April 19


Dining with Doyle

Illustration by Jeremiah TeutschIllustration by Jeremiah TeutschCPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby and other top officials at the City-owned utility raised their glasses last February 21 at Bohanan’s restaurant and bar for a farewell toast to 10-year board member Stephen Hennigan.

The credit-union executive had held on to his appointed post for more than a year after Mayor Julian Castro pushed for his resignation. Castro considered him too close to CPS managers who sparked the controversy over just how much it would really cost to expand the South Texas Project nuclear complex in Matagorda County. But the year-old controversy did nothing to dampen the mood at the farewell party.  

Although they weren't invited, ratepayers footed the bill for the swanky event, which included snapper ($991), ribeye steaks ($743), and $2000 worth of alcohol. CPS also was charged more than $1,100 for people who didn't show up after the utility told the restaurant how many they expected to attend. Grand total to the ratepayers: $7,074.

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