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Texas group helped Russians meddle in 2016 elections, FBI says
 A federal indictment accusing 13 Russians and three Russian entities of plotting to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said the defendants got help from an unidentified “Texas-based grassroots organization.” The defendants, posing online as U.S. citizens to approach a number of political and social activists, were...

Posted: 2 days ago

A federal indictment accusing 13 Russians and three Russian entities of plotting to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said the defendants got help from an unidentified “Texas-based grassroots organization.” The defendants, posing online as U.S. citizens to approach a number of political and social activists, were...
Indictment: Russians got advice from unnamed Texas group
 A federal indictment accusing 13 Russians and three Russian entities of plotting to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said the defendants got help from an unidentified “Texas-based grassroots organization.” The defendants, posing online as U.S. citizens to approach a number of political and social activists, were...

Posted: 2 days ago

A federal indictment accusing 13 Russians and three Russian entities of plotting to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said the defendants got help from an unidentified “Texas-based grassroots organization.” The defendants, posing online as U.S. citizens to approach a number of political and social activists, were...
Pence to tour border, raise money in 2-day Texas trip
 With the Trump administration laying down a harder line as Congress debates immigration policy, Vice President Mike Pence will arrive in Texas on Friday to tour the Mexican border and meet with area law officers. Pence also will take part in fundraising events during his two-day trip, which concludes Saturday in Dallas, as part of a strategy...

Posted: 3 days ago

With the Trump administration laying down a harder line as Congress debates immigration policy, Vice President Mike Pence will arrive in Texas on Friday to tour the Mexican border and meet with area law officers. Pence also will take part in fundraising events during his two-day trip, which concludes Saturday in Dallas, as part of a strategy...
Texas father makes personal plea to spare condemned son’s life
 With his son’s scheduled execution nine days away, Kent Whitaker met Tuesday in Austin with the chairman of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to personally request mercy for the child responsible for ripping his life apart. Thomas Whitaker was sentenced to death for arranging the 2003 ambush that killed his mother and brother and...

Posted: 5 days ago

With his son’s scheduled execution nine days away, Kent Whitaker met Tuesday in Austin with the chairman of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to personally request mercy for the child responsible for ripping his life apart. Thomas Whitaker was sentenced to death for arranging the 2003 ambush that killed his mother and brother and...
Texas father makes personal plea to spare condemned son’s life
 With his son’s execution nine days away, Kent Whitaker met Tuesday in Austin with the chairman of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to personally request mercy for the child responsible for ripping his life apart. Thomas “Bart” Whitaker was sentenced to death for arranging the 2003 ambush that killed his mother and...

Posted: 5 days ago

With his son’s execution nine days away, Kent Whitaker met Tuesday in Austin with the chairman of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to personally request mercy for the child responsible for ripping his life apart. Thomas “Bart” Whitaker was sentenced to death for arranging the 2003 ambush that killed his mother and...
Trump taps Abbott’s top legal adviser for U.S. appeals court
 Gov. Greg Abbott can expect to be looking for a new chief legal adviser for the second time in two months after President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Andy Oldham to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Oldham became Abbott’s general counsel Jan. 2 — replacing Jimmy Blacklock, who was appointed by Abbott to fill a vacancy...

Posted: 6 days ago

Gov. Greg Abbott can expect to be looking for a new chief legal adviser for the second time in two months after President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Andy Oldham to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Oldham became Abbott’s general counsel Jan. 2 — replacing Jimmy Blacklock, who was appointed by Abbott to fill a vacancy...
Disability group threatens to sue Texas over voter registration policy
 Disability rights advocates have accused state officials of violating federal law by declining to help Texans with disabilities register to vote when they receive job training from the state. Unless that policy changes, the state will be sued to force compliance with the law, lawyers for the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities said in a...

Posted: 6 days ago

Disability rights advocates have accused state officials of violating federal law by declining to help Texans with disabilities register to vote when they receive job training from the state. Unless that policy changes, the state will be sued to force compliance with the law, lawyers for the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities said in a...
Disability group threatens to sue Texas over voter registration policy
 Disability rights advocates have accused state officials of violating federal law by declining to help disabled Texans register to vote when they receive job training from the state. Unless that policy changes, the state will be sued to force compliance, lawyers for the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities said in a warning letter sent Monday...

Posted: 6 days ago

Disability rights advocates have accused state officials of violating federal law by declining to help disabled Texans register to vote when they receive job training from the state. Unless that policy changes, the state will be sued to force compliance, lawyers for the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities said in a warning letter sent Monday...
Trump taps Abbott adviser for federal appeals court
 President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Andy Oldham, the chief legal adviser to Gov. Greg Abbott, to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Oldham was named Abbott’s general counsel on Jan. 2, replacing Jimmy Blacklock, whom Abbott had named to fill a vacancy on the Texas Supreme Court caused when Trump named Don Willett to the 5th...

Posted: 6 days ago

President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Andy Oldham, the chief legal adviser to Gov. Greg Abbott, to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Oldham was named Abbott’s general counsel on Jan. 2, replacing Jimmy Blacklock, whom Abbott had named to fill a vacancy on the Texas Supreme Court caused when Trump named Don Willett to the 5th...
After 4th DWI, man argues legal limit discriminates against alcoholics
 After his fourth driving-while-intoxicated conviction in 2016, a San Antonio man tried to overturn his four-year prison sentence by arguing that Texas’ legal limit on intoxicated driving discriminates against alcoholics. >> Read more trending news  Ralph Alfred Friesenhahn argued that the state’s driving limit of 0...

Posted: 6 days ago

After his fourth driving-while-intoxicated conviction in 2016, a San Antonio man tried to overturn his four-year prison sentence by arguing that Texas’ legal limit on intoxicated driving discriminates against alcoholics. >> Read more trending news  Ralph Alfred Friesenhahn argued that the state’s driving limit of 0...
After 4th DWI, man argues legal limit discriminates against alcoholics
 After his fourth driving while intoxicated conviction in 2016, a San Antonio man tried to overturn his four-year prison sentence by arguing that Texas’ legal limit on drunken driving discriminates against alcoholics. Ralph Alfred Friesenhahn argued that the state’s driving limit of 0.08 blood alcohol level ignores the higher tolerances...

Posted: 9 days ago

After his fourth driving while intoxicated conviction in 2016, a San Antonio man tried to overturn his four-year prison sentence by arguing that Texas’ legal limit on drunken driving discriminates against alcoholics. Ralph Alfred Friesenhahn argued that the state’s driving limit of 0.08 blood alcohol level ignores the higher tolerances...
Federal trial to begin on ending statewide election of Texas judges
 Democrats haven’t won an election to the state’s highest courts since 1994, but that record of futility could be broken as a little-noticed lawsuit heads to trial Monday in a Corpus Christi federal court. Filed on behalf of seven Latino voters and an organization founded by the late civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, the lawsuit...

Posted: 9 days ago

Democrats haven’t won an election to the state’s highest courts since 1994, but that record of futility could be broken as a little-noticed lawsuit heads to trial Monday in a Corpus Christi federal court. Filed on behalf of seven Latino voters and an organization founded by the late civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, the lawsuit...
After 4th DWI, man argues legal limit discriminates against alcoholics
 After his fourth driving-while-intoxicated conviction in 2016, a San Antonio man tried to overturn his four-year prison sentence by arguing that Texas’ legal limit on intoxicated driving discriminates against alcoholics. Ralph Alfred Friesenhahn argued that the state’s driving limit of 0.08 blood-alcohol concentration ignores...

Posted: 9 days ago

After his fourth driving-while-intoxicated conviction in 2016, a San Antonio man tried to overturn his four-year prison sentence by arguing that Texas’ legal limit on intoxicated driving discriminates against alcoholics. Ralph Alfred Friesenhahn argued that the state’s driving limit of 0.08 blood-alcohol concentration ignores...
Federal trial on ending statewide election of Texas judges to begin
 Democrats haven’t won an election to the state’s highest courts since 1994, but that record of futility could be broken as a little-noticed lawsuit heads to trial this week in a Corpus Christi federal court. Filed on behalf of seven Latino voters and an organization founded by the late civil rights activist César Chá...

Posted: 10 days ago

Democrats haven’t won an election to the state’s highest courts since 1994, but that record of futility could be broken as a little-noticed lawsuit heads to trial this week in a Corpus Christi federal court. Filed on behalf of seven Latino voters and an organization founded by the late civil rights activist César Chá...
This Texan was known for wit, artistry, and integrity in Texas House
 Neil Caldwell was a member of the “Dirty Thirty,” a bipartisan group that helped oust a scandal-plagued Texas House speaker in 1971, before Caldwell moved on to become a longtime district judge in Angleton and the state artist of Texas. Known for a sharp, plain-spoken wit and a strong streak of idealism during his time in office...

Posted: 11 days ago

Neil Caldwell was a member of the “Dirty Thirty,” a bipartisan group that helped oust a scandal-plagued Texas House speaker in 1971, before Caldwell moved on to become a longtime district judge in Angleton and the state artist of Texas. Known for a sharp, plain-spoken wit and a strong streak of idealism during his time in office...
Abbott calls for crackdown on sexual misconduct, crimes
 Responding to growing reports of sexual misconduct raised by the #MeToo movement, Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a series of proposals that included allowing the Texas Rangers to investigate harassment claims against state officials and creating a “do not hire” list for school employees convicted of inappropriate student...

Posted: 12 days ago

Responding to growing reports of sexual misconduct raised by the #MeToo movement, Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a series of proposals that included allowing the Texas Rangers to investigate harassment claims against state officials and creating a “do not hire” list for school employees convicted of inappropriate student...
Abbott calls for crackdown on sexual misconduct, crimes
 Responding to growing reports of sexual misconduct raised by the #MeToo movement, Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a series of proposals that included creating a “do not hire” list for school employees convicted of inappropriate student relationships and allowing the Texas Rangers to investigate harassment claims against state...

Posted: 12 days ago

Responding to growing reports of sexual misconduct raised by the #MeToo movement, Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a series of proposals that included creating a “do not hire” list for school employees convicted of inappropriate student relationships and allowing the Texas Rangers to investigate harassment claims against state...
Settling lawsuit, Texas agrees to air-condition prison
 Ending a 3½-year legal battle, Texas officials have agreed to air-condition an East Texas prison where heat-sensitive prisoners argued that triple-digit temperatures put their lives at risk every summer, a lawyer for the inmates said Friday. The settlement, hammered out during several intense days of mediation earlier this week, must...

Posted: 16 days ago

Ending a 3½-year legal battle, Texas officials have agreed to air-condition an East Texas prison where heat-sensitive prisoners argued that triple-digit temperatures put their lives at risk every summer, a lawyer for the inmates said Friday. The settlement, hammered out during several intense days of mediation earlier this week, must...
UPDATED: Texas agrees to air condition prison, settling lawsuit
 Ending a 3½-year legal battle, Texas officials have agreed to air-condition an East Texas prison where heat-sensitive prisoners argued that triple-digit temperatures put their lives at risk every summer, a lawyer for the inmates said Friday. The settlement, hammered out during several intense days of mediation earlier this week, must...

Posted: 16 days ago

Ending a 3½-year legal battle, Texas officials have agreed to air-condition an East Texas prison where heat-sensitive prisoners argued that triple-digit temperatures put their lives at risk every summer, a lawyer for the inmates said Friday. The settlement, hammered out during several intense days of mediation earlier this week, must...
Denied in Texas, Rodney Reed asks Supreme Court to allow DNA tests
 With dwindling opportunities to avoid execution, death row inmate Rodney Reed of Bastrop has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow DNA testing on crime scene evidence that defense lawyers argue could establish his innocence. Defense lawyers argued that the state’s highest criminal court, which denied Reed’s request for additional...

Posted: 17 days ago

With dwindling opportunities to avoid execution, death row inmate Rodney Reed of Bastrop has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow DNA testing on crime scene evidence that defense lawyers argue could establish his innocence. Defense lawyers argued that the state’s highest criminal court, which denied Reed’s request for additional...
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