Texas Inspector General Fired, Eatzi's Expansion, Details on Jordan Edwards Shooting: Your Thursday Evening Roundup

Good evening! Here is a look at the top headlines of the day.👋 Stay in touch: Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here. Texas inspector general fired after revelations he was consulting for Iraqi governmentStuart Bowen, inspector general of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, was fired by Gov. Greg Abbott after news emerged that Bowen was working as a consultant for the government of Iraq and had helped get the country removed from President Donald Trump's travel ban earlier this year. A Texas Monthly reporter made the discovery that Bowen recently was hired as a senior adviser to a Washington lobby firm registered as a foreign agent for the government of Iraq, according to records first revealed by the magazine and later released by the Health and Human Services commission."This was a serious and unacceptable lapse in judgment by Mr. Bowen," Abbott spokesman John Wittman said in an email. "The day the governor was made aware, he took immediate action and asked Mr. Bowen to resign."More Texas politics: The fight over school vouchers finds new life as the Senate reveals tweaks to the House’s school finance bill.Editorial: Donald Trump needs to get out more, and we have a prime opportunity for him right here in Texas. Latest on Ken Paxton: Texas’ attorney general has once again failed to remove the judge presiding over his criminal case.  Continue reading...

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