Clark was convicted in the Tyler murder of Christina Muse, whose body was found stuffed in a cement-filled barrel months after her death. Death penalty opponents say his conviction rests too heavily on a co-defendant's testimony.
Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, has been accused of killing four women, including one transgender woman, and kidnapping a fifth woman, who escaped and alerted law enforcement.
The shooting death of Botham Jean introduced several legal decisions for the Dallas County district attorney's office, including whether Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger was acting under the authority of the law in the shooting.
A lawsuit alleges that the county is jailing some of its poorest people without any meaningful inquiry into their ability to pay. In most cases, bail hearings that lead to those people being put behind bars last no more than 15 seconds.
In Texas, people with unpaid traffic tickets can lose their driver's licenses and even go to jail because of the Driver Responsibility Program. Though lawmakers acknowledge the policy disproportionately hurts the poor, they've struggled to eliminate it.
by Lillianna Byington, Brittany Brown and Andrew Capps, News21
James Byrd Jr., who was dragged to death in Texas 20 years ago, became one of the namesakes for a 2009 federal law expanding hate crime legislation. But just 100 hate crimes have been pursued by federal prosecutors between January 2010 and July 2018.