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Attorney General Ken Paxton last night filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas supporting a lawsuit that challenges unconstitutional racial and sex-based quotas for board membership on the State Bar of Texas. Currently, the board of...
A Houston-area man whose life prison sentence for the 1999 killing of his pregnant wife was vacated by Texas' highest criminal court has been freed on bond. David Mark Temple walked out of the Harris County Jail late Wednesday afternoon after nine years in a Texas prison. The...
A kitchen supervisor at a federal lockup in San Antonio has been arrested for trying to smuggle contraband to inmates. Federal authorities say Ray Alexander Barr asked several prisoners at the Central Texas Detention Facility if they wanted contraband in exchange for money...
Texas Army National Guard officials say two crew members aboard an Apache helicopter on a routine training mission have died when their aircraft crashed in Galveston Bay just off the shoreline about 25 miles southeast of Houston. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Glen Webb says names of...
Federal authorities say six people have pleaded guilty in a $2 million bribery scheme involving Mexican officials securing aircraft maintenance and repair contracts with Mexican government-owned and controlled entities. Prosecutors in Houston and San Antonio say charges and plea...
San Antonio police say two Home Depot employees have been hurt trying to halt some shoplifters. One of the workers was shot in the face with a BB gun when he confronted the two thieves. The other has been hurt when she fell during the confrontation Tuesday afternoon. Both have...
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor today with President Barack Obama: “In the 75...
Dozens of Fort Worth and Arlington pastors say the recent arrest of a black mother and her two teenage daughters by a white officer was racist despite other characterizations from city officials. The pastors gathered on Christmas Eve at Beth Eden Baptist Church to ask the black...
Texas lawmakers plan to bring to the floor several bills that would restrict abortions despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last summer that found two provisions of Texas law on the procedure unconstitutional. The Dallas Morning News reports that lawmakers are undeterred by the...