House panel re­view­ing con­tracts

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

A leg­isla­tive panel is au­dit­ing state con­tracts awarded to some North Texas com­pa­nies. The Dal­las Morn­ing News re­ported Fri­day that one com­pany un­der re­view, by a Texas Trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sion sub­com­mit­tee, owns ve­hi­cles re­cently used by state Rep. Linda HarperBrown of Irv­ing and her hus­band.

Harper-Brown, who has de­nied wrong­do­ing, this week an­nounced that she and her spouse no longer drive a 2010 Mer- cedes E550 owned by Durable En­ter­prises Equip­ment Ltd. Wil­liam E. Brown III does ac­count­ing work for Durable and re­lated com­pa­nies. He had use of the Mercedes and a 2004 Chevro­let Ta­hoe as part of his com­pen­sa­tion. An aide to the GOP leg­is­la­tor, Brian Mayes, said Harper-Brown sought an au­dit. She is on the House Trans­porta­tion Com­mit­tee.

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