- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - An Austin-area district has spent $16,000 on an investigation that cleared a trustee in a dispute over two potbelly pigs in a school barn.

The review for the Round Rock Independent School District found no wrongdoing by Terri Romere.

The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/1zZPnzH ) reported Monday that the dispute involved pigs named Pinky and Blacky. The animals spent part of last summer at a high school ag barn.

Attorneys hired by the district, over concerns raised by board member Chad Chadwell, found no evidence that Romere abused her power. The review determined the pigs belonged to one of her real estate clients.

Romere says the pigs were in a pen she pays for and her son used them for an advanced degree project.

Chadwell says he might revisit the issue later.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com

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