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More Barking about BARC

Posted on · Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Control Department(BARC) continues to be one of the most talked about subjects among local leaders and observers. Today, Houston City Council was supposed to vote on a contract extension for Interim Chief Gerry Fusco. Bill Stamps reports — that vote never happened.

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BARC Culture Labeled “Unacceptable”

Posted on · Houston councilmembers delayed approval of a contract to hire a turnaround agent at BARC. The council also heard from an outside consultant on the culture and perceptions of the city's animal control department. Laurie Johnson reports.

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Crisis at the Dog Pound

Posted on · One of the biggest controversies in Houston City government may also be one of the least publicized. It's over the handling of BARC, the city's animal control agency. Bill Stamps reports — the group is under its third leader this year and his job won't be permanent.