University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa told a Texas House committee that the UT Board of Regents relationship with UT at Austin President Bill Powers had become strained and his negotiated resignation had nothing to their impeachment investigation of Regent Wallace Hall.
The Texas House Select Committee on Transparency in Government Agency Operation asked Cigarroa and the Board Chairman Paul Foster to explain some of the reasoning behind Powers negotiated resignation.
One of San Antonio's most familiar faces will be stepping down from his role at this end of this year.
William McManus will resign from his position as police chief in December to take a job with CPS Energy as senior director of security starting in January.
City Manager Sheryl Sculley hired McManus as police chief eight and a half years ago and was one of her first appointments as city manager. Since McManus isn't from the area, Sculley said him wanting to stay local speaks volumes about the Alamo City.
As many members of the city council submit their letters of interest to the city clerk to be interim mayor, District 9 Councilman Joe Krier released a letter stating he does not want to be considered for the job.
"Having just been elected May 10, I have made a commitment to the residents of District 9 to serve out the remainder of former Councilwoman Elisa Chan's term," he said in his statement.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said the total bill for state-provided border security could run upwards of $50 million. Abbott is gathering this information for a federal lawsuit to recoup those expenses.
Abbott said $50 million is an early estimate that his office is using to weigh a possible legal challenge against the Obama administration should the president refuse to reimburse Texas.
The city of Castle Hills is considering removing VIA and VIA Trans service from it’s city boundaries.
If the Castle Hills City Council approves it, the citizens of the small San Antonio suburb will be able to vote on whether or not to remove VIA from the city. Acting Castle Hills Mayor Timothy Howell, who was placed into the position last week, said he’s not taking a side on the issue yet.
“I think it’s very important that we allow the citizens to decide what they want to do moving forward,” Howell said.