Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, on the House floor on May 7, 2015.
Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, on the House floor on May 7, 2015.

Bland Arrest, Death Prompt Legislative Hearing

Following the controversial arrest and death of Sandra Bland in Waller County, a Houston lawmaker will convene a Texas House committee hearing Thursday to look at trooper arrest procedures and state jail standards. 

Waller County Jail booking video showing Sandra Bland appearing before Justice of the Peace Delores Hargrave.
Waller County Jail booking video showing Sandra Bland appearing before Justice of the Peace Delores Hargrave.

Besieged County Officials Release More Tapes

Deluged with death threats and trying to dispel rumors that they covered up the real circumstances of Sandra Bland's death, Waller County officials released more booking and jail videos Tuesday.

 

 

Bland Arrest, Death Prompt Legislative Hearing

Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, on the House floor on May 7, 2015.
Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, on the House floor on May 7, 2015.

Following the controversial arrest and death of Sandra Bland in Waller County, a Houston lawmaker will convene a Texas House committee hearing Thursday to look at trooper arrest procedures and state jail standards. 

Besieged County Officials Release More Tapes

Waller County Jail booking video showing Sandra Bland appearing before Justice of the Peace Delores Hargrave.
Waller County Jail booking video showing Sandra Bland appearing before Justice of the Peace Delores Hargrave.

Deluged with death threats and trying to dispel rumors that they covered up the real circumstances of Sandra Bland's death, Waller County officials released more booking and jail videos Tuesday.

 

 

 

The Brief: July 27, 2015

Joined by Dave McIntosh (left), the president of the Washington, D.C-based Club for Growth, and U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at a July 15, 2015, news conference in front the U.S. Capitol to call on U.S. House and Senate leaders to eliminate any path for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.
Joined by Dave McIntosh (left), the president of the Washington, D.C-based Club for Growth, and U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at a July 15, 2015, news conference in front the U.S. Capitol to call on U.S. House and Senate leaders to eliminate any path for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz took a drubbing on the Senate floor Sunday from GOP leaders, who scolded him for calling the Republican majority leader a liar.

Cruz and Cornyn Clash on Senate Floor

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn sits with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and wife Heidi Cruz at the Fort Hood Purple Heart ceremony on April 10, 2015.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn sits with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and wife Heidi Cruz at the Fort Hood Purple Heart ceremony on April 10, 2015.

In the span of 10 minutes on Sunday afternoon, Texas' two senators engaged in what was — by Senate standards — a tough exchange on the chamber’s floor. 

More Texans Seeking Treatment for Meth Abuse

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Information packets for those seeking help with substance abuse treatment at The Council on Recovery, formerly Austin Recovery, on July 24, 2015.
Information packets for those seeking help with substance abuse treatment at The Council on Recovery, formerly Austin Recovery, on July 24, 2015.

A growing number of Texans are seeking treatment for methamphetamine addiction, reversing a downward trend in abuse in the state since a 2006 federal law banned over-the-counter sales of medicine containing pseudoephedrine.  

Texas State Digs Up Forensic Advances From the Grave

After bodies decompose into bones, researchers organize the skeletons in the labs of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University.
After bodies decompose into bones, researchers organize the skeletons in the labs of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University.

Texas State University's Forensic Anthropology Center is home to about 50 donated human corpses, which are used in research that can help doctors identify bodies, rescuers find missing persons and law enforcement solve crimes.