During booms, the Permian Basin sees a rise in prostitution charges. But misperceptions and stereotypes about sex work have led to policies that may actually harm the women involved.
The straightforward circumstances of Jean's slaying proved too difficult for the jury to ignore.
The lawsuit is believed to be the first of its kind involving family separation and suicide.
Can’t afford a lawyer? Don't expect justice.
The growing controversy around Bonnen's quid pro quo is about much more than palace intrigue. Fundamentally, it concerns unethical, possibly criminal, behavior on the part of the speaker.
Congressman Roy and Senator Cruz urged Trump to print the census with a citizenship question despite a Supreme Court ruling. That would’ve been a dangerous precedent.
Despite Representative Celia Israel’s emotional, personal testimony, her bill to curtail the discredited practice has little chance of becoming law.
Big-city prosecutors are now driving the conversation around mass incarceration, and some lawmakers and law enforcement officials just can’t abide that.
The potential legislation would be an example of law's "expressive" power, potentially curbing behavior regardless of how many creeps are prosecuted.
Professor emeritus David Anderson's tribute to the late UT president—his colleague, co-author, and friend for 40 years.
The Legislature remains far from allowing recreational use, but baby steps toward decriminalization could come this session.
A federal judge is the latest to rule the tribe's popular casino violates state gaming laws.
The controversial interim head of the Justice Department is scheduled to be accompanied by U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco in Austin.
A gas station in North Texas is just the latest to pay back what they took from consumers.
Kavanaugh’s decision on the case of an undocumented minor seeking an abortion in Texas is one of their primary concerns.
The funds claim to give a fuller picture of the challenges of abortion access in the state.
A day before Jeff Sessions and Sarah Huckabee Sanders used the Bible to justify separating immigrant families, a resolution from the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas had already contradicted them.
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer talks to Houston’s top cop about the gun debate and his first eighteen months on the job.
"In the military, there’s a sense of camaraderie that can sometimes make people bystanders. Once people see that this kind of treatment is damaging to the group, that’s when they’ll speak up. We have to change it so that people are more embarrassed to stand by and let it happen than they are to stand up and say something."
"After I argued Roe vs. Wade the first time on December 13, 1971, I didn’t know if I was going to win or lose. I thought I’d better run for office to be in a position to prevent the passage of bills that would make abortion illegal or very difficult."
"It’s so important to have a place where people can feel free to bring their issues to someone to investigate, and in a smaller setting, victims really worry about losing their jobs. They worry that nobody will believe them, so they’ll lose their jobs for complaining. They worry that if it does become public, they’ll have to relive the whole experience. They worry about stigma."
"From time to time, you see unfortunate situations where the policy says report to the director of HR, and they have no credibility within the organization, or they are the actual harasser. You need a policy with multiple ways to come forward."
More than two decades ago, Christopher Scott was wrongfully imprisoned for murder. Now he’s devoting his time to help free others.
The documentary, filmed before the Harvey Weinstein allegations, explores gender inequality in Hollywood.
The city’s new police chief explains how she plans to apply the lessons she learned in Detroit to a troubled department.
The attorney general issued the opinion to provide legal options for improving church security in Texas.
Millions of Texans will feel the impact of changes to individual tax breaks, health care penalties, and property tax deductions.
A lawsuit may finally provide an answer.
Pedro Villalobos is a star prosecutor. Gerardo De Loera is a musician. Joseph Ramirez is a tech entrepreneur. They’re young, they’re smart, they make America great. They’re also undocumented. And now, they face being sent back to a place they’ve never called home.
A sudden onset of mental health issues prompted Mostyn to take his own life.
Sally Hernandez, Kim Ogg, and Catrina Shead speak about the importance of working together to protect a city's most vulnerable residents.
Devin Kelley is only the latest mass shooter with a history of domestic violence.
Details continue to emerge about the shooting in Sutherland Springs. Here's what we know so far.
The federal government argued that an undocumented minor did not have the right to abortion while in federal custody.
Meet one of the most dangerous lawmen in town in an exclusive excerpt from James P. McCollom’s 'The Last Sheriff in Texas: A True Tale of Violence and the Vote.'
Domésticas Unidas is leading the charge against the sanctuary city bill in San Antonio.
Alonso Guillen died an American hero—even if many didn’t think of him as an American.
The law’s long legal journey is likely still beginning, but the sanctuary city law's opponents can mark this one down as a win.
ICE and CBP’s decision to continue activities during the hurricane have advocates worried for undocumented immigrants.
A new insurance law taking effect lowers the penalty on insurance companies for slow storm damage payments.
The Texas Lege has provided a temporary fix to a statewide problem in public schools.
A small Texas border town defies a crackdown on immigration.
The Tarahumara of northern Mexico became famous for their ability to run incredibly long distances. Now, they’re running for their lives.
So much for second chances.
A Manor man who left his puppy in the car in a Walmart parking lot is facing Class A misdemeanor charges.
He just wants to rock and roll all night, and hook ’em every day.
A federal court rules that a transgender boy should be able to use the bathroom he identifies with.
Remembering an unlikely, but legendary, criminal defense attorney.
In the turbulent days after a gunman murdered five officers last year, the Dallas police chief was the voice of compassion and unity that the city and country needed. The way he sees it, his entire life had been preparing him for that moment.
Austin’s Brandon Vezmar has found himself an overnight celebrity after a lawsuit he filed because ”men are being exploited by people like the defendant.”