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2014/11/23 04:39
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The mother of a student who was sexually assaulted by an athletic trainer is suing Victoria ISD and its representatives. She claims Jesse Earl Holmes, 33, was able to sexually assault the, then,...
2014/11/23 04:39
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2014/11/22 23:36
2014/11/22 23:36
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For years, Texas inmates were given three drugs during executions — sodium thiopental, pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride — to make them unconscious, stop their movement and stop their heart,...
2014/11/21 18:08
2014/11/21 18:08
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AMARILLO - A fugitive wanted for a murder that occurred 18 years ago is now behind bars at the Potter County Jail after being arrested in Mexico by U.S. Marshals, according to the Texas Department of...
2014/11/21 06:02
2014/11/21 06:02
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HOUSTON (AP) — Texas plans to allow marriage ceremonies inside prisons between an inmate and an intended spouse who isn’t incarcerated, officials disclosed Tuesday. Inmates in Texas historically have...
2014/11/21 00:40
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Soffar has been on death row since 1981. Only seven inmates have been on the row longer. On Friday, an Austin Catholic official representing Prejan, Soffar's appellate attorneys and other death...
2014/11/20 18:15
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo, Chisako Kakehi, in the backseat of a car, arrives at a police station in Muko, Kyoto, western Japan. Japanese police arrested the 67-year-old woman whom they...
2014/11/20 12:41
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Betty Lou Dunevant, who would later be known as the "black widow of Henderson County," was born in North Carolina back in March 1937 to two tobacco sharecroppers. Betty Lou suffered from...
2014/11/20 03:54
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MARSHALL (KYTX) -Marshall Police Department Communications received a 9-1-1 call reporting a shooting at the corner of Carters Ferry and Billups located in Marshall Wednesday afternoon. The caller...
2014/11/20 01:08
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THREE RIVERS - A former Three Rivers prison guard and his wife will serve time after pleading guilty to smuggling contraband into the prison, according to a U.S. attorney's office news release. Joel...
2014/11/19 21:45
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By Austin R. Eck— Lawyers for Scott Panetti, who was convicted for the 1992 murders of Joe and Amanda Alvarado, are seeking to have Panetti’s sentence commuted. Panetti’s execution date is set for...
2014/11/19 14:33
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - An inmate serving life in prison over a 2003 gunfight that left three Corpus Christi police officers wounded has been found dead in his cell. Texas Department of Criminal...
2014/11/19 03:37
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BHS Principal Scott Franks (left) and Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce President John Smith (right) listen as former US Army Specialist 3rd Class Bob Perry speaks at the Veterans Day Program. At left,...
2014/11/18 00:54
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HENDERSON COUNTY (KYTX) - Gary Don Condor, 57, pleaded guilty to Driving While Intoxicated and was sentenced to 18 years in prison last week in Judge Dan Moore's 173rd District Court. This was...
2014/11/17 21:45
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A narcotics investigation in Conroe led to the arrests of three men and the seizure of tens of thousands of dollars and 100 pounds of marijuana, deputies said. According to the Montgomery County...
2014/11/17 20:14
2014/11/17 20:14
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The attorneys for Scott Panetti, a severely mentally ill man who believes Texas is trying to execute him for preaching the Gospel, have asked the state to stay his execution. Panetti's death sentence,...
2014/11/15 15:41
2014/11/15 15:41
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Officials with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice have seized more than 1,400 makeshift weapons from Texas inmates in 2014, according to a TDCJ spokesman. Department spokesman Jason Clark said...
2014/11/15 00:29
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A Yoakum County man has pleaded guilty to murdering a toddler. On Wednesday, a judge sentenced Richard Carr to life without parole for the death of Dakota Middleton. Dakota was found dead in her...
2014/11/14 15:54
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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8:30am BEEVILLE — Seventeen soon-to-be corrections officers in blue and gray uniforms listened attentively as Major Robert Lopez explained the importance of their...
2014/11/12 01:22
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SAN ANGELO, Texas - The Texas Workforce Commission is again looking to relieve the burden of unemployment among veterans by making their job hunt less complicated. The TWC has joined with 28...
2014/11/11 15:45
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Few people have seen as many executions as Michelle Lyons. For 10 years she served as a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It was her job to witness executions so she could...
2014/11/23 04:39
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