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City still waiting to hear from Texas Rangers
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
Nov 26, 2013 | 58 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GOLIAD – City attorney Terry Baiamonte told the Goliad City Council on Nov. 19 that she has not heard from the Texas Rangers about the extent of the state’s investigation of the Goliad Municipal Development District’s lending practices.

As was first reported in the Advance-Guard, the Rangers agreed to investigate the Goliad MDD on Sept. 13 after receiving a request from District Attorney Michael Sheppard.

“I have been in touch with the district attorney,” Baiamonte told the council. “We have had one phone call from a Ranger, I think on Sept. 30. I think he had a brief conversation with (city administrator) Larry (Zermeno), maybe 15 or 20 minutes, and we haven’t heard from anybody since.”

Baiamonte said she has stayed in touch with Sheppard to keep up with the status of the investigation.

“The district attorney has been very cooperative,” Baiamonte said. “He says it’s not something he has total control over. He had last thought there would be somebody here last week, but we didn’t have anybody come in. We have asked if they investigate, that they begin it as soon as possible. We stand as we have all along ready and willing to help.”
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