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Texas judge halfway through courthouse tour
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:35:46 -0700

Jeff Boyd, Texas Supreme Court justice, is on a mission to take a photograph of himself in front of the state's 254 courthouses.

Father of 'Affluenza' teen arrested for impersonating an officer
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:34:57 -0700

The father of a Texas teen who garnered national attention for being afflicted with "affluenza" has been arrested on accusations he impersonated a police officer.

‘In God We Trust’ Added To Texas Tax Collection Stationary, Debate Ensues
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:58:52 -0700

A Texas tax collector in Tarrant County added “four simple words” to his office stationary – “In God We Trust,” and sparked a nationwide debate. Those opposed to the added phrase feel tax collector Ron Wright violated the separation of church and state by including the statement. In God We Trust is also emblazoned on

Texas gang member gets 30-year term for 2 slayings
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:26:36 -0700

[...] serving life imprisonment for the killings is 23-year-old Joe Sessums Jr., who was convicted by a Tarrant County jury in November in the fatal May 2012 shootings of Fabian Guerrero and Diane Guerra in Fort Worth.

Tip leads to Texas Most Wanted sex offender's arrest in Ennis
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:08:16 -0700

A convicted felon on the Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted sex offender list has been caught in North Texas. Harris in 2004 was convicted of sexual assault over an incident in Brenham with a 12-year-old girl.

‘People Are Almost Afraid to Mention God’: Taxman Prints ‘In God We Trust’ on County Mail
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:37:50 -0700

TARRANT COUNTY, Texas – A tax collector in Texas has decided to print the motto ‘In God We Trust’ on outgoing office stationery, generating both support and opposition over the usage of the statement. Tarrant County tax assessor and collector Ron Wright told reporters recently that he has been contemplating printing the nation’s motto on […]

Officials Investigating Sudden Rise In Cyclospora Infection Cases
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:13:36 -0700

Tarrant County has seen eight cases over the last month alone; 61 people have come down with the stomach bug across Texas.

Texas county taxman vows 'In God We Trust' stationary will stay
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:34:32 -0700

A Texas county tax assessor doubled down Friday on his decision to add the phrase "In God We Trust" to his office's stationary, telling a "Fox & Friends" host that he's not changing his mind no matter how many complain. "Absolutely not," Tarrant County tax collector Ron Wright said when ...

Sanctions come quickly for Texas offenders
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:56:57 -0700

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Daniel Black had flirted with rock bottom before, but he had never fallen this far. One dark day in December 2012, Black's boss demoted him, his girlfriend dumped him and the court system added another year to the four-year probationary sentence he was serving for attacking a friend in 2008. Black, then 30 — who had been in and out of trouble with the law since he was 18 ...

Tarrant County confirms 1st human case of West Nile in 2014
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:10:19 -0700

FORT WORTH -- Tarrant County Public Health confirmed the county's first human case of West Nile virus this season on Monday. The patient is from Crowley and is suffering from West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease, the more severe of the two forms of West Nile virus. No further patient information was released. Last year, Tarrant County Public Health reported the first human case in the county on May ...