Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Prosecutors were hoping to increase the maximum sentence for an alleged drunken driver who left a Fort Worth boy in a vegetative state. But they left court this week disappointed.
The Texas parole board has started removing the sex offender status from thousands of parolees who’ve never been convicted of a sex crime.
A Texas inmate has been executed for killing a Dallas-area convenience store clerk as part of a shooting spree that he said was in retaliation for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
A Denton County attorney is challenging the way statutory rape cases are tried in Texas courts, and his argument could have an impact nationwide.
In the deeply Republican state that has executed more convicts than any other and the county that has sent the most to death row, an unusual legal proceeding will begin this week: A Democratic judge will hold a lengthy hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty in Texas.