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Calhoun County superintendent cleared from investigation

July 16, 2014 at 2:16 a.m.
Updated July 17, 2014 at 2:17 a.m.


The Calhoun County criminal district attorney's office determined Wednesday that Superintendent Billy Wiggins did not commit a prosecutable offense, according to a news release.

Five Calhoun County teachers claimed the school district purchased supplemental State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness resources from lead4ward, a company that employs Gayla Wiggins, Wiggins' wife, according to Advocate archives.

After review of the Port Lavaca Police Department's investigative reports, District Attorney Dan Heard did not file criminal charges.

Conflict of interest disclosures are governed by sections 171 and 176 of the Texas Local Government Code. Section 176 requires that a person file a disclosure affidavit within seven days of being notified of a possible violation.

Wiggins filed the required affidavit within seven days after the potential conflict of interest was brought to his attention.

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