Stories tagged: Texas
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Democrats accuse Texas of voter suppression in schools
Democrats are alleging new attempts at voter suppression in Texas, where the GOP-controlled Legislature’s electoral maps and a strict voter ID law already have been previously struck down in federal …
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 9:05 p.m.
Florida man screams and yells ‘murderers!’ as he’s put to death; Texas commutes inmate’s execution
As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled “murderers! murderers! murderers!” as he thrashed on a gurney as he …
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:40 a.m.
Alabama, Texas, Florida set to hold executions on same night
If executions set for Alabama, Texas and Florida are carried out Thursday as scheduled, it would mark the first time in more than eight years that three convicted killers were …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:52 a.m.
Police: Child, 3 adults shot outside Texas restaurant
Police say a masked shooter opened fire on a group of people outside a restaurant in San Antonio, wounding a 6-year-old boy and three adults.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
One dead, 3 wounded after stabbing at Texas church service
One man has died after he and three others were stabbed during a church service at a private home in Texas, police said Thursday.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
‘This is really going to sound strange.’ Texas house stolen
A Houston couple has reported a house heist – as in, their vacation home was stolen.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
Dallas man executed for killing daughters while mom listened
A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone was put to death Thursday night in Texas.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:49 p.m.
Dallas man to die for killing daughters while mom listened
A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone is looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to spare his …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to stop Texas execution
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday night rejected two appeals from a Texas death row inmate, clearing the way for his execution for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
Road crew uncovers tunnel near Mexico border in Texas
The U.S. Border Patrol says a road construction crew has uncovered an abandoned tunnel in Texas, just north of the border with Mexico.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 5:06 p.m.
Amarillo police investigate theft of 4K antique lighters
Amarillo police are investigating a burglary in which thieves lifted about 4,000 antique lighters.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 10:44 a.m.
Hurricane relief effort led by ex-U.S. presidents raises $41M
A hurricane relief effort led by five former U.S. presidents that included a Texas concert with rock star Lady Gaga has raised more than $41 million.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
Student: Boy arrested in school shooting has violent past
A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate at a Texas high school on Monday had a history of aggressive actions at school, a fellow student said.
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
‘Tourniquet Killer’ executed in Texas for 1992 strangling
Texas carried out the nation’s first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston’s “Tourniquet Killer” because of his signature murder technique …
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 11:41 a.m.
Feds say Texas failed to properly educate disabled students
The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that Texas violated federal law for more than a decade by denying thousands of students with disabilities access to special education services.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Hurricane Harvey survivors feel grief, distress months later
Deb Eberhart couldn’t sleep and was easily moved to tears as she worked to coordinate repairs to her Houston home in the months after flooding from Hurricane Harvey besieged it …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
FEMA sells disaster trailers cheaply despite victim demand
The federal government typically spends up to $150,000 apiece – not counting utilities, maintenance or labor – on the trailers it leases to disaster victims, then auctions them at cut-rate …
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Lack of transparency clouds Texas spending after Harvey
Texas has been awarded billions in federal aid to help recover from Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that followed, but it’s unclear how the state is spending its share …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Rash of retirements triggers Texas political bonanza
An unusual rash of seven congressional retirements is triggering a stampede among ambitious conservatives – and, gasp, even some Democrats – who see a rare opportunity for seizing higher-profile office …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Ex-priest convicted of murdering Texas woman in 1960
An ex-priest was convicted of murdering a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen on Thursday, more than 57 years after Irene Garza went to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
South Texas gets rare snowfall
Frigid temperatures behind a cold front combined with moisture off the Gulf of Mexico have yielded a rare snowfall in many parts of South and Southeast Texas.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Steve Christilaw: Sports have different a meaning across the country
College sports, high school sports – they both have different meanings in other parts of the country.
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Supreme Court lets stand Texas ruling on gay spouse benefits
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits – a potential victory for social conservatives hoping …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
‘Where’s Waldo?’ among list of banned books in Texas prisons
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice provided to the Dallas Morning News the list of banned publications and the more than 248,000 works that inmates are allowed to read.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Texas Rep. Barton, embarrassed by sex scandal, to retire
Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, Texas’ most-senior member of Congress, announced Thursday that he won’t seek re-election after a nude photo of him circulated online and a Republican activist revealed …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Air Force: Several dozen criminal histories not given to FBI
The Air Force said Tuesday that its failure to report the criminal history of the former airman who massacred 26 people at a Texas church in early November was “not …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Advocates say Texas exploiting day laborers after Harvey
Hundreds of day laborers like Guillermo Miranda Vazquez have quietly become an integral part of the recovery from Harvey, toiling in dangerous conditions amid the fear of being picked up …
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott
A woman accused of mailing potentially deadly homemade bombs to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 was arrested, in part, due to cat hair, a cigarette …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Texas trooper killed during traffic stop; suspect in custody
A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop in East Texas on Thanksgiving.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
Texas fires special education director over past allegations in Oregon
Texas has fired its special education director after learning that she had been accused in a lawsuit of trying to keep others from talking about the alleged sexual abuse of …