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Attorneys for a teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck say he'll return to Texas from Mexico within weeks. Ethan Couch has been challenging his deportation. But attorneys Scott Brown and Reagan Wynn said in a statement Wednesday that paperwork...
Texas has executed a man convicted of a killing 15 years ago in the state's first lethal injection of 2016. Richard Masterson had claimed the January 2001 strangulation of Darin Honeycutt was accidental and had several appeals before the courts. His last-day efforts to stop his...
Austin businessman, Victor Antolik, was indicted by a federal grand jury for five counts of filing false tax returns and one count of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of the internal revenue laws, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General...
Hector J. Tello of Austin claimed a second-tier Powerball® prize worth $2 million. The ticket was purchased at the Valero Corner Store #1307 located at 4600 W. William Cannon Drive in Austin for the Jan. 9 drawing. Tello’s Quick Pick matched all five of the white ball numbers...
The embattled Livestrong Foundation's president and CEO Chandini Portteus abruptly resigns Tuesday after only nine months on the job. The foundation released a statement saying Portteus cited personal reasons in order to focus on her family. Livestrong's Chief Financial Officer...
A Texas Tech student volunteering for Ben Carson's presidential campaign is killed after a vehicle crash in western Iowa Tuesday morning that injured three others. 25-year-old Braden Joplin of Midland died from injuries he sustained when the van he was riding in flipped on its...
(via Texas Tribune ) When asked Tuesday whether Sandra Bland was at all to blame for a heated exchange with a state trooper during a traffic stop last year, Texas Department of Public Safety director Steve McCraw said officers are responsible for escalations. “It’s always on the...
An 18-year-old woman and her 22-year-old boyfriend have been charged with murder in the death of the woman's newborn daughter, whose body was found hidden in an Abilene home. In a statement Tuesday, Abilene police said they've charged Amber Craker and Damian Cate with murder and...
Lawyers trying to keep a Texas inmate from execution for a slaying the man claims was accidental have filed multiple appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. Richard Masterson's lethal injection Wednesday evening would be the first this year in the nation's busiest death penalty state...