Nearly 50 Department of Public Safety offices across Texas will open on Saturdays to issue election identification certificates ahead of voting in November.
Unless a federal judge intervenes, the South Texas city of Edinburg could be the first to enforce a new voter ID law next week, and lawyers will likely use the special election to gather evidence to strengthen lawsuits to block it in the future.
Texans applying for a marriage license would have to present photo ID under a bill being advanced in the State Legislature. The bill passed the State Senate on Tuesday.
The family of a 15-year-old student fighting the use of tracking badges in her San Antonio high school is asking a federal court to keep her on campus.
Scientists at the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification in Fort Worth are a part of an investigation that sounds like an episode of the CBS drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
The Justice Department’s civil rights division has objected to the new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas, saying many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification.
A federal jury in Dallas has convicted two men in a $20 million telecommunications scam in which homeless people were paid for use of their identities.