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Election ballots will be mailed out Nov. 10-14

October 1, 2014 • Around the State

voteBallots for this year’s CLEAT elections will be mailed out during the week of Nov. 10-14, Ron Martin of the Executive Board’s Ethics Committee said in a memo this week.

Members in Regions 1B, 3B, 5, 7 and 9, which are up for election this year, must return the filled-out ballots with a postmark not later than Dec. 12. The deadline to file was Aug. 1 and only Regions 5 and 9 are contested.

Reminder to CLEAT staff: Do not get involved in Executive Board elections.

University, ISD officers and other ‘state’ officers: Know the truth about your pensions

September 30, 2014 • Capitol Report

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By Chris Jones
CLEAT Training Coordinator

Do some organizations just not really understand ERS, LECOSRF, and Schedule C — or do they just always defend the system?

Another statewide group has posted and e-mailed an article about the pensions of university and school district officers.  It is filled with rhetoric and statements that are just not factual.

The whole tone of the article is “Don’t expect anything better.”  One statement in the article says “anyone who is telling you that you can get into Schedule C or get something similar is just not telling you the truth.”

Isn’t that a defeatist statement?  Continue Reading »

The obituary for Travis County Deputy Jessica Hollis

September 22, 2014 • Around the State

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Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis

Jessica grew up in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from Churchill High School in 1997 where she was a varsity cheerleader. She attended Texas A&M in Corpus Christi and Southwest Texas State studying Marine Biology.

Jessica met her future husband, Ricky Hollis while they were serving as EMTs in San Antonio. They then served together as Paramedics for Calhoun County for 5 years. The couple moved to Austin after being accepted into the Austin Police Academy, and had the distinction of being the 2nd married couple to ever graduate from the Austin Police Academy. Continue Reading »