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posted on
June 28th, 2011
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Wife of Houston ISD trustees president Paula Harris' campaign manager does $75K in no-bid consulting for HISD

The Houston school system has paid the wife of the school board president's campaign treasurer $75,000 in no-bid work over the last two years as a consultant, arranging classes and after-scho ...

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posted on
June 23rd, 2011
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Texas Watchdog
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Houston ISD tech vendors spent 'significant funds' to entertain trustees Larry Marshall, Manuel Rodriguez, court filing alleges

Vendors selling computer equipment to the Houston public schools spent "significant funds" to entertain school trustees read more about "Houston ISD tech vendors spent..."

posted on
June 17th, 2011
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HISD vendor state Rep. Borris Miles offered trustees all-expenses-paid Costa Rican trip, email shows

A state representative who services the Houston Independent School District's flood insurance policy -- and who is a close friend of two HISD trustees -- offered to arrange an all-expenses-pa ...

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posted on
June 6th, 2011
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Texas Watchdog
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State system for reporting fired cops too lax, former HPD chief says; lawmakers pledge review

The Texas system of flagging problem cops should be tightened, with officer's state records reflecting they were fired as soon as they've gone through their first appeal, former ...

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