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Former Service King CFO Sentenced For Embezzlement

An ex-chief financial officer for Dallas-based Service King Collision Repair Centers was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in embezzling nearly $2.5 million in funds from the business and company owner.

04/14/2015

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Judge Denies Request To Let Immigration Action Take Effect

A federal judge in Texas has kept in place a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action that sought to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

04/08/2015

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Judge Replaces Prosecutor For Bernie Tiede Retrial

A Texas judge has appointed a special prosecutor to handle the retrial of the man whose murder conviction inspired the dark comedy ‘Bernie.’

03/31/2015

File photo of Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Prosecutor In Case Against Cameron Todd Willingham Accused Of Misconduct

A prosecutor who handled the case of a Texas man executed for the fire deaths of his three daughters has been formally accused of misconduct over allegations that he concealed evidence during the 1992 murder trial.

03/18/2015

Greg Hardy #76 of the Carolina Panthers  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

NFL Files 2nd Lawsuit Seeking Info From Greg Hardy’s 1st Trial

The NFL has filed a second lawsuit in North Carolina court seeking information from defensive end Greg Hardy’s bench trial last summer in which he was convicted on two counts of domestic violence.

03/18/2015

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Supreme Court: Amtrak Like Gov’t Agency In Helping Set Rules

A unanimous Supreme Court says Amtrak is more like a part of the government than a private corporation when it helps federal agencies craft rules to keep trains running on schedule.

03/09/2015

Eddie Ray Routh (mugshot via Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

Convicted Murderer Routh Moved To Texas Prison Intake Center

Routh was convicted of capital murder in the 2013 deaths of Kyle and Chad Littlefield after jurors rejected his insanity defense. Prosecutors didn’t seek the death penalty.

03/06/2015

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Prosecutors: No Charges For NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch

Delaware prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch following allegations of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend.

03/05/2015

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) looks over the Senate rules trying to figure how to end the Democrats' attempt to defeat the anti-abortion bill SB5 by a filibuster on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Ex-Dewhurst Aide Sentence For Stealing Campaign Funds

An ex-top adviser to former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for stealing $2.5-plus million in campaign funds from the then-powerful Republican.

02/27/2015

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Feds Ask Judge To Lift Hold On Obama’s Immigration Action

The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

02/23/2015

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Condemned Killers In 2 Fort Worth Murder Cases Lose Appeals

Two inmates on Texas death row for slayings in Fort Worth have lost appeals at the U.S. Supreme Court.

02/23/2015

The Texas Democratic Party released this image via Twitter of what they say is  "the first legally married gay couple in Texas" (Image via @TXDemParty)

Gay Couple Marries In TX After License Issued Despite Ban

Two Austin women were married this morning after a Travis County judge ordered the county clerk to issue a marriage license.

02/19/2015

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