Texas House Passes 'Sanctuary City' Ban With Tough Jail PenaltyThe bill would allow Texas to withhold funding from county and local governments for acting as sanctuary cities — even as the Trump administration's efforts to do so nationally have hit roadblocks.
Texas House Passes Bill To Raise Legal Age To Be Tried As Adult To 18A bill to raise the legal age to be tried as an adult to 18 has passes in the Texas House. Texas is only one of 6 states that still holds 17-year-olds criminally responsible as adults.
Texas Supreme Court Denies Affluenza Boy's AppealAffluenza boy Ethan Couch will remain behind bars after the Texas Supreme Court denies his request to have his two-year jail term invalidated.
Judge Rules Paxton Trial Moved To HoustonThe criminal trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will move to Houston
Court: Civil Rights Law Prohibits Discrimination Of LGBT A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law.
Texas Judge Orders Exxon Mobil Case Transferred To New YorkA federal judge in Texas has ordered a case involving Exxon Mobil and the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York be transferred from Texas to a federal court in New York.
Dallas Woman Sentenced To 60-Years For Deadly Buttocks InjectionsA Dallas salon worker has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after she was found guilty of murder in the death of a woman injected in the buttocks with industrial-grade silicone.
Former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman Charged With Diverting FundsA former congressman from Texas has been arrested and charged with conspiring to collect contributions intended for a charity and diverting them to campaign contributions and personal use.
Federal Judge Puts Trump's Revised Travel Ban On Hold, Government Vows FightA federal judge in Hawaii has put President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on hold
Woman Files Suit Over Arrest In 2015 Waco Biker ShootoutA woman who says she was wrongfully arrested following a deadly 2015 shootout involving bikers at a Waco restaurant has filed a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations and asking for $350 million in damages.
Texas Woman Sentenced To Prison For Voter Fraud Out On AppealA lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas says she's been released as her appeal is pending.
Joe Biden: Attacks On News Media, Courts Are DangerousFormer Vice President Joe Biden defended the courts and the news media, saying attacks against those institutions are dangerous.
Takata Pleads Guilty In Air Bag ScandalJapanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S.
Supreme Court Orders New Hearing For Black Texas InmateThe Supreme Court has ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate who claims improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence.
Texas Splits With Other States To Defend Trump's Travel BanTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed documents asking the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision not to immediately reinstate the ban.