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

Texas Prison Agency Replenishes Execution Drug Supply

Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation’s most active death penalty state can be carried out.

03/25/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Executes Man For Murder, Only 1 Execution Drug Dose Left

Texas has executed a Mexican Mafia hit man convicted of beating and strangling a woman because she didn’t pay the gang’s 10 percent tax on her illegal drug sales.

03/11/2015

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Texas Prison Agency Seeks To Replenish Execution Drug Supply

Texas prison officials are scurrying to find a supplier to replenish a dwindling inventory of execution drugs.

03/09/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Inmate Set To Die Wednesday Wins Reprieve

Texas’ top criminal court called off Wednesday’s scheduled execution of a death row inmate linked to five killings, though attorneys said the court didn’t immediately explain its decision.

01/27/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Arlington Woman Executed For Starvation Death Of 9-Year-Old

A North Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman received a lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her last-day appeal.

09/17/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Executes Man Who Killed Ex-Wife, Her Brother

A man convicted of gunning down his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday evening.

09/10/2014

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

Lawsuit Argues Texas To Use Expired Execution Drug

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution this week contend in a federal lawsuit the sedative intended for his lethal injection is expired and its use could cause him ‘torturous’ pain.

09/09/2014

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

Execution Drug Cost Quadruples For Texas Prisons

The Texas prison agency is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier.

08/15/2014

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

Lawsuit: Controversy Should Delay Texas Execution

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit seeking to delay his execution following a bungled execution in Oklahoma.

05/06/2014

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Texas AG Greg Abbott Faces Death Penalty Choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don’t dare get in the way of either.

04/15/2014

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

Serial Killer Executed With Texas’ New Drug Supply

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.

04/03/2014

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Scant Evidence Of Threats To Execution Drugmakers

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.

04/03/2014

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