Mayor says Texas Rangers investigating payroll gaffe

The city is under investigation for overpaying fire department employees, Mayor Waymon Jackson charged Monday.

‘The Texas Rangers are investigating this and Rick, you need to know about this,’ Jackson said. ‘

‘The Texas Rangers, they have been given more information on this today. This mistake was discussed one year ago.’

The city apparently overpaid six paid firefighters for about a year.

City Manager Rick Osburn said the mistake was a ‘clerical error.’

Osburn said the Rangers have not contacted him about the issue.

Police Chief Toney Cowan confirmed that a Texas Ranger recently met with firefighters to discuss the issue.

One or more firefighters apparently contacted Ranger Dominic Zuniga about it.

No charges have been filed and the case is not being investigated by Levelland police.

District Attorney Chris Dennis said his office has not been contacted about the issue.

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