Texas judge opens door for widespread constitutional challenges to Gov. Greg Abbott’s border initiative

Texas judge opens door for widespread constitutional challenges to Gov. Greg Abbott’s border initiative A…

Texas sheriff under investigation for routinely seizing cash from undocumented immigrants

Texas sheriff under investigation for routinely seizing cash from undocumented immigrants Search warrants show that…

With questions about omicron’s severity still unanswered, Texas braces for new COVID-19 wave this winter

With questions about omicron’s severity still unanswered, Texas braces for new COVID-19 wave this winter …

More than 100 civil rights groups ask feds to slash Texas funding over migrant trespassing arrests

More than 100 civil rights groups ask feds to slash Texas funding over migrant trespassing arrests …

Hundreds of migrants accused of trespassing languish in Texas prisons. A county judge’s new approach might prolong their detention.

Hundreds of migrants accused of trespassing languish in Texas prisons. A county judge’s new approach might…

Coronavirus shuts down legal proceedings in latest misstep for Texas border crackdown

Coronavirus shuts down legal proceedings in latest misstep for Texas border crackdown Migrants arrested under…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott remains silent on posthumous pardon for George Floyd

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott remains silent on posthumous pardon for George Floyd The state’s parole…

Spared execution once, Texas prisoner Kenneth Foster could face death penalty again after cellmate's death

Spared execution once, Texas prisoner Kenneth Foster could face death penalty again after cellmate’s death …

U.S. Supreme Court justices appear reluctant to loosen restrictions on religious advisers during Texas executions

U.S. Supreme Court justices appear reluctant to loosen restrictions on religious advisers during Texas executions …

U.S. Supreme Court weighs religion’s place in the Texas death chamber

U.S. Supreme Court weighs religion’s place in the Texas death chamber After halting three Texas…

In latest blunder, charges dropped against migrants arrested in Texas governor’s border crackdown because of faulty paperwork

In latest blunder, charges dropped against migrants arrested in Texas governor’s border crackdown because of faulty…

Rejecting claims of innocence, judge says Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed should not get a new trial

Rejecting claims of innocence, judge says Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed should not get a…

Congressional Democrats ask feds to investigate whether Texas migrant arrests violate constitutional rights

Congressional Democrats ask feds to investigate whether Texas migrant arrests violate constitutional rights Under a…

U.S. Department of Justice investigating abuse, mistreatment at Texas’ juvenile lockups

U.S. Department of Justice investigating abuse, mistreatment at Texas’ juvenile lockups The department says it’s…

Texas prosecutor drops charges after migrants claim they were marched to private property, then arrested for trespassing

Texas prosecutor drops charges after migrants claim they were marched to private property, then arrested for…

Texas court orders release of more than 200 migrants imprisoned in Gov. Greg Abbott's border security clampdown

Texas court orders release of more than 200 migrants imprisoned in Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security…

Pasadena double murderer set to die Tuesday evening in third Texas execution this year

Pasadena double murderer set to die Tuesday evening in third Texas execution this year Rick…

Migrants arrested by Texas in border crackdown are being imprisoned for weeks without legal help or formal charges

Migrants arrested by Texas in border crackdown are being imprisoned for weeks without legal help or…

Texas court tosses out conviction, death sentence after discovering a prosecutor also worked for the judge

Texas court tosses out conviction, death sentence after discovering a prosecutor also worked for the judge …

After a Texas prosecutor dismissed dozens of migrant trespassing cases, some men were dropped at a border bus station

After a Texas prosecutor dismissed dozens of migrant trespassing cases, some men were dropped at a…

Texas bill to require cash bail for those accused of violent crimes becomes law

Texas bill to require cash bail for those accused of violent crimes becomes law Senate…

A Texas prisoner wants his pastor to place his hands on him as he’s executed Wednesday. The state won’t allow it.

A Texas prisoner wants his pastor to place his hands on him as he’s executed Wednesday.…

Thanks to local politics and a railroad, rural Kinney County accounts for most of Texas’ migrant arrests

Thanks to local politics and a railroad, rural Kinney County accounts for most of Texas’ migrant…

Texas House advances rewrite of state’s bail system aimed at keeping more people behind bars who can’t post cash

Texas House advances rewrite of state’s bail system aimed at keeping more people behind bars who…

An 18-year-old Venezuelan was among the first set free from Texas’ new jail for migrants. No one knew what to do with him.

An 18-year-old Venezuelan was among the first set free from Texas’ new jail for migrants. No…

The first migrants arrested in Gov. Greg Abbott's border crackdown have served their time. Federal officials will decide what happens next.

The first migrants arrested in Gov. Greg Abbott’s border crackdown have served their time. Federal officials…

Gov. Greg Abbott's border security initiative rolls out with confusion, missteps and a whole lot of state troopers in Val Verde County

Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security initiative rolls out with confusion, missteps and a whole lot of…

Converted Texas prison gets first immigrant detainees as Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security effort ramps up

Converted Texas prison gets first immigrant detainees as Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security effort ramps up …

Surgery kept one longtime Democratic lawmaker from fleeing Texas. He fears missing a moment in history more than arrest.

Surgery kept one longtime Democratic lawmaker from fleeing Texas. He fears missing a moment in history…

To block voting legislation, Democrats put bail bills, legislative funding and other measures in peril

To block voting legislation, Democrats put bail bills, legislative funding and other measures in peril …

House and Senate committees advance GOP bail legislation, as Democrats warn bills could lead to mass detentions

House and Senate committees advance GOP bail legislation, as Democrats warn bills could lead to mass…

Almost 150 guards are staffing an empty Texas prison as state officials work on Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to use it for immigrants

Almost 150 guards are staffing an empty Texas prison as state officials work on Gov. Greg…

Dozens who died in Texas prisons during the pandemic had been granted parole, new report shows

Dozens who died in Texas prisons during the pandemic had been granted parole, new report shows …

Gov. Greg Abbott has lifted almost all Texas pandemic restrictions. But not the one limiting jail releases.

Gov. Greg Abbott has lifted almost all Texas pandemic restrictions. But not the one limiting jail…

GOP priority bail bill appears dead in Texas House after Democrats walk out on voting bill

GOP priority bail bill appears dead in Texas House after Democrats walk out on voting bill …

Texas Senate didn’t pass critical bill needed to keep key state agency alive, potentially forcing a special session

Texas Senate didn’t pass critical bill needed to keep key state agency alive, potentially forcing a…

A year after George Floyd’s murder, only a few of Texas lawmakers’ police reform measures appear likely to become law

A year after George Floyd’s murder, only a few of Texas lawmakers’ police reform measures appear…

Texas Legislature moves on two fronts to prevent state’s largest cities and counties from cutting law enforcement budgets

Texas Legislature moves on two fronts to prevent state’s largest cities and counties from cutting law…

Day after Texas House demands action, Senate committee moves on a few criminal justice reform measures

Day after Texas House demands action, Senate committee moves on a few criminal justice reform measures …

For the first time in more than 40 years, media were not allowed to witness a Texas execution

For the first time in more than 40 years, media were not allowed to witness a…

As Texas prepares to execute Quintin Jones for murdering his great-aunt, his relatives hope for last-minute reprieve

As Texas prepares to execute Quintin Jones for murdering his great-aunt, his relatives hope for last-minute…

Texas senator overhauls House bail bill to keep more people in jail if they can’t post cash bonds

Texas senator overhauls House bail bill to keep more people in jail if they can’t post…

After sweltering temperatures killed Texas prisoners, lawmakers vote to install air conditioning

After sweltering temperatures killed Texas prisoners, lawmakers vote to install air conditioning About 70% of…

Protesters who obstruct emergency vehicles could face felony charges under bill advanced in Texas House

Protesters who obstruct emergency vehicles could face felony charges under bill advanced in Texas House …

Bail in Texas could see key changes under House bill, but some lawmakers still see an unequal system

Bail in Texas could see key changes under House bill, but some lawmakers still see an…

Texas House tentatively passes package of police reform bills, including measure requiring more substantive disciplinary action for police misconduct

Texas House tentatively passes package of police reform bills, including measure requiring more substantive disciplinary action…

Relatives of Texans killed by police hope Derek Chauvin’s conviction will advance the state’s George Floyd Act

Relatives of Texans killed by police hope Derek Chauvin’s conviction will advance the state’s George Floyd…

Texas prisons reverse course, will allow religious advisers in execution chamber

Texas prisons reverse course, will allow religious advisers in execution chamber The Texas Department of…

Texas Senate approves bail bill that would keep more people in jail if they can’t post cash bonds

Texas Senate approves bail bill that would keep more people in jail if they can’t post…

Texas’ highest criminal court tosses death sentence of Raymond Riles, state’s longest-serving death row inmate

Texas’ highest criminal court tosses death sentence of Raymond Riles, state’s longest-serving death row inmate …

Texas investigating allegations that unaccompanied migrant children are being abused, sexually assaulted in San Antonio

Texas investigating allegations that unaccompanied migrant children are being abused, sexually assaulted in San Antonio …

Texas lawmakers advancing bail bills that opponents say do little for people stuck in jail because they're poor

Texas lawmakers advancing bail bills that opponents say do little for people stuck in jail because…

Texas prisons stopped in-person visits and limited mail. Drugs got in anyway.

Texas prisons stopped in-person visits and limited mail. Drugs got in anyway. According to prisoners…

Texas' George Floyd Act seeks to reform violent police behavior. But a sticking point centers on protecting officers from lawsuits.

Texas’ George Floyd Act seeks to reform violent police behavior. But a sticking point centers on…

Texas lifts yearlong ban on prison visitation beginning March 15

Texas lifts yearlong ban on prison visitation beginning March 15 The Texas Department of Criminal…

Texas courts cleared for in-person trials, and local officials will decide whether to require face masks

Texas courts cleared for in-person trials, and local officials will decide whether to require face masks …

Harris County got rid of cash bail for many people accused of minor crimes. GOP lawmakers want to walk that back.

Harris County got rid of cash bail for many people accused of minor crimes. GOP lawmakers…

Texas jails and prisons see brutal cold and overfilled toilets in winter storm

Texas jails and prisons see brutal cold and overfilled toilets in winter storm Texas jails…

Texas’ power grid is stabilizing, but more than 300,000 remain without electricity

Texas’ power grid is stabilizing, but more than 300,000 remain without electricity Jacob Duran warms…

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley retiring months after council members called for his removal

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley retiring months after council members called for his removal Austin…

Gov. Greg Abbott prioritized changing how bail is set. He isn’t addressing people stuck behind bars because they can’t afford to pay.

Gov. Greg Abbott prioritized changing how bail is set. He isn’t addressing people stuck behind bars…

Texas prisons have doled out thousands of COVID-19 vaccines — but none have gone to prisoners who get the virus at high rates

Texas prisons have doled out thousands of COVID-19 vaccines — but none have gone to prisoners…

Feds join political fight over police funding in Austin, even though it doesn’t have Texas’ worst crime increase

Feds join political fight over police funding in Austin, even though it doesn’t have Texas’ worst…

Texas Supreme Court rules Alfred Dewayne Brown must be compensated for his wrongful imprisonment

Texas Supreme Court rules Alfred Dewayne Brown must be compensated for his wrongful imprisonment The…

In rush of federal executions, two men set to die for Texas murders

In rush of federal executions, two men set to die for Texas murders Inside Texas’…

Texas to shutter three more prisons as units face critical staffing shortages

Texas to shutter three more prisons as units face critical staffing shortages A Texas prison.…

Gov. Abbott is sending state police to help combat violent crime in Dallas. A similar effort last year proved controversial.

Gov. Abbott is sending state police to help combat violent crime in Dallas. A similar effort…

In economic crisis, Texas Democrats push to legalize marijuana. Key Republicans likely stand in the way.

In economic crisis, Texas Democrats push to legalize marijuana. Key Republicans likely stand in the way. …

George W. Bush congratulates President-elect Joe Biden on his victory, says the "outcome is clear"

George W. Bush congratulates President-elect Joe Biden on his victory, says the “outcome is clear” …

Nearly 127,000 Harris County drive-thru votes appear safe after federal judge rejects GOP-led Texas lawsuit

Nearly 127,000 Harris County drive-thru votes appear safe after federal judge rejects GOP-led Texas lawsuit …

Texas Supreme Court rejects Republican-led effort to throw out nearly 127,000 Harris County votes

Texas Supreme Court rejects Republican-led effort to throw out nearly 127,000 Harris County votes Voters…

"It’s wholly un-American": Harris County drive-thru voters await court rulings as Texas Republicans push to invalidate 127,000 votes

“It’s wholly un-American”: Harris County drive-thru voters await court rulings as Texas Republicans push to invalidate…

Texas voters have to wear masks while voting despite Gov. Greg Abbott's exemption, federal judge rules

Texas voters have to wear masks while voting despite Gov. Greg Abbott’s exemption, federal judge rules …

Texas counties will be allowed only one drop-off location for mail-in ballots, state Supreme Court rules

Texas counties will be allowed only one drop-off location for mail-in ballots, state Supreme Court rules …

Sick Texans seeking late absentee ballots still need a doctor’s note, Texas appeals court rules

Sick Texans seeking late absentee ballots still need a doctor’s note, Texas appeals court rules …

Order allowing Texas counties to have multiple mail-in ballot drop off sites is upheld, but appeal will likely halt openings

Order allowing Texas counties to have multiple mail-in ballot drop off sites is upheld, but appeal…

Voters in Harris County may continue using drive-thru voting, Texas Supreme Court rules

Voters in Harris County may continue using drive-thru voting, Texas Supreme Court rules A voter…

Federal appeals court says Texas doesn’t have to give geriatric inmates hand sanitizer for now

Federal appeals court says Texas doesn’t have to give geriatric inmates hand sanitizer for now …

Democratic leaders in Congress urge Gov. Greg Abbott to lift limit on mail-in ballot drop-off locations

Democratic leaders in Congress urge Gov. Greg Abbott to lift limit on mail-in ballot drop-off locations …

Texas police officer arrested on suspicion of murder in fatal shooting of Jonathan Price

Texas police officer arrested on suspicion of murder in fatal shooting of Jonathan Price Jonathan…

Federal court orders Texas prison system to provide hand sanitizer for some geriatric inmates during pandemic

Federal court orders Texas prison system to provide hand sanitizer for some geriatric inmates during pandemic …

Texas court tosses death sentence in police killing due to intellectual disability

Texas court tosses death sentence in police killing due to intellectual disability The Texas Court…

Gov. Greg Abbott calls on all Texas candidates to sign pledge against police budget cuts

Gov. Greg Abbott calls on all Texas candidates to sign pledge against police budget cuts …

Gov. Greg Abbott considering legislation to put Austin police under state control after budget cut

Gov. Greg Abbott considering legislation to put Austin police under state control after budget cut …

Report: Harris County’s bail reforms let more people out of jail before trial without raising risk of reoffending

Report: Harris County’s bail reforms let more people out of jail before trial without raising risk…

As Hurricane Laura heads for Southeast Texas, officials scramble to evacuate and shelter people during a pandemic

As Hurricane Laura heads for Southeast Texas, officials scramble to evacuate and shelter people during a…

Texas put hundreds of hours into finding and arresting police brutality protesters. Lawyers call it a “witch hunt."

Texas put hundreds of hours into finding and arresting police brutality protesters. Lawyers call it a…

The only Texas prison reporting zero coronavirus cases is where inmates make soap. But that’s not what’s credited with protecting it.

The only Texas prison reporting zero coronavirus cases is where inmates make soap. But that’s not…

The coronavirus is keeping Texas prisoners who've been approved for parole behind bars

The coronavirus is keeping Texas prisoners who’ve been approved for parole behind bars Texas has…

Thousands of Texas prisoners still have the coronavirus. More than 25% of inmates at four units are infected.

Thousands of Texas prisoners still have the coronavirus. More than 25% of inmates at four units…

Texas is set to execute Billy Wardlow, who was 18 when he killed a man. Experts argue that's too young for a death sentence.

Texas is set to execute Billy Wardlow, who was 18 when he killed a man. Experts…

He was supposed to be in prison less than a year. Instead, he died after catching the coronavirus.

He was supposed to be in prison less than a year. Instead, he died after catching…

Austin police will no longer cite or arrest people for possessing small amounts of marijuana

Austin police will no longer cite or arrest people for possessing small amounts of marijuana …

Austin police will no longer cite or arrest people for possessing small amounts of marijuana

Austin police will no longer cite or arrest people for possessing small amounts of marijuana …

Texas prisons will accept county jail inmates again, three months after the coronavirus halted intake

Texas prisons will accept county jail inmates again, three months after the coronavirus halted intake …

Ruben Gutierrez set to die in Texas' first execution since the coronavirus pandemic hit the state

Ruben Gutierrez set to die in Texas’ first execution since the coronavirus pandemic hit the state …

U.S. Supreme Court rules Texas death row inmate had an ineffective lawyer, orders new review

U.S. Supreme Court rules Texas death row inmate had an ineffective lawyer, orders new review …

Greg Abbott has condemned the death of George Floyd, but he’s been silent on Texas’ recent history of police killings

Greg Abbott has condemned the death of George Floyd, but he’s been silent on Texas’ recent…

Bobby Moore's Supreme Court case changed how Texas defines intellectual disabilities. After 40 years in prison, he's just been granted parole.

Bobby Moore’s Supreme Court case changed how Texas defines intellectual disabilities. After 40 years in prison,…

Inmates report dangerous practices inside the Texas prison with the most coronavirus deaths

Inmates report dangerous practices inside the Texas prison with the most coronavirus deaths Safety measures…

Appeals court tosses order that required face masks, hand sanitizer for inmates at geriatric Texas prison

Appeals court tosses order that required face masks, hand sanitizer for inmates at geriatric Texas prison …

Austin police critically injured a black man during protests against police violence

Austin police critically injured a black man during protests against police violence An Austin police…

As Texas inmates' lawsuit over coronavirus response winds through courts, infections among prisoners surge

As Texas inmates’ lawsuit over coronavirus response winds through courts, infections among prisoners surge Dorm-style…

She walked out of jail into a pandemic. Now she can't find the help she needs to get back on her feet.

She walked out of jail into a pandemic. Now she can’t find the help she needs…

Texas is spending $45 million on new coronavirus tests that prisoners are conducting themselves

Texas is spending million on new coronavirus tests that prisoners are conducting themselves Telford prison…

Texas prisons to begin widespread coronavirus testing for inmates with self-administered tests

Texas prisons to begin widespread coronavirus testing for inmates with self-administered tests Telford prison in…

70% of Texas prisoners tested have the coronavirus. Experts say it's time for more testing and fewer inmates.

70% of Texas prisoners tested have the coronavirus. Experts say it’s time for more testing and…

Texas Supreme Court sides with Abbott after judge halted his order restricting jail release

Texas Supreme Court sides with Abbott after judge halted his order restricting jail release Inmates…

Federal judge orders Texas prison to provide hand sanitizer, face masks for inmates

Texas Department of Criminal Justice William G. McConnell Unit at Chase Field in Beeville. Jennifer Whitney…

Many Texas prisoners have been approved for parole but can't walk free yet. Advocates say coronavirus should change that.

Prisoners work outdoors at the Dr. Lane Murray Unit, a women’s prison that’s part of the…

Texas Supreme Court stays lower court ruling, temporarily reviving Gov. Abbott's order restricting jail release

The Texas Supreme Court on Jan. 15, 2020. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune The Texas Supreme…

Texas prisons won't accept new county jail inmates as coronavirus spreads in lockups

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice William G. McConnell Unit at Chase Field in Beeville. Jennifer…

Court blocks Gov. Abbott's order limiting jail release during pandemic after judges challenged its constitutionality

Inmates at the Harris County Jail in Houston. Michael Stravato A state district judge in Travis…

Texas man set for execution hopes Supreme Court cases will stop his death

Texas man set for execution hopes Supreme Court cases will stop his death William Rayford’s…

Gov. Greg Abbott replaces chairman of Texas Juvenile Justice Department board

Gov. Greg Abbott replaces chairman of Texas Juvenile Justice Department board Gov. Greg Abbott has…