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Texas death row prisoner Lester Bower. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

One Of State’s Longest Serving Death Row Inmates Speaks To CBS 11

He’s one of the longest-serving prisoners to sit on Texas’ death row. Lester Bower spoke exclusively with CBS 11 News about a recent Supreme Court decision to once again put his execution on hold.

02/11/2015

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Texas Executes Man For 1996 Strangling, Beating Death

A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.

01/29/2015

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Fort Worth Man On Death Row Loses Supreme Court Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Fort Worth man convicted of killing a 61-year-old grandmother at her Johnson County home nearly five years ago.

01/20/2015

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Harris County Grand Juries Lack Hispanics

A newspaper says Hispanics are so underrepresented in Houston-area criminal grand juries.

12/20/2014

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Federal Courts Asked To Halt Texas Execution

An appeals court is considering whether a condemned Texas killer should be spared Wednesday so he can undergo more mental examinations to support arguments that he’s delusional.

12/02/2014

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Court: Warrant Needed To Draw Blood In DWI Cases

Texas’ highest criminal court has ruled that drawing the blood of an uncooperative drunken driving suspect in Texas without a search warrant is unconstitutional.

11/26/2014

Protesters hold signs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The high court is scheduled to hear arguments on Fisher V. University of Texas at Austin and are tasked with ruling on whether the university's consideration of race in admissions is constitutional. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Won’t Reconsider Ruling In UT Affirmative Action Case

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a recent decision that upheld the use of race in University of Texas undergraduate admissions.

11/12/2014

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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

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Advocates Want U.S. Supreme Court To Block Texas Law

Abortion providers on Monday asked the Supreme Court to block a lower federal court ruling that allowed Texas to enforce tough restrictions effectively closing all but seven abortion facilities in America’s second most-populous state.

10/06/2014

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Man Condemned For 1996 Tyler Slaying Loses Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Texas death row prisoner convicted of the slaying of a Tyler woman at her apartment 18 years ago.

10/06/2014

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

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High Court Refuses To Stop Execution

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to halt the scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing three members of a Corpus Christi family.

04/16/2014

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