Texas is one of several states refusing to comply with a federal law designed to reduce sexual assaults in prison, with governors criticizing the decade-old law as counterproductive and too expensive to implement.
A 40-year-old Fort Worth man was sentenced to 43 years in prison without parole for molesting two sisters on separate occasions at his home.
A Killeen police officer who was shot while serving a warrant died Sunday from his injuries.
Oak Cliff native Edie Brickell and her husband singer Paul Simon were arrested on disorderly conduct charges over the weekend.
An investigation into nearly a dozen attempted burglaries in Central Texas has led to the arrest of three youths, including a 10-year-old suspect.
Police in Fort Worth arrested Marshall Pittsinger, 31, for engaging in organized crime after he tried to steal gas.
A serial killer was put to death Thursday in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers’ demand that the state release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.
State prison officials have offered scant evidence to support their claim that pharmacies that supply Texas with execution drugs would be in danger of violence if their identities were made public.
Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.
An ex-con is sentenced to 45 years in jail for leading police in North Texas on two wild high speed chases.
Five inmates at an East Texas jail have been hospitalized after smoking a synthetic marijuana cigarette that was smuggled into the lockup.
A 49-year-old Grand Prairie man was sentenced to 60 years in prison without parole for repeatedly sexually abusing a young relative.