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The Galveston County Daily News : La Marque

August 22, 2014

La Marque

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Former LMISD Police Chief Russel Washington gets $83,000

LA MARQUE — A jury Thursday awarded the former school district police chief $83,236.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
In wake of Ferguson, MO protests Galveston County police, community leaders work on trust
Posted: August 21, 2014

The shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager in Ferguson, Mo., this month has led to weeks of clashes between protesters and police in that city, and a national discussion about the relationship between law enforcement officials and the residents they serve.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Voleyball roundup for Aug. 20, 2014
Posted: August 20, 2014

A look at Tuesday night's volleyball action from across Galveston County.

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Full slate of football scrimmages set for today, Friday
Posted: August 20, 2014

Some local schools will get their first cracks at practicing opposite a different team, while others return for round two in this week’s scheduled football scrimmages.

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Tuesday 08/19/2014
Trustees, former director testify during former police chief’s trial
Posted: August 19, 2014

LA MARQUE — Two school board trustees testified Tuesday about the firing of the district’s former police chief, who has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming he was wrongfully terminated while under indictment on a criminal charge that was later dismissed.

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Monday 08/18/2014
Former La Marque police ISD chief tells court he can’t find work
Posted: August 18, 2014

LA MARQUE — Russel Washington, the former police chief who filed a lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully fired by the La Marque school board in 2010, said he has struggled to find work in law enforcement since his termination and has developed stress-induced illnesses that make it difficult for him to keep down solid food.

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La Marque rescinds recall election
Posted: August 18, 2014

LA MARQUE — Council votes to remove issue after new city attorney opinion

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Tip from a teacher: Study the skills, not the tests
Posted: August 18, 2014

Teach students, not tests, nor books. Nevertheless, we must be mindful of the end result.

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Sunday 08/17/2014
Washington, La Marque ISD wrongful termination case to begin
Posted: August 17, 2014

LA MARQUE — A former school district police chief’s federal lawsuit against the La Marque school district and school board is set to go to trial today.

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