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Rep. Joe Driver plans to retire from the Texas House after serving nearly two decades in Austin. (credit: Rep. Joe Driver via Facebook)

Double-Dipping Garland Lawmaker Gets 5 Year Probation

Republican state Rep. Joe Driver has been sentenced to five years’ probation for using taxpayer money in a double-dipping reimbursement scheme.

12/19/2011

Rep. Joe Driver plans to retire from the Texas House after serving nearly two decades in Austin. (credit: Rep. Joe Driver via Facebook)

Garland Lawmaker Pleads Guilty To Felony In Travel Flap

A state representative has pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony charge in a deal that would allow him to avoid jail time.

11/22/2011

Rep. Joe Driver plans to retire from the Texas House after serving nearly two decades in Austin. (credit: Rep. Joe Driver via Facebook)

Garland Lawmaker To Plead Guilty In Travel Flap

A state representative plans to plead guilty to a felony charge that he used taxpayer money to reimburse himself for travel expenses his campaign had already funded. Garland Rep. Joe Driver will enter the plea at a Nov. 22 court hearing.

11/09/2011

Rep. Joe Driver plans to retire from the Texas House after serving nearly two decades in Austin. (credit: Rep. Joe Driver via Facebook)

Driver Won’t Seek Re-Election To Texas House

Rep. Joe Driver plans to retire from the Texas House. The Republican from Garland faces a criminal investigation over travel reimbursements.

10/14/2011

A woman shoots a Glock 27 .40 caliber handgun at a shooting range. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

‘Guns On Campus’ Gets 1st Hearing In Texas House

The Texas Senate passed a guns-on-campus bill in 2009, but it died without a vote in the House. This year, more than half of the Republican-controlled House’s 150 members have signed on as co-authors of one of the bills, and the issue is supported by Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

03/16/2011

Republican Rep. Dan Flynn, who serves Hunt, Rains and Van Zandt Counties, during a campaign stop. (credit: daflynn.com)

Lawmaker To Audit Travel Spending

Rep. Dan Flynn, a Republican serving House District 2 which includes Hunt, Rains and Van Zandt Counties, says he will audit his own spending habits after being questioned about his travel expenses.

CBSDFW.COM–12/08/2010

Rep. Joe Driver, R - Garland. (Credit: Facebook)

Probe Of Double Dipping Garland Lawmaker Intensifies

Texas prosecutors are stepping up their investigation of a lawmaker who admitted he pocketed thousands of dollars in state travel reimbursements, just as officials are laying out plans to tighten ethics rules at the Capitol.

CBSDFW.COM–11/30/2010

Did Representative Break Ethics Laws?

An Associated Press investigation claims Republican State Representative Joe Driver from Garland double dipped on travel expenses. 

08/17/2010