A surprisingly uncontroversial bill to convert the penalty for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana to a civil offense with a $100 fine may find some success in the legislature.
After eight years of lobbying, the Texas Federation of Animal Care Societies finally got the law in effect.
We take a bold “peeing on the Alamo is bad” stance over here, but given the way the State Jail felony system works, it’s hard to argue that the punishment fits the crime.
On February 3, 2012, Fred Yazdi shot and killed 23-year-old Enrique Recio. In the latest test of Texas’s Castle Doctrine, his trial ended last night with a conviction.
“Revenge porn”—the public sharing of nude photos of someone on the Internet without their permission—isn’t yet illegal in Texas. And after a Houston woman was awarded $500,000 in damages after her ex-boyfriend posted videos and images she gave him to YouTube and elsewhere, it’s worth asking if it needs to be.
According to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Associated Press, Texas is down to its last eight vials of the lethal injection drug pentobarbital—and the Houston-area “compounding pharmacy” that made them wants them back. What happens when the state runs out?