Law

Texas Mom Arrested For Letting Kids Play on Quiet Suburban Street
Tammy Cooper and her husband moved to their house on a cul-de-sac in a quiet La Porte, Texas neighborhood so they would have a safe place for their nine and six-year-old children to grow up.
And Cooper thought she was reaping the benefits of her suburban lifestyle as she sat on her lawn and watched h…
Woman Jailed For Failing To Delete Facebook Account
You know it’s a bad day when a judge decides you need to spend some time behind bars because you didn’t delete your Facebook account. Is having a Facebook page now a crime? It seems that if you irk the wrong judge in the state of Kentucky, it just might be.
Christian Hobby Lobby Stores Sue ObamaCare
It's reported that the Christian-oriented Hobby Lobby Stores chain has filed a federal lawsuit over a mandate in the health reform law that requires employers to provide coverage for the morning-after pill.
Killer Gets Sex Change at Taxpayer Expense
It's reported that a federal judge in Massachusetts has ordered state prison officials  to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate who is serving life in prison for murder.
Bryan Man Facing Flag Desecration Charges
We don't hear much about flag desecration anywhere these days, much less here in east Texas, but we have one from Crockett.  The Houston County Courier has the story of a man who was arrested and charged with desecrating the United States flag.
TxDOT Watching for Labor Day Drunk Driving
The Texas Department of Transportation says it is working overtime to continue its month-long crack down on drinking and driving over the Labor Day weekend.  TxDOT’s “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail” Campaign began August 19th and goes through Tuesday Septem…
Seven People Charged With Fishing Fraud
Yes there is such a thing as "fishing fraud", and people who're caught doing it are in a heap of trouble.  The Brownsville Herald reports that's what seven people learned when fishing tournament judges caught them at it on South Padre island earlier this month.
Fed Court: Texas Redistricting Discriminatory
Here we go again.  Same song, umpteenth verse.  The Austin American-Statesman reports a panel of federal judges in Washington DC has rejected the redistricting maps drawn up by the Texas legislature last year.

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