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Trial Of Dad Accused Of Shooting Drunk Driver Who Killed His Sons Raises Issues

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 08.18.2014 | Crime

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — David Barajas denies killing a drunk driver in a fit of rage after his two sons were fatally struck in 2012 on a rural road i...

Family Of 4 Among 6 Killed In Police Chase Car Crash

AP | Posted 08.11.2014 | Crime

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) — A family of four were among six people killed Sunday when a motorist seen driving erratically southeast of Houston fled fr...

David Lohr

Mom Allegedly Admits To Brutal Slaying Of 4-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

Police in Texas say a 25-year-old woman walked into a police station Monday and confessed to killing her 4-year-old daughter. Athens resident Staci...

Texas Massacre Suspect Collapses In Court

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Hous...

Texas Massacre Suspect Allegedly Demanded To Know Ex-Wife's Whereabouts

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up...

Couple Suspected Of Locking Up Son For Years

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A man arrested for burglary in a Central Texas town told police he had been held captive for at least four years by h...

Texas Prisons Feel The Heat As Summer Takes Hold

Reuters | Amanda Orr | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - Texas prisons bought hundreds of fans before the start of summer but the move was not related to a civil rights lawsuit accusing the count...

Amber Alert Issued For Missing 8-Month-Old Girl (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Texas have issued an Amber Alert for an 8-month-old girl who was in a car stolen outside of a Texas gas station, authorities said. U...

Texas Prison Inmates Dying From Summer Heat as Cell Temperatures Exceed 100 Degrees

Ariel Dulitzky | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Ariel Dulitzky

Texas prison inmates spend much of their time locked in enclosed concrete and metal structures, where temperatures often exceed 100 degrees during the summer months.

'Intoxicated' Mom Drove With 6 Kids On Trunk: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.19.2014 | Weird News

Four children were injured — one seriously — when an allegedly intoxicated mother in Crowley, Texas drove with the kids on the trunk of her Chev...

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Setting Boy On Fire As A Teen

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 08.19.2014 | Crime

CONROE, Texas (AP) — The family of a boy who died 13 years after being burned in a gasoline attack will have to wait at least six more months before...

15-Year-Old Boy Sexually Assaulted At McDonald's

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.08.2014 | Crime

A Texas man sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy in the bathroom of a McDonald's, police say. Marques Elder, 29, was arrested on Friday, accused of...

Son Arrested In Wealthy Parents' Mansion Slaying

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.02.2014 | Crime

The 20-year-old son of a wealthy couple found shot to death in their Texas mansion has been arrested on a murder warrant. Ryan Walton, who's being ...

Execution Drugs' Source Can Remain Secret: Texas AG

AP | Posted 05.30.2014 | Crime

DALLAS (AP) — Texas' prison system doesn't have to reveal where it gets its execution drugs, the state attorney general said Thursday, marking a rev...

Man Charged In Woman Slaying Won't Get Bail

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — A Jordanian-born man facing state charges for the shooting death of an Iranian student and women's rights activist has been ordered h...

Teen Faces Life In Prison Over Hash Brownies

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.21.2014 | Crime

A teenager who allegedly made and sold hash brownies could serve life in prison because of the ingredients he used. Officials in Round Rock, Texas,...

Teacher Arrested For Alleged DWI While Driving To School

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.13.2014 | Weird News

A middle school teacher in Humble, Texas has been charged with DWI after authorities said she was swerving all over the road -- while she was on the w...

Vendetta by Microsoft Leads to $11.6 Million Discrimination Verdict

Larry Bodine | Posted 07.12.2014 | Crime
Larry Bodine

When a Fortune 100 corporation pursues an office feud by an employee's ex-girlfriend, the company may get a harsh reprimand, as Microsoft did when a Texas jury found it liable for $11.6 million for employment discrimination.

Gun Used To Kill Prosecutor Found In Lake: Official

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 06.02.2014 | Crime

DALLAS (AP) — A dive team has recovered a weapon from a North Texas lake that authorities say was used in the fatal shooting of a prosecutor last ye...

Jurors See Stiletto Heel In Shoe Stabbing Case

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 04.01.2014 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — A blue suede stiletto heel that prosecutors say a Houston woman used to fatally stab her boyfriend at least 25 times in the face and ...

Man Shot Dead After Trying To Break Up Domestic Abuse

Posted 03.21.2014 | Crime

Witnesses say that a Texas man who attempted to break up a domestic violence incident was shot and killed by the same people he wanted to help. Rub...

David Lohr

Hailey Dunn's Mother Says Waiting On Daughter's Remains Is 'Pure Hell'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.14.2014 | Crime

It has been a year since authorities in Texas located the remains of Hailey Dunn and they have yet to make an arrest or to release the teen's remains ...

Teen Burns Mom's Clothes Because She Wouldn't Fork Over Weed Money: Police

Posted 03.11.2014 | Crime

When a Texas mom refused to give her son money for marijuana, it seems that the boy decided to burn one anyway. Police say that John Carter alleged...

Woman Urinates On Cop And Says It Was Intentional: Police

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.03.2014 | Weird News

Keandra Harrison may have gone out of her way to piss off a Texas police officer by allegedly urinating on him during an interrogation, TV station KET...

Off-Duty Officer Arrested In Prostitution Sting By His Own Force

David Lohr | Posted 01.30.2014 | Crime

A Texas patrol deputy was arrested Wednesday during an undercover prostitution sting being conducted by his own agency. Emmanuel Augustine, 29, a f...