Accusations about criminalizing politics go hand in hand with indictments of political figures. But prosecutors in Travis County have fumbled enough big cases to give the officeholders they chase some room for argument.Full Story
From the charges to a post-booking ice cream stop, we recap the headlines since a Travis County grand jury handed down an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry related to his threat to veto funding for the state’s public integrity unit.Full Story
A lawyer for Gov. Rick Perry told a judge Friday that he will challenge felony charges that arose from Gov. Rick Perry's threat to veto state funding for public corruption prosecutions if the Travis County District Attorney would not resign.
Texas immigration lawyers are scrambling to coordinate representation for the thousands of Central American migrants who have crossed into Texas illegally.
After a week of defiance, press conferences and an unusual rally to mark his booking on felony charges, Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team makes its first courtroom appearance on Friday.
The state investigation into CPRIT had nothing to do with Rick Perry's veto of $7.5 million in funds earmarked for the public integrity unit of the Travis County district attorney's office, defense attorneys for the governor said Thursday.
Gov. Rick Perry has waived his right to appear at his arraignment hearing on Friday morning and entered a plea of not guilty to two felony counts: abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official.Full Story
On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Perry gave brief statements before and after he entered Austin's Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center, where he was booked on two felony charges related to his threat to veto funding for the state’s public integrity unit.
A coalition of ranchers and business owners from South Texas is pushing back against border officials who have criticized the build-up of law enforcement on the Rio Grande.Full Story
After being booked on two felony counts — a process that took less than 10 minutes — Gov. Rick Perry again stood by his veto of public integrity unit funding and called his indictment "a chilling restraint on the right of free speech."
The public won’t know the details of Rick Perry’s prosecution unless it goes to trial. In the meantime, the secrecy surrounding the evidence the grand jury heard is providing fertile ground for speculation.
Take a look back at the events that led up to a grand jury's decision to indict Texas Gov. Rick Perry.Full Story
UPDATED: A summons has been issued for Gov. Rick Perry to appear for his arraignment in the 390th District Court on Aug. 22 — though he doesn’t have to appear in person.Full Story
The defense attorneys representing Gov. Rick Perry, who faces an indictment related to his veto of funding for the state’s public integrity unit, said Monday that the governor acted "perfectly within the bounds and scope of his job."Full Story
Michael McCrum, the special prosecutor who secured an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry on Friday, is described by colleagues as faithful and aggressive. One thing they don't call him is partisan.Full Story
For years, critics have called for an end to the Driver Responsibility Program. But because the program brings in millions of dollars every year, it has proved stubbornly hard to kill.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry, who was indicted Friday on two felony counts related to his threat to veto public integrity unit funding, addressed the allegations at the Capitol.Full Story
Friday's indictment of Gov. Rick Perry could be to his possible presidential bid what a sewer leak is to the opening of a new restaurant: The food might not be the diners’ strongest memory of the meal.Full Story
A grand jury indicted Rick Perry on Friday, alleging he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for the state's anti-corruption unit unless Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg, who had pleaded guilty to drunk driving, stepped down.