing reminds of Forgiveness Doctrine, county officials’ ‘free pass’ for misconduct (TX)

The removal from office hearing of Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg is underway. San Antonio visiting Judge David Peeples is in charge of the proceeding to determine if the April DWI arrest and conviction of Travis County’s top law enforcement official disqualifies her from remaining in office. Meanwhile, the case also today provided a reminder Keep Reading…

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Lehmberg removal from office hearing starts Monday (TX)

Monday morning Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg will be in court for a hearing from which visiting Judge David Peeples is to decide if Lehmberg should be removed from office. Though much of the Austin media is quiet in the lead-up to this hearing, the Austin Chronicle offered this: On Monday, Dec. 9, visiting Keep Reading…

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Bell County taxpayers fund new legalistic game playing (TX)

The 2012 revelation that Bell County taxpayer-funded resources were being used for lunchtime video game sessions hosted by the county attorney’s office and routinely attended by assorted government officials, defense attorneys and law enforcement not only didn’t deter the election of County Attorney Jim Nichols, but the “game on” attitude appears in full swing today Keep Reading…

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Daughter stole life savings of dementia mum leaving nothing left to pay for funeral (UK)

Scheming Jennifer Bailey, 59, treated herself to lavish shopping sprees and expensive holidays – including a trip to Australia – while Mabel Shaw, 81, lay in a care home suffering with dementia. Bailey was eventually exposed by her horrified brother. Over three years, the daughter squandered the huge sum that had been set aside for Keep Reading…

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TxDOT ‘worst habitual toll violators’ list updated

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has updated its list of 25 worst habitual toll violators. State law defines these violators as those who have driven on a toll road without paying at least 100 times over the past 12 months. This listing comes thanks to SB 1792, the bill authorizing TxDOT  to release the Keep Reading…

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