Rodney Reed execution

Rodney Reed execution stopped by Texas court

Rodney Reed was scheduled to be executed Wednesday.  YouTube screenshot Texas' highest criminal court halted Rodney Reed's...
Odessa mass shooting

Texas mass shootings: committee talks mental illness

A person attending a vigil for Leilah Hernandez, one of the victims of the shootings in Odessa and Midland, lights a...

Counties and Voters Evaluate Need for Constables in Modern Era

As many states and counties around the nation reconsider the scope and validity of the constable, Texas has held firm in retaining...
Texas constables

Texas Constables under review

As many states and counties around the nation reconsider the scope and validity of the constable, Texas has held firm in retaining...

Texas mass violence committee talks video games and masks, again

A Texas mass violence committee held a hearing in Austin on Oct. 30. The Texas Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence...
Dallas tornado

Dallas tornadoes caused $2 billion in damages

The Dallas tornadoes caused millions of dollars in destruction. FEMA inspectors are in the Dallas area assessing damage from the Oct. 21...

Bill to End Rape Kit Backlog Gets Tentative Approval from House

On Wednesday, the Texas House unanimously approved House Bill 8, authored by Rep. Victoria Neave (D-Dallas), which seeks to end the rape kit backlog...

Texas schools get an ‘F’ for lead levels in drinking water

Some Texas schools have toxic drinking water. The Texas Public Interest Research Group and Environment Texas Research and Policy Center recently issued...

After El Paso: Mexico plans anti-U.S. white supremacy summit

People gather Aug. 15, 2019, at a makeshift memorial honoring victims of the mass shooting in El Paso. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Texas mass violence

Senate Mass Violence Committee Will Investigate Masks and Video Games

After weeks of principled inaction, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s  Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety will hold its...

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