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A new study concludes that the Texas juvenile justice system's shift away from housing youths in state-run detention facilities has coincided with a sharp drop in crime committed by young people. The report commissioned by Texas and compiled by the Justice Center at the...
The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep and said he wanted to keep his lead appeals lawyer. A change of counsel could complicate an already delayed review process. Nidal Hasan appeared in...
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is planning to formally announce his response to a judge's ruling allowing a felony abuse-of-power case against him to proceed. On Wednesday, Perry will read a statement surrounded by his defense attorneys at an Austin hotel. That comes a day after...
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is planning to formally announce his response to a judge's ruling allowing a felony abuse-of-power case against him to proceed. On Wednesday, Perry will read a statement surrounded by his defense attorneys at an Austin hotel. That comes a day after...
Here in Gustine, population 457, what happens at the schoolhouse affects nearly everyone. And something happened Monday that is causing a big controversy in this small town. "I felt uncomfortable, and I didn't want to do it," said 11-year-old Eliza Medina. "I felt like they...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that three fugitives on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list were captured recently. Paul Ray Bass, 53, was arrested on Jan. 23 in Houston; Derrick Kyle Garton, 29, was apprehended on Jan. 23 in New Boston, Texas...
Houston State Representative Sylvester Turner says he's gotten reports of students washing their clothes and showering in schools and sleeping in store parking lots. His bill calls for a study to be done to identify them and “… to determine what their needs are, whether or...
After pledging in his campaign to fight for open carry of handguns in Texas, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick now says it's not a priority and doesn't have the votes to pass. The issue seemed to be gaining strong momentum for the 2015 session with support from Gov. Greg Abbott...
Texas checked in at No. 11 on the list of states with the highest rates of reported STDs in 2013, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The San Antonio Express-News summed up the rates per 100,000 people for three of the primary STDs...