Texas Couple Punished Children By Forcing To Brush Teeth With Cat Feces Investigators say a San Antonio-area couple punished their three young children by forcing one to brush her teeth with cat feces, using a shock collar as punishment and beating them with a thorny switch.
Twitter Toughens Abuse Rules And Now Has To Enforce ThemTwitter is enacting new policies around hate, abuse and ads, but creating new rules is only half the battle — the easy half.
Twitter Vows New Crackdown On Hateful, Abusive TweetsTwitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users.
Young Survivor Of Family Violence Moves Forward, Finds Voice In August of 2013, then 14-year-old Storm Malone was shot and left for dead in an attack that claimed the lives of four women-- including his mother and older sister.
18-Year-Old Accused Of Repeatedly Raping 67-Year-Old WomanDallas police arrested a man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a woman over the course of several hours in Lake Highlands. 
Former Maypearl Police Chief Won't Face 2nd Sexual Assault TrialIt appears former Maypearl police chief Kevin Coffey will not face a sexual assault trial in Johnson County.
Former Fort Worth Drama Teacher Sentenced On Child Porn ChargeA 25-year-old man who taught at Southwest High School in Fort Worth was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on a federal child pornography charge.
Texas Couple Accused Of Keeping Adopted Son In Wooden ShackAuthorities have arrested a Texas couple on allegations that they kept their adoptive son in a wooden shack without air conditioning and limited access to food.
Mom Arrested For Messaging On Facebook While Baby DrownedA Parker County mother was on Facebook while her 8-month-old daughter drowned in the bathtub last week, investigators said.
Governor Signs Sweeping Child Welfare Overhaul Into LawGovernor Greg Abbott has signed a trio of new laws meant to improve Texas' troubled foster care system.
Federal Audit Finds More Lapses In Texas Foster Care SystemA federal audit released Tuesday heaped more criticism onto Texas' troubled child welfare system and warned of foster kids potentially put in jeopardy over missed deadlines during abuse and neglect investigations.
Police: Child Sexually Assaulted After Mom Leaves Her To 'Play'Gerardo Israel Strauss, 36, is accused of taking a 9-year-old girl to a back room on several occasions and sexually assaulting her.

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