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Former Central Texas Sheriff's Captain plead guilty to stealing as much as $40,000 from a jail fund that inmates use to make commissary purchases. Forty-three-year-old Katrina Carie Douglas of Temple pleaded guilty to theft by a public servant during a court appearance Wednesday...
On Thursday, State Representative Tony Dale (R-Cedar Park) was appointed by House Speaker Joe Straus to serve on the House Select Committee for Cybersecurity. This Select Committee was created as a result of HB 8 from the 85th session. HB 8 tasks the committee with studying...
A state report has found deficiencies in the operation of the Bexar County jail in the wake of three murder suspects who escaped the facility in March. A report by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards notes that last year "handmade lines" and contraband were found outside the...
Fort Worth police have released body-camera footage and 911 audio following backlash sparked by a bystander video that shows a black man being punched and kneed by officers during an arrest. The initial 50-second bystander video was posted on Facebook by a Dallas-area activist...
A 38-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for looting a Walmart store closed during Hurricane Harvey last year. Thomas Gamelin already was on parole last August for a drug conviction when police driving by the store saw a van that appeared to have been...
Texas is again attempting to expedite the execution process by seeking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' approval to opt in to a federal law shortening legal deadlines and limiting appeals options for death-sentenced inmates. State's Attorney General spokeswoman Kayleigh...
President Donald Trump's announcement that he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border echoes the response of Texas leaders during a surge of Central American children crossing the Rio Grande four years ago. Former Gov. Rick Perry ordered the Texas National...
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.4 billion in March, 7.2 percent more than in March 2017. “Sales tax revenue rose for almost all major economic sectors, indicating growth in both business and consumer spending,” Hegar said. “Receipts...
The discussion about High Speed Rail service in Texas has focused mainly on a Houston to Dallas line which was proposed by Texas central partners, until now... SNCF America says it would like to operate a different High-Speed Rail line that connects Austin, Houston and Dallas...