Kristen Lindsey, the Brenham veterinarian who bragged about killing a cat with a bow and arrow on Facebook, is persona non grata on social media now.
Police Officer Lets a Rock-Paper-Scissors Game Determine Whether an Underage Drinking Suspect Will Get in Trouble
Burleson County law enforcement apparently prefers officers use a different standard than rock-paper-scissors when determining infractions.
Lots of bad news—often caught on camera.
A Brazoria County task force executed a 21 Jump Street-style sting in area high schools over the past several months, culminating in the arrests of six students.
Our favorite recent items from the Lufkin Daily News’ police blotter.
But they would—and did—sign Greg Hardy, the great pass rusher, who has a history of domestic violence and who spent the 2014 season suspended from the league. A SXSports panel discusses.
We’re not even a quarter of the way through 2015 yet, and mosques have been burned, loyalty oaths have been demanded, and—in Dallas last week—a Muslim man was shot in the back while watching the snow fall.
Will he be pulled from the bill?
The Harris County State Representative wants to ensure that your DNA matches the gender designation for each bathroom before you go.
A video of a high-speed chase in Dallas that ended with a woman in a minivan beating the crap out of the offending driver went viral last week. But should she have been put at risk by the police chase in the first place?
Quality use of resources there, San Antonio PD.
A byproduct of the movie’s unprecedented success.
A black, transgender woman was murdered in Tyler, which her friends say was a hate crime—but the murder won’t be investigated that way.
Pet owners in the northwest side of the DFW metroplex, be careful.
The six-part documentary by director Andrew Jarecki (“Capturing the Friedmans”) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday.
The Rosenberg Police Department released a particularly sketchy sketch in an attempt to identify the suspect in an armed robbery that took place last week.
An old friend says Houston’s Benthall, the alleged administrator of online drug emporium Silk Road 2.0, is an even unlikelier drug lord than Austinite Ross Ulbricht, who is currently on trial for running Silk Road 1.0. Which is not say that she thinks Benthall is innocent...
The most violent cities in Texas might not be the ones you’d expect.
How would the French cartoonists have done if they’d been armed with rifles instead of pens?
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 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.
Post-Ferguson, post–Eric Garner, post–Tamir Rice, relations between police and the people they’re tasked to protect and serve are especially strained—even as far from where those events happened as Texas.
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.
Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe discusses “Evolution of a Criminal,” a riveting work of self-examination.
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.
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.
A few days later, we're still sorting out what happened and why.
There's a dark side to feel-good crowdfunding.
Guess how well that worked out.
People who paid as much as $3,500 for purebred puppies allegedly found themselves receiving dying animals instead.
Nearly seventy years later, the infamous Phantom Killer attacks may finally be solved. But Texarkana remains as puzzling as ever.
A 23-year-old UT-D graduate at Google allegedly attempted to extort nude photos from his former classmates by posing as a breast researcher.
Olivia Lord told Dallas police officers that her boyfriend put a gun to his head after a drunken argument. Detective Dwayne Thompson couldn’t see how the evidence—or motive—made any sense. How did Michael Burnside die on May 9, 2010?
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?
The law of the land meets the law of unintended consequences.
These days, no matter how much you love pro football, it's hard to like the NFL.
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.
The "handsome mugshot guy" has some competition.
As the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, has escalated, a Houston teen and others turned to social media to wonder how traditional media might depict them if they were shot by police.
The resignation of longtime sheriff Lupe Treviño in March didn't end the funny business in Hidalgo County law enforcement.
Two Years Later, Arrests Have Finally Been Made In The Corpus Christi Shooting Of A Teenage Lesbian Couple
The shooting of Mary Kristene Chapa and Molle Judith Olgin shook the Corpus-area community of Portland, TX in 2012. After two years, suspects have finally been arrested.
The impressive utility of duct tape has long been remarked upon, but please don't experiment with new uses on young children.
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.
Yesterday, when we unveiled the cover of our July issue featuring Rick Perry, we also told you about “The Perry Report Card,” an upcoming magazine feature where, as the title suggests, we graded the tenure of the governor on eight areas of public policy. We invited you to weigh
After Ana Trujillo was arrested in the bludgeoning death of her lover, she hired lawyer Jack Carroll to represent her in what became Houston’s splashiest trial of the spring. Did I mention that Carroll is my brother-in-law? And that the murder weapon was a cobalt-blue, five-and-a-half-inch stiletto?
What's happening out in West Texas?
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.
Scott Catt was a single dad who held up banks to make ends meet. As his greed intensified, he knew just whom to enlist as accomplices: his kids.
And he'll live in Richard Linklater's garage apartment.