Texas Observer Story Leads to Resignations, Legislative Action

march 2, 2007  11:20 am
A Feb. 23 Observer investigation detailing a 2005 sex abuse scandal and subsequent coverup at a youth correctional facility in West Texas led to the recent resignations of a charter school principal and the executive leadership of the Texas Youth Commission, the oversight authority for youth correctional facilities, according to the Odessa American. Meanwhile, the Observer reports on its blog that the state legislature is also getting involved, with the Senate voting Wednesday to begin the process of appointing a conservator to oversee the agency while its board and staff executives are replaced.