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The federal judge who ruled that Texas' foster care system is unconstitutionally broken has been named The Dallas Morning News' Texan of the Year. The newspaper announced Friday that U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack was being recognized because she "punctured our...
A court transcript shows then-Baylor University President Ken Starr circumvented other school administrators to lift the academic misconduct suspension of a football player who allegedly went on to commit three sexual assaults. The Wall Street Journal reports that Starr granted...
Governor Greg Abbott today pardoned the following five Texans recommended by the Board of Pardons and Paroles: Melissa Kay Wade, 42, was sentenced to pay a $100 fine and $60.38 restitution for theft by check in 1991. Carlos Homero Salazar, 32, was sentenced to 12 months of...
FROM AAA TEXAS (Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.06 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is three cents more than last week and 27 cents more per gallon than last year. Of the major...
A grand jury has refused to indict a Beaumont high school football coach who installed a video camera in a locker room in hopes of catching a burglar. Kevin Flanigan has been suspended from West Brook High School since Nov. 22 after school district police found tape from the...
A federal judge says a question remains about whether Texas' removal of a satirical nativity scene from the state Capitol was unlawful. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks is allowing a lawsuit to move forward against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott following last year's removal of a...
The Texas Department of Transportation’s commitment to safety and good roads takes another step forward with three new maintenance contracts and a special school zone in Travis County. The Texas Transportation Commission recently awarded the contracts worth more than $10.1...
A Dallas-area woman convicted of capital murder for the 2010 slayings of her mother and stepfather when she was 12 is being sent to adult prison rather than parole to complete her 20-year sentence. The Dallas Morning News reports that State Judge Andrea Martin agreed with...
Texas has given Planned Parenthood final notice of plans to cut off Medicaid funding, a move that federal judges have so far blocked other Republican-controlled states from making. Planned Parenthood responded Tuesday by saying it will also ask a court to stop Texas from...