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6 Investigates follows up: More pushback on tennis center contracts

Posted: 3:43 PM, Feb 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-25 20:17:21-05

City leaders continue questioning a proposed, five-year, six-figure commitment to a pair of management contracts at the H-E-B and Al Kruse tennis centers.

6 Investigates uncovered several problems with the way those centers have been managed, in the past, including lax accounting controls and a lack of oversight.  A city audit later confirmed those findings and now, new contracts with tighter controls are being proposed.

But at least one city council member tells 6 Investigates he’s not comfortable with making a long-term commitment to the contractors, who are Sweet Spot Tennis at H-E-B and Love Tennis and Education at Al Kruse.

“Really not sure how it’s going to work either for us or the contractor. so I’d like to see a shorter length to see how it works out,” says Council District 2 representative Ben Molina. 

Molina says he’s going to ask that the contracts – which come before the council for approval, tomorrow – be adjusted to one-year deals.