Texas is on track for an 18-year low in executions, likely because the option of life without parole was added in 2005.
A state representative says he testified to Henderson County a grand jury after bringing a complaint against the Tarrant Regional Water District, which is building a pipeline to bring water from East Texas to Dallas-Fort Worth.
Texas officials say they’re prepared to follow through on their pledge to fight Obama’s order in court, but advocates say his action is long-overdue and just.
Two weeks after losing her bid for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte announced Wednesday night that she would run for mayor of San Antonio and would not finish her Senate term.
The Senate fell one vote short of the 60 needed to get the pipeline bill past a threatened filibuster, perhaps clinching the defeat of Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.