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A new interactive, online database provides the public full access to records on 6,913 deaths that have occurred in Texas state custody since 2005. The database, launched by The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA), is designed...
Governor Greg Abbott today met with Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner John Hellerstedt to receive an update on Texas’ Zika Preparedness and Response Plan and discuss the next steps in combatting the virus. During the meeting, Governor Abbott was...
Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Tuesday July, 26 at approximately 11:19 am, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K9 partner “Lobos” seized approximately 30 pounds of meth, with a street value of approximately 1.3 million dollars...
Texas leads the nation in the number of law enforcement officers killed with 14 this year, including five recent slayings in Dallas. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reported Tuesday that Texas surpassed its U.S.-leading total of 12 deaths last year. Louisiana...
A Texas judge has dismissed the last remaining charge against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood. District Judge Brock Thomas dismissed the charge of tampering with government records...
Texas' attorney general accepted a $100,000 gift to help pay his own criminal defense from the head of a medical imaging company that his office investigated for Medicaid fraud. Republican Ken Paxton is charged with two felony counts of securities fraud. He is accused of...
With about four months remaining in the 2016 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to evaluate their emergency plans and monitor weather forecasts for potential hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricane season began June 1 and...
A judge says a former Texas death row inmate shouldn't be formally declared innocent of murder even though his conviction has been overturned after a witness admitted lying on the stand. Kerry Max Cook was twice convicted in the 1977 slaying of Linda Jo Edwards in Tyler, about...
Officials have unveiled an overhauled state-run women's health program providing care to low-income Texans - including a renewed push for family planning services once offered by Planned Parenthood. The state created the Texas Women's Health Program in 2013, after the Republican...