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Texas Local News 2020 December 15

Austin City Council & Austin ISD ElectionsAustin runoff election early turnout at 7% heading into election day Dec. 15 https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/election/2020/12/14/austin-runoff-election-early-turnout-at-7-heading-into-election-day-dec-15/ USAU.S. Rep. Kevin Brady signed his name onto a Texas lawsuit seeking to throw out the election results from 4 other states (not Texas). The lawsuit specifically targeted, not the way the elections were conducted …

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News 2020 December 14

TexasDallas, Texas-based Nationstar Mortgage Settles with Attorneys General in 50 States for $8.6MThe attorneys general in all 50 states and the District of Columbia reached an $86.3M settlement Monday morning with Nationstar Mortgage to resolve allegations it violated consumer protection laws.https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/?id=1202483424707 Three indicted in Harris County on allegations of trying to illegally influence state House …

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News 2020 December 13

Spring ISD*Spring ISD board seeks legal advice in special meeting following arrest of trustee Donald Davis https://communityimpact.com/houston/spring-klein/education/2020/12/07/spring-isd-board-seeks-legal-advice-in-special-meeting-following-arrest-of-trustee-donald-davis/ Klein ISDSpring, Klein school notebook: Doug James to remain on Klein school board https://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/champions-klein/news/article/Spring-Klein-school-notebook-Doug-James-to-15751400.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral Lone Star College SystemFormer Klein ISD superintendent elected to Lone Star College System board of trustees https://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/champions-klein/news/article/Former-Klein-ISD-superintendent-elected-to-Lone-15707241.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral *Note: One of Referee PAC’s donors is …

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News Update 2020 December 12th

Houston City CouncilIt’s election day – finally – in Houston District B. Here’s what you should know. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/It-s-election-day-finally-in-north-15795631.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral Houston City Council approves 593-acre Inner Loop TIRZ expansion https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/development/2020/12/09/houston-city-council-approves-593-acre-inner-loop-tirz-expansion/ Pearland City CouncilRunoff ELECTION for two Pearland City Council positions to be held Dec. 15 https://communityimpact.com/houston/pearland-friendswood/government/2020/12/10/runoff-election-for-two-pearland-city-council-positions-to-be-held-dec-15/ League City CouncilVoting for League City City Council, Nassau Bay mayoral …

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Local News 2020 November 15th

Fort Bend ISDFort Bend ISD responds to TEA guidance allowing districts to require low-performing students to learn in person https://communityimpact.com/houston/sugar-land-missouri-city/education/2020/11/15/fort-bend-isd-responds-to-tea-guidance-allowing-districts-to-require-low-performing-students-to-learn-in-person/ Lake Houston Redevelopment AuthorityLake Houston Redevelopment Authority board considers delaying mobility projects to take on Woodridge Village annexation, remediation https://communityimpact.com/houston/lake-houston-humble-kingwood/development/2020/11/13/lhra-board-considers-delaying-mobility-projects-to-take-on-woodridge-village-annexation-remediation/ Friendswood ISDFriendswood ISD officials, parents clash over potential restrictions on virtual learning https://communityimpact.com/houston/pearland-friendswood/education/2020/11/12/friendswood-isd-officials-parents-clash-over-potential-restrictions-on-virtual-learning/ Clear Creek …

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Complaint: Abbott settles scores but the GOP could pay the price

A complaint has been received relative to the details in the following article on the actions taken by Texas Governor Abbott against Texas House District 134 Representative Sarah Davis. Specifically: 1) “The governor even misled Texans about Davis’ actions on disaster relief funding, claiming she tried to remove it from Abbott’s office, when there’s video …

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Complaint: Harris County Criminal Court at Law Number 8 smear campaign

The following complaint was forwarded. Please review. It has come to my attention that the race for Harris County Criminal Court at Law Number 8 has become very contentious between the incumbent, Judge Jay Karahan, and his challenger, Mr. Dan Simons, a former Harris County ADA and currently defense attorney in private practice. Judge Karahan …

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