July 31, 2015

State audit reveals former director of justice administration grossly mismanaged collections, cost county taxpayers tens of millions of dollars

 

An audit released Tuesday by the Texas Office of Court Administration shows Galveston County failed to comply with state law requirements for its Collection Improvement Program, resulting in over $56 million in uncollected funds.

 

The county’s program, which is intended to reduce uncollected...

July 22, 2015

 

Elliptical trainers and dumbbells have taken the place of guards and shackles above the 19th St. parking garage in Galveston.

 

For about 20 years the top two floors of the county parking garage housed inmates, but more recently the old jail has been transformed to a free gym for county employees.

 

The perimeter of the 5th floor was originally designed to transport inmates from one side of the jail to another without having...

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