Law

(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Texas House Approves Licensed Open Carry Of Handguns

Texas is closer to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House.

04/20/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Lawmakers Work To Shield Suppliers Of Execution Drugs

Alleged threats against execution drug suppliers have Texas lawmakers trying to conceal the identity of those manufacturers from both the public and death row inmates.

04/15/2015

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas Co DA Susan Hawk Makes Changes, Fires Staffer

For the second time in a few weeks Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk has shaken-up her office.

03/23/2015

(credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Member Of ‘Swatting’ Ring Gets 5-Year Prison Term

A 34-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a “swatting” ring that made fake 911 calls to draw special weapons and tactics officers to hoax situations.

01/09/2015

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

District Judge Tosses Open Carry Lawsuit Against City Of Arlington

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor has tossed the lawsuit by Open Carry Tarrant County against the city of Arlington.

01/08/2015

Texas State Capitol

Bill Would Protect Play Guns, Even ‘Pop Tart Guns’

A South Texas lawmaker proposes protecting from school punishment students through fifth grade who use their hands, toys, even food items to mimic guns.

12/02/2014

(credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Puts Texas Abortion Law On Hold

Supreme Court puts on hold Texas law that would close most of state’s abortion facilities.

10/14/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Court Refuses To Reconsider Texas Abortion Ruling

A federal appeals court dealt Texas abortion providers another blow Thursday when it refused to reconsider its previous ruling that upheld one part of tough restrictions that altogether have closed most abortion facilities.

10/09/2014

(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Tough Texas Abortion Law May Head To Supreme Court

Abortion-rights lawyers are predicting “a showdown” at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80 percent of Texas’ abortion clinics.

10/03/2014

(credit: AP Photo)

Appeals Court Lets Texas Enforce Anti-Abortion Law

A federal appeals court Thursday allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America’s second most-populous state.

10/02/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

“Hot Bench” Is Hot

I have been programming TV stations since 1983 and I have seen a lot of shows but I am liking a new first run court show Hot Bench (weekdays 3:00 pm on TXA21)

09/16/2014

(AP Photo/Brett Coomer, Pool, File)

Texas Asks Court To Allow Closure Of Most Clinics

A federal appeals court that has already upheld a Texas law restricting abortions heard arguments Friday about an even tougher part of the same law, which requires all abortion clinics to adopt costly standards mandated for walk-in surgical clinics.

09/12/2014

more