An inmate held in a Texas jail on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer was "inadvertently" released Tuesday, according to the county sheriff, who said police had no authority to rearrest the man.
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Texas border officials announced the launch of the nation’s first-of-its-kind law enforcement unit aimed at thwarting human trafficking in the Rio Grande Valley.
A previously deported illegal immigrant accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old was allegedly attempting to flee the United States to Mexico at the time of his apprehension Saturday, say police in Montgomery County, Texas.
Five Mexican nationals, members of a notorious international criminal enterprise that forced young women and underage girls from Mexico and Central America into prostitution in the United States, received stiff prison sentences.
In a year fraught with voter fraud allegations, many of which resulted in prosecutions across Texas, counties along the Mexican border stood out as hotbeds for investigative activities.
A Texas man, lured by the promise of fast money and a free car, faces federal prison on drug smuggling charges after answering a Facebook ad that sought drivers to travel between the United States and Mexico.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, challenging a state law which requires government contractors to verify they do not and will not boycott Israel.
A megachurch pastor is under fire for buying his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini, which he recently announced over social media to celebrate the couple's eighth wedding anniversary.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Monday that personnel from their Civil Rights Division will "monitor compliance with federal voting rights laws" at polling places in 35 jurisdictions across 19 states to ensure the integrity of the midterm elections against "fraud," said U.S.
The University of Texas at Austin says the program they halted last spring following criticism it treated masculinity as toxic and as a "mental health issue" is back, re-branded, and determined to uphold its original intent to "engage men in discussions about masculinity as one tool to prevent violence.
Port Barre police say a 25-year-old Louisiana substitute teacher was caught on camera having sex with a 10th grade male student. The couple allegedly skipped out on a high school pep rally for sex in a classroom.
A former Texas teacher, accused of having an improper relationship with a female high school student, described the sexual misstep as a "moment of weakness," according to the probable cause affidavit in this case.
A former Texas kindergarten teacher received a 40 year sentence in state prison for molesting children in his classroom, specifically a six-year-old girl last year.
Three North Texas cities topped the list of the nation’s best real estate markets to buy a home in 2018, according to a new report by WalletHub.
A Texas high school teacher, who admitted to having sex and smoking marijuana with a 15-year-old male student, broke down in tears on Thursday when she was sentenced to serve eight years in prison.
The number of Texas teachers accused of sexual misconduct with students soared for the 10th consecutive academic year, resulting in a staggering 429 investigations opened by education officials in 2017-18.
A North Texas teacher’s aide was sentenced to 60 years in prison with no chance of parole for repeatedly raping an 11-year-old boy in the same school district.
The Fort Worth Independent School District issued a national anthem protest policy for student athletes who prefer to kneel at high school sporting events.
Three Texas high school students were arrested Wednesday after classmates said they overheard a conversation in which the male teens allegedly discussed coordinating a school shooting that involved explosives.
A South Texas woman will serve 18 months in federal prison for biting a United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer during an inspection in January.
Magnify Money, a consumer finance website, released a new study this week that found Texas dominated the list of U.S. "boomtowns" and Austin scored the top spot.
A convicted Texas pimp who operated out of the Fort Worth area will spend the rest of his life in federal prison for the sex trafficking of underage girls.
A waitress at a Texas restaurant claimed that an area law enforcement employee scribbled a racial slur against Hispanics on a meal receipt. However, a county sheriff's immediate investigation revealed the whole thing was a hate hoax.
Two former detention guards were indicted for their alleged roles in an attempted scheme to smuggle methamphetamine to inmates at a Texas jail, according to federal officials.
A Texas school district hopes to incorporate facial recognition technology and tracking software into its current security suite. This decision comes in response to the deadly high school shootings that happened in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, earlier this year.
A South Texas high school band teacher, who recently pleaded guilty to sharing child pornography online, will spend five years in federal prison.
The remains of a World War II soldier from West Texas were laid to rest on Monday 74 years after he went missing in action from a German battlefield.
A patriotic mural in Dallas honoring U.S. military veterans was painted over in black only days before Independence Day.
A Texas judge threw out the results of a recent Democrat runoff race for a justice of the peace seat in Kleberg County, ruling seven votes cast were invalid.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday that authorities arrested a noncitizen for her alleged role in a voter assistance scheme during a 2016 border city runoff election.
A Salvadoran national, who Texas prosecutors say has been living illegally in the state since the 1980s, was indicted by a federal grand jury for alleged voter fraud and other immigration violations.
The North Texas man indicted in an ongoing Dallas County voter fraud investigation pleaded guilty to a lesser charge this week. He was sentenced to serve six months in jail, according to the Office of the Dallas County District Attorney.
A North Texas Democrat is challenging her recent runoff election loss against the party's winner, claiming voter fraud marred their race for U.S. House of Representatives.
Multiple law enforcement agencies came together for a three-month investigation called Operation Broken Heart, which resulted in 60 arrests and 152 charges across eight southeast Texas counties for numerous Internet crimes against children.
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) preliminarily approved to rename the course “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent” to “Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies.
A North Texas school counselor turned herself into authorities Thursday after allegations surfaced that she had a sexual relationship with a ninth-grade student for roughly a year.
The Permian Basin, already considered a major force among the world's oil producers, will double its output to reach 5.4 million barrels per day (mbd) by 2023, according to a report released Wednesday.
A North Texas school district approved a safety measure that will allow teachers to carry a concealed handgun in their classrooms.
A South Texas Democrat candidate, who lost by six votes in a recent primary runoff, is contesting the race results against the Democrat winner, claiming "irregularities, misconduct, and fraud" impacted the outcome of the election.
One Texas mother turned her teenage son into authorities after spotting him in surveillance photos released by Crime Stoppers, say police.
Texas schools continue to adopt stricter safety measures they hope will better harden campuses and prevent future active shooter situations in light of the recent deadly, mass shootings in Parkland, Florida, and closer to home at Santa Fe High.
Police officers in Frisco, Texas, are stepping up their presence at a popular shopping mall that was recently the alleged target of a thwarted terror plot.
A Texas high school teacher, who previously admitted to having sex and smoking marijuana with a former underage male student, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of improper conduct as part of a plea agreement.
Federal authorities charged a North Texas couple with the forced labor of a West African girl, alleging they enslaved her in their home for more than 16 years.
One Texas lawmaker asked election officials to clean up their voter rolls from "illegal voting by noncitizens" in a county that has been plagued with a host of voter fraud allegations and investigations.
A Texas dad made a tough decision when his teenage son bragged about a "burglary spree" that included breaking into hundreds of cars, even stealing a police officer's weapon from a parked vehicle -- he called 911.
The Dallas City Council will introduce a resolution next week that may well seal the fates of its Confederate monuments. It calls for the "demolition and removal" of a 122-year-old historical Confederate War Memorial.
The top executive of a Southern California privatecharter airline says the Golden State's hostile business environment propelled his company's decision to relocate to Texas.
Two Texas high school students face criminal charges for allegations involving secretly filming a classmate in a campus bathroom stall. Then, they reportedly posted the footage of the boy, which exposed his penis, on Snapchat.
One embarrassed Texas mother's Facebook post went viral after she shared the news that her elementary school-aged son unknowingly wore an X-rated novelty t-shirt to class. The shirt parodied McDonald's "golden arches" and "I'm lovin' it" slogan.
The push to remove all Confederate iconography continues at one Texas high school where eligible students voted to replace its Old South logo with a politically correct "service dog" mascot.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed a lawsuit Thursday against Harris County, Texas, for allegedly failing to disclose noncitizen registered voter records as required under federal law.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent new cease and desist letters to two more public school districts Friday. The letters included examples of advocacy campaigns from the recent statewide March primary election that allegedly violated the state's education code.
Time is up for "Clock Boy" Ahmed Mohamed, according to a new court ruling. The Texas teen was made famous for bringing a homemade digital clock-in-a-box to school where it was mistaken for a "hoax bomb.
Texas teachers and parents continue to flock to firearms training courses and active shooter preparedness workshops in response to the recent wave of school threats and the February shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that left 14 defenseless students and three faculty members dead.
EXCLUSIVE — Texas Public School District Emails Encouraged Staff to Switch Parties to Influence GOP Primary
Amid accusations of “political advocacy” leveled against several Texas public school districts by Attorney General Ken Paxton, emails obtained from one jurisdiction under review highlight commentary advocating for political party switching in primary elections and the promotion of a single slate of candidates--all on an official communication network.
A North Texas man will have plenty of time to reflect upon his actions now that a federal judge sentenced him to spend the next 90 years in prison for enticing local children to perform sexual acts in pornographic videos he produced.
A West Texas middle school janitor stands accused of soliciting, “grooming,” and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and attempting to entice another. Authorities said he lured them in by writing his Snapchat ID on the metal toilet paper dispenser in the girls’ bathroom.
A rural school district joined nearly 200 other Texas school districts in arming their employees to protect students under a "Guardian" program.
Amid events by various political action groups calling for students to walk out of classes and protest for stricter gun control following the Parkland, Florida, shooting, one Texas school district said students will not be permitted to participate on their campuses and if they do, they will be suspended for three days.
A Texas grand jury previously indicted a Mexican national for the double capital murder of a couple found in shallow graves last year. The man is now charged in the death of a third person found buried beneath a Fort Worth home.
The mother of seventh-grade student in Austin, Texas, says she plans to meet with school officials over a homework assignment that tasked students to draw pictures of themselves as slaves.
Two Texas principals in the same school district stand accused of failing to report alleged sexual assaults of very young male students on their respective campuses. Purportedly, the boys performed lewd acts on each other.
A Texas teacher faces felony charges for allegedly performing oral sex on a sleeping student and filming the encounter on a cell phone after providing beer to the purported teenage victim, say Harris County officials.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. plans to make a $20 billion, five-year investment in its U.S. businesses, boosting wages and expanding into new markets, largely in response to the recent sweeping corporate tax code changes made by the Trump Administration.
A flu outbreak is forcing a North Texas school district to shut down for a week because the number of students, teachers, and staff exhibiting influenza-like symptoms continues to soar.
U-Haul named Texas the nation’s number one growth state for 2017, marking the second consecutive year the Lone Star State nabbed the top spot in the truck rental company’s annual migration trends report which analyzes domestic relocation patterns.
A senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas says the Texas economy is “firing on all cylinders” for 2018. He forecasts strong job growth, low unemployment, and other potential gains that may come in response to the Trump administration’s recently passed federal tax overhaul plan.
A new Hooters restaurant is coming to a West Texas city, but one local Christian university frowns on its female students working at the chain known for scantily clad waitresses, chicken wings, and the slogan “delightfully tacky, yet unrefined.
Research scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston say they developed a promising new drug that curbs obesity without dieting and, based upon preliminary study findings, they may be on their way to unleashing a breakthrough for the millions who struggle with their weight.
A public interest watchdog put one Texas County on notice for failing to disclose noncitizen registered voter records, the group says.
A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas revealed that the Texas manufacturing industry experienced large gains in December, ending the year by reaching its highest point in more than 11 years.
Plans for the long-awaited Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine reached an important milestone, moving one step closer to becoming a reality.
The Dallas Independent School District board of trustees voted unanimously Thursday night on replacement names for three of the four elementary schools that currently have Confederate army generals as their namesakes.
A 31-year-old Texas teacher stands accused of having multiple sexual encounters with a 16-year-old high school boy in her capacity as a youth ministry volunteer.
A Texas man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday for plotting to join the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
The University of Texas at Austin reached a settlement with "John Doe," the male student who sued campus President Greg Fenves for overturning an arbitrator’s decision that cleared Doe of sexual assault charges stemming from a 2016 case.
Thanksgiving came early to a Texas teenager who has been in the state's foster care system since he was nine. His former high school teacher decided to adopt and became his forever mom last weekend.
A North Texas drug dealer will spend the next 19 years in prison for his role in a 2015 armed assault where he opened fire on undercover federal agents in southwest Dallas.
The Texas jobless rate hit a 40-year record low in October with unemployment dropping to 3.9 percent, outpacing the monthly national average and signaling the state rebounded since Hurricane Harvey.
The Texas school district that recently voted to re-imagine a campus named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee with a more welcoming 21st Century nomenclature, unveiled that the projected costs to re-brand hovers around $300,000.
Five Texas public school campuses with names linked to Confederate figures will get new monikers by summer under an aggressive plan proposed by the district superintendent.
Around 100 protesters supporting the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) staged a walkout intended to disrupt David Horowitz from speaking during his recent University of Houston (UH) appearance.
The superintendent of a Texas school district plagued by sexual assaults in a hazing scandal resigned following a special meeting held by the board of trustees.
One Texas family lost eight of its members, four of whom were children and one a pregnant woman, in Sunday's tragic church shooting rampage that claimed 26 lives.
Police arrested the father of a missing three-year-old North Texas girl after her lifeless body was found in a culvert one half mile from the family's home this weekend.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), an atheist rights group, called for the immediate removal of a Christian flag from an East Texas high school campus or it will risk legal action.
A Central Texas hotel temporarily closed its doors last week once public health officials disclosed an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, a severe and sometimes deadly form of pneumonia.
A small group of protesters came out Sunday demanding that San Antonio city officials remove a longstanding statue of Christopher Columbus. They held signs and chanted, asserting that Monday's federal holiday, which honors the explorer, represents oppression for Native Americans.
The Austin City Council voted Thursday on a resolution that condemns displays of Confederate statues, artifacts, and memorabilia. In a three-page document, council members call Austin a “welcoming city to people of all backgrounds” where Confederate iconography is “harmful to the peace and tranquility of the city.
The Austin City Council voted Thursday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, a holiday that honors Native Americans, and no longer recognize Columbus Day.
The Fort Worth Park and Recreation Advisory Board met Wednesday and unanimously agreed to re-brand a local park named for Jefferson Davis, the president of the short-lived Confederate States of America, to "Parque Unidad, Unity Park.
A Texas teacher, accused of sexual misconduct with a minor, taught for roughly two years at a public charter school on a revoked state educator’s license.
The parents at one Texas high school received some unsettling news on Monday -- their former principal hired a band director with a criminal record of lewd conduct, indecency, and the sexual assault of a child.
A Texas man promised two underage girls lives filled with luxury and riches--but actually groomed them for prostitution and confiscated their earnings--got 30 years in federal prison.
Dallas officials brought in crews late Thursday afternoon to remove the historical statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a public park.
For the ninth consecutive year, the number of Texas teachers accused of sexual misconduct with students skyrocketed, this time to an all-time high of 302. This reflects a 36 percent increase for the 2016-17 school year.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reported they sprayed mosquitoes in more than 1.4 million acres ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. Officials plan to thwart the winged insects from breeding across multiple waterlogged counties, preventing a surge in their population and the diseases they carry, notably West Nile and Zika viruses.
A North Texas special education teacher at an all-boys middle school was indicted by a Dallas grand jury on Wednesday following allegations she inappropriately hooked up with an eighth grade male student, exchanged sexually explicit text messages, solicited sex, and kissed the boy.
The Texas Supreme Court dismissed a 2015 lawsuit filed against the University of Texas and President Greg Fenves over the removal of the historical bronze statue of Confederate States President Jefferson Davis.