Texas News

Texas' highest criminal court has ruled that drawing the blood of an uncooperative drunken driving suspect in Texas without a search warrant is unconstitutional. Legal experts say the decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals likely invalidates state law that had provided...
The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was fatally shot in the head. Deputies say the boy's 2-year-old sister and a 6-year-old brother were the only other people inside the Katy home during the Tuesday shooting. They say the...
A wayward manatee is receiving medical care in San Antonio after about a dozen people hauled the 1,000-pound animal out of the cooling waters of the Texas coast. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the West Indian manatee was rescued from Trinity Bay near Houston on Tuesday...
A Harris County grand jury has indicted a county investigator accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case. The Houston Chronicle reports jurors on Tuesday found evidence to charge 41-year-old Dustin Deutsch with...
San Antonio police have charged a couple who they say prostituted an underage girl who ran away from home. Officer Douglas Greene says 25-year-olds Tabitha Donabella and Calup Tsandula have been charged with human trafficking. They were arrested Tuesday night. Green says the...
A man whose records show he's been schizophrenic for decades is one week away from execution. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled it lacks the jurisdiction to consider Scott Panetti's request for a stay. His attorney, Katherine Kase, says Panetti was delusional when he...
A judge in Bastrop County this evening has denied a request by Rodney Reed to allow for more DNA testing in the murder of Stacy Stites. Reed is scheduled to die for the crime in January. His Attorney Brice Benjet says they wanted to test items actually handled by the perpetrator...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that three individuals on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list were captured recently. Josue Reyna, 24, was arrested Nov. 18 in Del Rio; Alfredo Rangel, 37, was apprehended on Nov. 20 in Mexico; and Ngoc Van Tran, 44...
An officer's time as a former EMT with MedStar proved useful on November 15 when he found himself assisting in the delivery of a baby on Northeast Loop 820. Officer Robert Scott was helping with traffic control in the 3300 block of Northeast Loop 820 when a man flagged him down...