When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. view article arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Todd Wilson, Elementary Principal, Vernon ISD, has been named New Super of Chillicothe ISD.

Dr. Kevin Rogers, COO Lewisville ISD, has been named New Super of Lewisville ISD.

Rob O'Connor, Superintendent, Marble Falls ISD, has been named New Super of Sharyland ISD.

Pedro Martinez, Superintendent, Residence, NV Department of Education, has been named New Super of San Antonio ISD.

John Froussard, Superintendent, Wichita Falls ISD, has been named New Super of Beaumont ISD.


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Vacant Yantis ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services (Temporarily Postponed)INFO
Vacant Kermit ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Garrison ISD; Search by Interim Superintendent, Arnie Kelley and Garrison ISD Board. - Search has been postponed INFO
Vacant Hillsboro ISD; Search by Horn Smith Wood & PrestonINFO
Vacant Levelland ISD; Search by Levelland ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Runge ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant School of Excellence in Education; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.  suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
Vacant Abilene ISD; Search by Waterford School Services, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Burkburnett ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Munday CISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Vacant Alvord ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Fort Worth ISD; Ray and Associates, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Community ISD; Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Dr. Ann Dixon - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
Vacant Queen City ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Roxton ISD; Search by the Roxton ISD Board of Trustees INFO
Vacant Mathis ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Sonora ISD; Search by ESC 15 Vacancy Announcement  Sonora ISD Info INFO
Vacant Yorktown ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Waelder ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Graham ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
Vacant Thorckmorton ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Lamesa ISD; Search by Lamesa ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Lockhart ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Louise ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Hardin ISD ; Search by Hardin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Burkeville ISD; Searcy by ESC 5 Field Services  InfoINFO
Vacant Kenedy ISD; Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Mr. Gary Patterson suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
Lone Finalist Rice ISD - Lynn Jantzen, Superintendent,Dew ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Ferris ISD - James Hartman , Superintendent,Sonora ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services INFO
Lone Finalist Alpine ISD - Rebecca Watley, Director of 588 Special Ed Coop,Region 18 ESC; Search by the Alpine ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Midlothian ISD - Lane Ledbetter, Superintendent,Graham ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & Associates INFO
Lone Finalist Pringle-Morse CISD - Scott Burrow, Director of Special Programs,Tulia ISD; Search by the Pringle-Morse CISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Cameron ISD - Allan Sapp, Moorehead JH Principal ,Conroe ISD; Search by Cameron ISD Board of Trustees, Assisted by Retiring Superintendent, Collin ClarkINFO
Lone Finalist Spring Branch ISD - Scott Muri, Deputy Superintendent ,Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA; Search by Thompson & Horton LLP (David Thompson, Mike Moses)INFO
Lone Finalist Mesquite ISD - David Vroonland, Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston Educational ConsultantsINFO
Lone Finalist Florence ISD - Paul Michalewicz, Asst. Superintendent,Grape Creek ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Midway ISD - Alan Umholtz, Superintendent,Yorktown ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Culberson County Allamoore ISD - Dalia Benavides, Principal North Elementary,Lamesa ISD; Search by Lead Your School InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Erath Excels Academy - Mike Scott, Principal,Santo ISD; Search by Erath Excels Academy Board of Trustees Info No longer taking applications INFO
Lone Finalist Union Hill ISD - Troy Batts, Superintendent,Throckmorton ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Dew ISD - Darrell Evans, Superintendent,Bosqueville ISD; Dew ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Marble Falls ISD - Dr. Chris Allen, Deputy Superintendent,Lake Travis ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Gary Patterson For more info contact suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
Lone Finalist Seguin ISD - Stetson Roane, Superintendent,Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. in conjunction with Dr. Ann Dixon - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
Lone Finalist Progreso ISD - Martin Cuellar, Adult Education Supervisor,Region 1 ESC ; Search by: Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
Lone Finalist ESC XIII Service Center - Rich Elsasser, Deputy Executive Director for Academic Services at Region 13; Search by ESC 13 Board of Directors InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Fruitvale ISD - Rebecca Bain, Curriculum Director,Fruitvale ISD; Fruitvale ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Little Elm ISD - Lowell Strike, Asst. Superintendent,Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & AssociatesINFO
New Super Jacksonville ISD - Chad Kelly, Superintendent,Taft ISD; Search by  TASB ESS Search Team INFO
New Super Walnut Bend ISD - Kelly Carrell, Principal,Miami ISD; Search by Walnut Bend ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Whiteface CISD - Cassidy McBrayer, Asst. Superintendent,Snyder ISD; Search by Ronnie Kincaid, ESC 14 Executive DirectorINFO
New Super Medina ISD - Penny White, Superintendent,Yantis ISD; Search by TASB ESS Search Team INFO
New Super Maypearl ISD - Ritchie Bowling, Asst. Superintendent,Howe ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Brenham ISD - Walter Jackson, Area Superintendent,Alief ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Moulton ISD - Todd Grandjean, Principal,Granger ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Borden County ISD - Billy Collins, Superintendent,Schleicher County ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Plains ISD - Dr. Stephanie D. Howard, Exec. Director for Curriculum & Instruction,Ector County ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
New Super Mineola ISD - Kim Tunnell, Chief Leadership & Performance Officer ,Tyler ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Clarendon ISD - Mike Norrell, Superintendent,Adrian ISD; Search by Clarendon ISD Board More InfoINFO
New Super Red Lick ISD - Nick Blain, Interim Superintendent,Red Lick ISD; Red Lick ISD Board of Trustees  Info BrochureINFO
New Super Moran ISD  - Danny Freeman, Principal of South Elementary,Breckenridge ISD; Search by Moran ISD School Board InfoINFO
New Super West Orange-Cove CISD - Rickie Harris, Asst. Principal,Cedar Hill ISD; Search by WOCCISD InfoINFO
New Super Hempstead ISD - Dr. Angela Gutsch, Superintendent,Queen City ISD; Search by: Walsh Anderson, Gallegos, Green and Trevino, P.C. Info INFO
New Super Santa Anna ISD - David Robinett, Secondary Principal ,Santa Anna ISD; Santa Anna ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Littlefield ISD - Robert Dillard , ​Superintendent ,Munday CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super El Campo ISD - Kelly Waters, Asst. Superintendent,El Campo ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD - Tim Little; Search by O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath AnnouncementINFO
New Super Sharyland ISD - Rob O'Connor, Superintendent,Marble Falls ISD; Search by Waterford School Services InfoINFO
New Super Lewisville ISD - Dr. Kevin Rogers, Chief Operations Officer,Lewisville ISD; Search by Ray and AssociatesINFO
New Super Chillicothe ISD - Todd Wilson, Elementary Principal ,Vernon ISD; Search by Chillicothe ISD Board of Trustees - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
New Super Castleberry ISD - John Ramos, Superintendent,Lamesa ISD; Search by Castleberry ISD Board of Education BrochureINFO
New Super Taft ISD - Jose Lopez, Executive Director for State and Federal Programs,Mission CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Arp ISD - Dwight Thomas, Asst. Superintendent,Arp ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Rising Star ISD

  - Mary Jane Atkins, Retired Superintendent,DeLeon ISD; Search By Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
New Super Marlin ISD - Michael Seabolt, Superintendent,Louise ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Abernathy ISD - Glen Teal, Asst. Superintendent,Andrews ISD; Search by Abernathy ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Hawley ISD - Jimmy Burns, High School Principal,Dimmitt ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultant InfoINFO
New Super Canyon ISD - Daryl Flusche, Administrator,Frenship ISD; Search by Bob Griggs and Associates INFO
New Super Brazosport ISD - Danny Massey; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLCINFO
New Super Highland Park ISD - Tom Trigg; Search conducted by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Brookesmith ISD - Guy Birdwell, Principal,Loop ISD; Brookesmith ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO

Happy 4th of July

July 0209:30 AM

In observance of Independance Day, TexasISD will not post on Friday, July 3. Posting will resume on Monday, July 6. 

Attorney General:  Paxton’s Legal Troubles Grow With Possible Indictment

July 0208:43 AM

Special prosecutors are planning to bring felony fraud charges before a grand jury against Attorney General Ken Paxton, who's hired a former federal judge to represent him. Special prosecutor Kent Schaffer said Wednesday that he and co-counsel Brian Wice are "pursuing an indictment for first-degree felony securities fraud." view article arw

Attorney General Paxton could face first-degree felony case

July 0208:38 AM

The criminal investigation against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has taken a more serious turn, with special prosecutors now planning to present a first-degree felony securities fraud case against him to a Collin County grand jury, News 8 has learned. view article arw

European court to rule on 2004 Russian school hostage-taking

July 0208:38 AM

Reminder: PARIS (AP) - The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to rule in a case brought by nearly 400 survivors and family members of victims of a school hostage-taking in southern Russia in 2004 that left more than 300 dead. view article arw

Colorado Strikes Down a School-Choice Program, but the Case Could Meet a Different Fate at the Supreme Court

July 0208:37 AM

n Monday, the Colorado supreme court struck down Douglas County’s one-of-a-kind voucher program. In Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District, a four-to-three majority found that the program conflicts with “unequivocal language forbidding the State from using public money to fund religious schools.” While a serious short-term setback for school choice, the ruling will trigger an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court that has dramatic First Amendment implications and has every chance of turbo-charging the growth of school-voucher programs. view article arw

TRS to speed up monthly pension payments to more than 365,000 retired public educators and their beneficiaries

July 0208:36 AM

More than 365,000 persons who receive their pension, death and survivor benefits from the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) will soon get their monthly payments on the last working day of the month instead of the first working day of the following month under legislation by Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, which has been signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott. view article arw

Texas DPS will keep pushing for expanded fingerprinting

July 0208:36 AM

AUSTIN — The battle continues over the Department of Public Safety’s desire to take full fingerprint sets of Texas driver’s license applicants.  DPS Director Steven McCraw told the Texas Public Safety Commission that the agency will continue to press for that authority, even after the Legislature this year clarified state law to specify that the DPS could take only prints of thumbs or index fingers. view article arw

TB screenings continue for Clint ISD

July 0208:35 AM

Students who were screened for tuberculosis last week will get their results Monday. For those who could not make it to the screenings, additional tuberculosis testing will take place at the Frank Macias Elementary School Monday and Tuesday. The screening will include about 163 students and eight staff members. view article arw

Overton:  OISD tackles new tax ‘swap

July 0208:35 AM

It’ll be a win-win-win, says Overton ISD Superintendent Stephen Dubose, if a softshoe shuffle with the district’s tax rate pays off this summer. view article arw

Pine Tree football player died Wednesday

July 0208:34 AM

Josh Warren was a junior, and a junior defensive end for the football team, according to the district. The school district released a statement saying Warren was a well-rounded student at Pine Tree. The district says Warren died while away from the school. Warren was a 16-year-old, 6-feet, 2-inch, 196 pound defensive end, who played six varsity football games for the Pirates, according to the statement. view article arw

Schools With Confederate Names Facing Change

July 0208:34 AM

Texas schools named for Confederate leaders could be re-branded soon. Houston ISD officials are already considering it. Is this a rewriting of history? Houston political consultant Mustafa Tameez doubts that. "I don't that there is a movement to water down history," he says. "I think that there is a movement to understand history better." view article arw

Kilgore ISD goes it alone

July 0208:33 AM

Repost!  As far as anyone knows, Kilgore school district just became the first in the state to take back the 20 percent tax exemption on homesteads. In a rare split decision, the Kilgore ISD Board of Trustees voted 5-2 vote to rescind the optional homestead exemption. “If we do this, we’re on our own,” Board President Dereck Borders said during the more-than-an-hour long meeting Monday night. NOTE: The statement that KISD is the first is incorrect.  San Angelo ISD previously did away with their optinal HS exemption.  If anyone knows of others, we'd love to know who they are.  webmaster@texasisd.com view article arw

La Vernia:  Brace for higher school-tax bills

July 0208:32 AM

According to information presented by the La Vernia Independent School District, taxpayers here can expect to see an average increase of $164.59 in their tax bill. This will help to support the district’s 2015-16 budget, which was adopted June 25. The new fiscal year  view article arw

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A Board Member's Role in School Construction

July 17 & July 29

This webinar is free to Eichelbaum Wardell clients. Contact ry@edlaw.com for more information.

This session will introduce board members to their responsibilities in procuring and monitoring construction services. We will cover the basic steps a district must follow to properly procure construction and discuss the fundamentals of preventive construction law – administration through documentation. 

Topics Covered:

Construction Procurement
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The Board’s job during actual construction

Each webinar session will be presented by David P. Hansen.

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Texas Monthly: The Best and Worst Legislators 2015

July 0208:32 AM

The Eighty-fourth Legislature was like a professional baseball team that had just seen many of its starters retire—or not have their contracts renewed by management. In the most dramatic changing of the guard in more than a decade, Texas elected a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, agriculture commissioner, and land commissioner (whose last name happens to be Bush, lest things become too unfamiliar). In the House and the Senate, a number of powerful committees in both chambers had new chairs, including House Appropriations and Senate Finance, which are responsible for the budget. As with any team, there were clutch hits, some dramatic runs, and a couple of embarrassing errors. view article arw

YISD superintendent says management of proposed bond will be different than 2004

July 0208:32 AM

Ysleta Independent School District leaders are counting on voters to pass a bond that would provide nearly one-half billion dollars for renovations, consolidations and new construction at schools across the district. The last bond YISD passed was for nearly $300 million back in 2004, and 11 years later 15 projects are left unfinished. Superintendent Xavier De La Torre said that was a different administration and district leaders are doing things differently this time around. view article arw

Fairtest: Testing Resistance Across the Nation

July 0208:32 AM

When Congress returns from its Independence Day recess on July 7, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up bipartisan legislation to overhaul “No Child Left Behind.” The bill the Senate will consider significantly reduces federal test-based accountability requirements but continues the federal mandate to test every child every year in elementary and middle school. Grassroots pressure on your two U.S. Senators can make the federal government follow the lead of many states in reversing policies that encourage standardized exam overuse and misuse. view article arw

Progreso school district selects superintendent finalist

July 0208:29 AM

PROGRESO — The search for a new superintendent at Progreso school district could be near the end as the district announced a sole finalist on Friday.After several interviews the school board selected Martin Cuellar, who currently works as an adult education supervisor at the Region One Service Center in Edinburg, as the finalist.  “He came in hungry,” board president Juan Ramos said Wednesday. “With the past problems that we’ve had in the district, I felt like he was the one who could get us out.” view article arw

Pecos superintendent finalist for Seguin job

July 0208:29 AM

Stetson Roane, superintendent of Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD, said he has come to terms on a contract to become school chief at Seguin ISD.  Under state law, Roane noted that there is a 21-day waiting period for lone finalists for superintendent’s positions where the district vets the selected candidate and vice-versa. He has not formally resigned because he has not yet officially been offered a job, but if all goes well, Roane said he will be offered a contract with Seguin July 15. view article arw

Fort Stockton:  FSISD bumps salaries up

July 0208:28 AM

The school board approved the superintendent’s recommend salary package at its regular meeting on June 22. Fort Stockton Independent School District (FSISD) Superintendent Ralph Traynham said that district business and finance manager Maria Gomez had surveyed salaries at other school districts in the area. Traynham said raises for the 2015-16 school year average 3 percent, compared to 4 percent last year. view article arw

Celina ISD teachers to receive 5.3 percent pay bump

July 0208:28 AM

Celina ISD teachers will receive an across-the-board raise of 5.3 percent in the 2015-16 school year as part of a $20 million budget approved at the district's June 25 meeting. The budget bumps starting teacher pay to $40,000 per year, not including incentives. Nonprofessional staff will see a 5.3 percent midpoint pay increase. Prior to the increase, beginning teacher pay was $37,500. view article arw

Miller Hired To Replace Popular Frisco High Principal Palacios

July 0208:28 AM

Three weeks after Sylvia Palacios announced her retirement from Frisco Schools, Erin Miller, previously associate principal at Lone Star High School, has been named principal of Frisco High School. Palacios had been reassigned to the dismay of hundreds of students who staged a walk-out of school to show support for her. She filed a grievance but ultimately reached a deal with the district and retired. view article arw

Stephens named new principal of Lufkin High School

July 0208:28 AM

Lufkin ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya Goffney has named Mr. Kurt Stephens as the next Lufkin High School principal. The District announced last month that Mr. Mark Smith is retiring after 10 years of service as the Lufkin High School principal. Mr. Stephens, a Lufkin High School alum, has served the past 15 years in various capacities on the LHS campus from coach to teacher and counselor to his current position as the associate principal. view article arw

Tired of hearing about failing schools? Here are four that work.

July 0208:25 AM

Here are four new profiles of some of the winners in a pilot project calledSchools of Opportunity, which is highlighting schools that are creating healthy environments for students, teachers and staff. Seventeen schools were named as inaugural winners in initiative to identify and recognize public high schools that seek to close opportunity gaps through practices “that build on students’ strengths” — not by inundating them with tests. (You can see the list here.) view article arw

Ohio’s effort to reform its ridiculed charter schools is a big fail

July 0208:25 AM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to officially announce this month that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Don’t expect to hear him tout his state’s charter schools. view article arw

Lawmaker calls for special session on state’s role in marriage licensing

July 0208:25 AM

A Texas lawmaker is calling for a special legislative session in Austin to convene and remove the state from the marriage licensing process following last week'sU.S. Supreme Court marriage ruling.  State representative David Simpson, R-Longview, wants state officials removed from the marriage business, instead allowing anyone, even same sex couples, to manufacture their own marriage licenses. view article arw

Louise ISD trustees to consider personnel, curriculum changes

July 0208:25 AM

Personnel changes top the agenda when Louise ISD trustees convene in a special meeting Thursday. The board will consider “recommendations for moving around and hiring personnel,” Interim Superintendent Lane Jackson said Tuesday.

Community Leader: Richardson ISD board’s agenda focuses on teachers, bonds, summer programs

July 0208:25 AM

Graduation gowns have been relegated to the backs of closets, grass stains are out of field-day shirts and lunch boxes have been put away. The lazy days of summer are upon us. But in Richardson ISD, summer is a time when the hard work of preparing for a new school year happens. view article arw

Property growth brings Celina ISD closer to new elementary school

July 0208:25 AM

If the writing on the wall spells out one word for Celina ISD, it's “growth.” For years, the district has sought to accommodate future enrollment increases with a new elementary school and an additional wing at the high school. Now, thanks to an increase in the district's property valuation, the ball could soon start rolling on either or both plans very soon. view article arw

Mother: My son tested positive for TB

July 0208:25 AM

The El Paso Department of Public Health has tested 146 students at Frank Macias Elementary School in Clint ISD for tuberculosis. Wednesday marks exactly one week since the Health Department sent letters to the homes of 163 students and eight staff members recommending they get tested after an active case of TB was linked back to the school. view article arw

State finds South San mishandled federal money

July 0208:24 AM

South San Antonio Independent School District failed to document and track how it managed its federal funding from 2009 to 2012 and will have to pay the government back nearly $300,000 that appears to have been misspent, district and state officials say. Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra said Tuesday he found no indication of criminal wrongdoing in a report the district received on a lengthy state investigation. But, he said, it was nearly impossible to know where all the federal money went or whose fault it was. view article arw

BISD receives rating on community and student involvement

July 0208:21 AM

The Brownsboro Independent School District recently submitted the results of its community nity and student engagement survey to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) with a district rating ofo “recognized.” nize “The community engagement survey process was very valuable to our district in that it allowed us to share our district successes and challenges with our community and show our story beyond state testing results,” BISD Superintendent Dr. Chris Moran said. Find nearby stories PointsMentioned MapNews Bayou During the 83rd Legislature, House Bill 5 section 46 was enacted. This bill requires each school district to rate itself and each of its campuses in community and student engagement and report the rating to TEA each summer. view article arw

Fort Worth Independent School District Eleven Turf Fields in Full Swing

July 0208:20 AM

For three decades, Dr. Tim Daponte taught the children of Houston ISD  and by all accounts, few if any, did a better job. "I wanted to do something that was meaningful," said Daponte. The Fulbright Scholar with a Ph.D. in physics education was honored time and time again for his excellence within the classroom. view article arw

Fort Bend prosecutor added to truancy court suit

July 0208:19 AM

Fort Bend County's top prosecutor and an assistant district attorney have been added to a lawsuit filed in May alleging that the county has been operating a special truancy court without the proper legal authority and that the Fort Bend Independent School District has been using that court illegally. view article arw