The journey of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance has been long and full of plot-twists—but it could all be over soon.
A Cypress man is accused of paying $5,000 to take a hit out on his wife, and now the state is attempting to seize that money—money that presumably also belongs in part to the woman who was the intended victim the crime.
2014 was a terrible year for the allegedly very racist bar chain.
The controversial abortion law is still not fully in effect—but with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing arguments this week, it’s final fate gets closer.
A Dallas County ADA was arrested for DWI over the weekend. Will Susan Hawk, Dallas’s new District Attorney, use this as an opportunity to differentiate her office from that of her scandal-plagued predecessor?
A surprising number of Texas towns and cities have laws regarding plastic bags, and the one in Dallas might be the least effective of them all.
A surprisingly uncontroversial bill to convert the penalty for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana to a civil offense with a $100 fine may find some success in the legislature.
After An Open Carry Tarrant County Member Was Charged With Shooting Her Husband And His Daughter, All Sides Of The Gun Debate Got Ugly
A 35-year-old Arlington woman was arrested last week for the murder of her husband and stepdaughter, and her political affiliations make this an especially heated case.
At a time when so many questions are being raised about people in the criminal justice system holding their own accountable, this isn’t a great look.
He’s the brashest, most generous, most foul-mouthed trial attorney in the country. And at 89, Joe Jamail can still command a courtroom, mother%*!$#@.
Furry Friday: Humane Society Shows Video of Dog Euthanasia Procedure to Harlingen City Commission to Encourage Spay/Neuter Laws
That is a pretty stark way to get the point across.
It's better to have video evidence than not, but those who present police body cameras as a solution to our national predicament involving police relations need to look at cases from Jasper, Texas, to New York City to see that the problem is more complicated than that.
A mailer sent out during an Austin City Council runoff makes this weird question relevant once more.
Denton's fracking ban is facing constitutional challenges, but other parts of the state are keen to enforce laws of their own against fracking.
The Court of Criminal Appeals Ruled That Police Can’t Take Blood From DWI Suspects Without a Warrant
That could have implications for "no refusal weekend" policies across the state.
The case has sparked predictable outrage.
She doesn't have Ebola.
Police violence toward humans is very much a topic in the news right now, so why does a video of an officer shooting a dog trigger a different sort of outrage?
Houston City Attorneys Subpoenaed Sermons from Pastors They Suspect Fought the Ordinance from the Pulpit
Making a whole lot of people uncomfortable.
Does Wendy Davis’s Ad Cross the Line in Mentioning the Accident that Put Greg Abbott in a Wheelchair?
Davis's latest ad has caused a lot of controversy. Is she wrong in bringing up Abbott's accident?
After the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the injunction issued by a lower court, access to abortion services in Texas are limited to a handful of clinics in just the four largest cities in the state. Is this the new normal?
Every wristband comes with a $30 credit for a service that can't legally be taken to the festival.
The "free range children" versus "helicopter parents" debate continues.
How the small East Texas town of Marshall became a personal hell for some of the country’s biggest high-tech companies.
These days, no matter how much you love pro football, it's hard to like the NFL.
Lightning strikes are basically what people have in mind when they talk about an "Act of God," but it's more complicated than just looking to the sky.
A lot of outcry on the Internet, including a Change.org petition, suggests that ticketing people for giving money to those in need might not be a PR victory.
A controversial rally by the Open Carry Texas group in an historically African-American neighborhood was rejected by community leaders, leading to an indefinite postponement.
Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and the rest of the quasi-legal services that allow everyday drivers to get paid for giving rides to strangers took a big step in Houston last week—and Dallas might be next.
After the Houston Chronicle's shocking and revealing depiction of what can happen with a grand jury, the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice is pushing for change.
The resignation of longtime sheriff Lupe Treviño in March didn't end the funny business in Hidalgo County law enforcement.
Is Texas big enough for two beavers?
The city's controversial bike helmet law now only applies to minors. What does that mean for enforcement?
Spoiler alert: It's gross.
Police shootings rarely result in indictments, and even more rarely see the officers involved convicted of felonies, which makes this incident in Conroe an outlier.
We'll never know who Farrah truly loved, but everybody has agreed that the painting belongs to Ryan O'Neal.
In a strongly-worded letter, the nation's premiere gun-rights organization called out the activities of Open Carry groups in Texas.
Here's what that means—and what it doesn't.
The video proving that Brelyn Sorrells acted in self-defense the night he fatally stabbed another man had been sitting in the prosecution's office for fifteen months.
As the drugs used in lethal injections become more difficult to come by, one state lawmaker in Utah is proposing an old-school replacement: The firing squad. Should Texas consider a similar move?
There’s A Petition To Have The Dallas Judge Who Said That A 14-Year-Old Rape Victim “Wasn’t The Victim She Claimed To Be” Removed From Office
Change.org doesn't seem to change much, but it reveals that thousands of people have a problem with Judge Jeanine Howard.
Sam Wyly v. the SEC.
A Grand Jury Indicted A Retired Austin Police Detective For Killing An Unarmed Black Man In The Line Of Duty
The story of Larry Eugene Jackson, Jr., the Austin man who was killed by police after being suspected of attempted fraud, is moving further along in the justice system.
Not the best way to get yourself a side of fries with that.
The legal status of "disruptive" transportation apps like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar is in question. But as federal judges weigh in on the rules that keep them from operating at full capacity in Texas, the bigger question is whether or not these services meet a legitimate need.
Riding a bike in any Texas city is a dangerous proposition—and it's almost always because of human negligence.
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.
Open carry supporters in Texas have been very active in making their fellow citizens aware of their right to carry long-arm rifles in public—and they took their message to San Antonio Police over the weekend.
A Special Prosecutor Is Investigating Governor Perry’s Decision To Cut Funding To The Public Integrity Unit
Special prosecutor Michael McCrum is "very troubled" about the way the Governor made good on his promise to pull funding for the unit if its head, embattled Travis County district attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, failed to resign her position.
The state, the prisoners who face execution, the attorneys who represent them, and the courts have a lot to figure out, and not a lot of time to do it.