Southwest Journalist

Lawyer: Wendy Davis’ stature made her client’s sentence harsher

Jordan Shapiro

May 29, 2014

The attorney of a man who broke into the house of Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis said Thursday she thinks her client would have gotten a lighter sentence if the homeowner was not a public figure. Davis was sleeping...

North Texas turns again to critical water source

Frances Sprouls

May 29, 2014

Associated Press DALLAS — A water district in North Texas is turning once again to a critical water source to serve 1.6 million thirsty customers living north and east of Dallas. Lake Texoma was an important source of water for the North ...

Abbott: Texas will not reveal origin of execution drug

Jordan Shapiro

May 29, 2014

NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press DALLAS — Texas’ prison system does not have to reveal where it gets its execution drugs, the attorney general said Thursday, marking a reversal by the state’s top prosecutor on an issu...

Man gets 8 years for South Texas cartel slaying

Zane Sparling

May 28, 2014

  EDINBURG — A 20-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison in the South Texas slaying of a man who hired him to move a drug load for the Gulf Cartel. The Monitor in McAllen Juan Carlos Morin was sentenced...

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