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The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops argues Ruben Gutierrez's constitutional rights and religious liberty were violated by a year-old state statute which bans religious officials from the death chamber
Security camera video footage appears to show a huge blast and a fireball rising into the air
Governor Greg Abbott tells the State Department that Texas has to dedicate its resources 'to those who are already here, including refugees, migrants and the homeless – indeed, all Texans'
In a country where critics say guns are too readily available, the laws in Texas are among the most permissible
A gunman kills a churchgoer and injures another before other parishioners return fire
A group of Hispanic men working on set for a music video in Houston, Texas is attacked by still-unidentified shooters
(UPDATED) Dramatic video and photos shared on social media show a large fire at the TPC Group facility in Port Neches, near Houston, with one resident describing waking up to a huge boom
The Ciudad Juarez-El Paso bridge becomes neutral territory for 4 hours during the event, held for the 7th time, to allow undocumented migrants to the US to see their Mexican families
Walmart also says it will direct consumers not to carry firearms into its stores, a practice that is legal in 'open carry' states but which has sparked safety scares in recent weeks
FBI special agent Christopher Combs confirms the firing, but says it was not the spark for the shooting, which took place on August 31
The shooting comes less than a month after a gunman killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas
The Oscar-winning actor is teaching a film production class called 'Script to Screen'
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirms the death of Larry Swearingen at 6:47 pm local time at the state prison in Huntsville
US President Donald Trump finds himself accused by opponents of inspiring the El Paso gunman's anti-immigrant hatred and the country's volatile atmosphere in general
The US president calls on Americans to condemn bigotry – but El Paso community leaders say his words rang hollow set against a longstanding refusal to call out white supremacy and a history of tweets widely condemned as racist
(UPDATED) 'Hate has no place in our country,' Trump says, but he also blames mental illness for the violence
(UPDATED) The 21-year-old white gunman is linked to a manifesto railing against the 'Hispanic invasion' of Texas
(3rd UPDATE) A 21-year-old white male suspect is in custody
Police are investigating the deaths of Alyssa Marie Mejia Rogers and her husband – who reportedly shot himself after killing his wife – as a possible murder-suicide
(UPDATED) The plane was heading for St Petersburg, Florida, and was carrying two flight crew and 8 passengers, says a National Transportation Safety Board official
John Sanders, appointed to the post just two months ago, says in a letter obtained by several US media outlets that he planned to step down as acting US Customs and Border Protection commissioner on July 5
Police identify the shooter as 22-year-old Brian Clyde, who caused no deaths or injuries when he began firing at the courthouse entrance from a sidewalk
John William King, one of 3 men convicted of the June 1998 killing of James Byrd, is to die by lethal injection at the Huntsville penitentiary.
Virginia claims the NCAA crown one year after becoming the first No. 1 seeded team to be knocked out of the competition
How does naming a cockroach after your ex and feeding it to a meerkat sound?
Bishops of Texas release the names of about 300 Catholic clergy who have been accused of sexual abuse dating back 70 years
(UPDATED) The new campus – for engineering and other functions, but not manufacturing – will be near Apple's existing facility in Austin and initially accommodate 5,000 new employees, with room to grow to 15,000
With the execution of Joseph Garcia, only two remain in death row of the group known in infamy as the 'Texas Seven' for killing a police officer during a 2000 crime spree
Ted Cruz overcomes major deficits in fundraising to ultimately defeat his charismatic rival Beto O'Rourke, whose campaign electrified Democrats across the country
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Cody Wilson – who advocates 3D-printed weapons – is currently in Taiwan according to the island's authorities. He is wanted in the US for having sex with a 16-year-old, according to police.
The victim, an African-American, is identified as Botham Shem Jean, 26, an immigrant from the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia
Dallas police still do not know what interaction occurred between the Texas police officer and victim Botham Shem Jean
Seattle-based US District Judge Robert Lasnik says in his Monday ruling that free speech rights were 'dwarfed' by the harm Cody Wilson's actions could cause
Suspended Filipino priest Father Edmundo Paredes, who also admitted to financial irregularities, is believed to have fled to the Philippines
Royevel Palma stars for Tanauan Little League after striking out 15 and allowing only two hits and zero runs in 7 innings
Police is Houston, Texas say Jose Gilberto Rodriguez is suspected to have killed at least 3 people in 7 days
The new report cites government and other reports for accusations of physical and sexual abuse, and violations of standards for children's safety and care. The alleged breaches occur at privately-run shelters where migrant children receive long-term housing.
A lawsuit has been filed by Joe and Claryce Holcombe, who are in their mid-80s and lost their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the Texas church shooting
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Sabika Sheikh is among the 10 people gunned down at a high school in Santa Fe when a heavily armed student opened fire on classmates
'I think that there is definitely something going on in terms of mental health history,' says lawyer Nicholas Poehl
Among the mourners is the Sabika Sheikh's first cousin who lives in the United States. She says Sheikh's relatives are completely devastated.
A 17-year-old student, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, bursts into a classroom and opened fire at Santa Fe High School, as the school day was beginning around 8:00 am
The gunman, arrested on murder charges, is identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old junior at Santa Fe High School
(3rd UPDATE) The shooting incident took place at Santa Fe High School in the city of the same name, located about 30 miles southeast of Houston
(3rd UPDATE) Police say that on the phone recording, Mark Conditt 'does not at all mention anything about terrorism, nor does he mention anything about hate'
The Austin police department says the explosion was caused by 'an incendiary device,' not a package bomb
(UPDATED) Police say the explosion was connected to 3 previous bombings in Austin and the bomber used a tripwire in the latest attack, showing a higher level of skill.
'We just wanted to show the city how much we love them and care about them'