Greg Abbott appoints Justin Berry, indicted Austin officer, to TCOLE

For the latest on criminal justice news, sign up to receive our weekly law and order newsletter. Govt. Greg Abbott has appointed an indicted Austin police officer accused of using excessive force during 2020 protests to Texas’ regulatory law enforcement agency. Justin Berry was among 19 Austin police officers indicted earlier this year in the … Read more

Report: Uvalde officer asked permission to shoot gunman but got no answer

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. An Uvalde police officer asked for a supervisor’s permission to shoot the gunman who would soon kill 21 people at Robb Elementary School in May before he entered the building, but the supervisor did not … Read more

Records show police in Uvalde were equipped to storm shooter

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. The officers in the hallway of Robb Elementary wanted to get inside classrooms 111 and 112 — immediately. One officer’s daughter was inside. Another officer had gotten a call from his wife, a teacher, who … Read more

Fed up and fired up: Texas Republicans meet in a climate of mistrust, conspiracy and victimhood

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. HOUSTON — The Republican Party of Texas has controlled every lever of state government since 2003, and notched major victories last year on voting, redistricting, abortion, school curricula and other long-held priorities. Delegates at the … Read more

Texas Republican Convention calls Biden illegitimate and rebukes Cornyn

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. HOUSTON — Meeting at their first in-person convention since 2018, Texas Republicans on Saturday acted on a raft of resolutions and proposed platform changes to move their party even further to the right. They approved … Read more

Teacher Irma Garcia and husband Joe Garcia buried together in Uvalde

UVALDE — In the days following the school shooting at Robb Elementary, the streets of this small town were lined by sets of 21. The 21 bows of gauzy ribbon tied to the thin posts of a black iron gate. The 21 candles glowing from the window ledge of the historic Uvalde Grand Opera House. … Read more

Uvalde shooting causes fear in teachers across Texas

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Katrina Rasmussen was an eighth grade student in North Texas when she watched the raw, televised images of kids her age running from their Colorado high school while bleeding students and teachers were carried into … Read more

Texas state bar files professional misconduct lawsuit against Ken Paxton

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. A disciplinary committee for the State Bar of Texas on Wednesday filed a professional misconduct lawsuit against Attorney General Ken Paxton for his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential elections in four … Read more

Texas bar seeks to punish AG Ken Paxton for election lawsuit

DALLAS (AP) — The State Bar of Texas sued Wednesday to punish state Attorney General Ken Paxton for his failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud, raising a new legal danger for the Republican the day after he secured his party’s nomination for a third term. The state … Read more

Gov. Greg Abbott attended a fundraiser after Uvalde school shooting

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Govt. Greg Abbott attended a fundraiser for his reelection campaign Tuesday night in East Texas, hours after a gunman killed 19 children and two adults at an elementary school over 300 miles away in Uvalde. … Read more