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Texas carries out nation’s first execution of 2020 for domestic violence slaying in Collin County

January 15, 2020Texas, the state that has put to death more people than any other by far, carried out the nation’s first execution of...

He spent a month in Texas jail accused of hauling 3,350 pounds of marijuana. But lab results say it was legal hemp.

January 7, 2020In the ongoing chaos of hemp’s legalization that has sent marijuana prosecutions plummeting, Texas has encountered a 3,350-pound problem.Last month, a Texas...

Marijuana prosecutions in Texas have dropped by more than half since lawmakers legalized hemp

January 3, 2020It’s been more than six months since Texas lawmakers legalized hemp and unintentionally disrupted marijuana prosecution across the state.Since then, the number...

Trial judge recommended taking Paul Storey off death row after Tarrant County conviction, but Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said no.

Oct. 2, 2019"A trial judge recommended taking Paul Storey off death row. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said no." was first published by...

Texas court halts the execution of Stephen Barbee in Tarrant murder to consider U.S. Supreme Court precedent

September 23, 2019The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday halted the execution of Stephen Barbee. He had been set to die Oct. 2.Barbee,...

Texas executes Billy Crutsinger in Fort Worth slayings of two elderly women

September 4, 2019In 2003, an 89-year-old woman and her 71-year-old daughter were stabbed to death in their Fort Worth home. On Wednesday, Texas executed...

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