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Jolie McCullough The Texas Tribune

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District attorney who prosecuted Jeff Wood now wants him off death row

December 7, 2017The Texas prosecutor who sought the death penalty almost 20 years ago against a man who never killed anyone has now asked...

How Harris County’s federal bail lawsuit spreads beyond Houston

October 2, 2017The next chapter in Harris County’s saga over bail practices is set to play out in federal court Tuesday morning, and officials...

Murderer Bernie Tiede denied new trial by appeals court

August 10, 2017Bernie Tiede lost in the courts again Thursday, but he isn’t giving up. Tiede — a small-town East Texas mortician whose crime prompted...

DPS agrees to reverse new policy of charging for crime lab testing

July 28, 2017After outcry from local law enforcement and a request by Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Friday it...

Why the murder charge against the Texas police officer who killed Jordan Edwards is rare

July 18, 2017A Dallas County grand jury indicted a former Balch Springs police officer on a murder charge Monday in the shooting death of...

Texas death row inmate loses at U.S. Supreme Court, could face execution date for Fort Worth murders

 June 26, 2017A Texas death row inmate whose case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court could now face an execution...

Texas Gov. Abbott signs bill to enforce reporting of police shootings

June 15, 2017Starting in September, Texas law enforcement agencies could be fined $1,000 a day if they don’t report police shootings to the state...

Gov. Abbott signs bill to eliminate straight-ticket voting beginning in 2020

June 1, 2017After remaining quiet on the issue during the recent legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Thursday that will...

Bill to enforce reporting of police shootings stumbles, then passes

May 10, 2017                                           ...

Fort Worth man convicted in double slaying to get Supreme Court hearing

April 20, 2017The now-nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday morning in the Texas death penalty case of a Fort...

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