Arrests made in Covington as alleged Meetings Act violations investigated

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 29, 2021 Additional arrests of Covington city employees and council members have been made in recent days as the investigation into alleged Texas Open Meetings Act violations in the city continues. The latest string of arrests came after Covington Mayor George Burnett was arrested by the Hill County Sheriff's Office Wednesday, … Continue reading Arrests made in Covington as alleged Meetings Act violations investigated

Covington’s mayor charged with violation

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 8, 2021 The Hill County Sheriff’s Office arrested the mayor of Covington Wednesday, September 1, after an investigation into an alleged open meetings act violation. George L. Burnett, 72, of Covington was charged with a violation of the Texas Open Meetings act, which is a Class B misdemeanor. According to Hill … Continue reading Covington’s mayor charged with violation