Dallas County, TX Government

DA Creuzot Refusing to Prosecute Marijuana Cases

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office is refusing to prosecute marijuana cases, even though possession of the drug is illegal in Texas. In defending his office’s action, or lack thereof, District Attorney John Creuzot said not prosecuting cases where a person is in possession of four ounces or less will unclog the courts and free up police officers.
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Dallas Non-Profit Expands Free Birth Control Options

HHM Health is expanding free birth control options for Dallas County residents. The non-profit community health organization is now certified to implant Nexplanon, a birth control implant that goes into a patient's arm and lasts for three years. "This has been nothing short of a miracle for a whole lot...
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Eye on Politics: Race for Dallas Co. District Attorney, new governor's race poll

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) -  In this episode (original airdate: 9-22), Jack sits down with both candidates running for Dallas County District Attorney. Jack also breaks down a poll in the race for Texas governor with an associate dean from UT Arlington. Every week, CBS 11 political reporter Jack Fink breaks down some of the biggest political stories grabbing headlines in North Texas and beyond. Watch the latest episode of Eye on Politics in the video player above and stream new episodes live every Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. on CBS News DFW.Controversy over busing migrantsThe controversy over the busing of migrants...
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Local Attorney Alleges Forgery in Client’s Eviction Case

A Dallas attorney is claiming a letter purportedly notifying his client of a change in a hearing date in her eviction case was forged. Local attorney Mark Melton’s client, Chantel Hardaway, was initially scheduled to appear in court on June 15 before Judge Margaret O’Brien for an eviction hearing case between the single mother of seven and her landlord.

Updated COVID-19 booster available for Dallas County residents

The updated bivalent COVID-19 booster is now available for Dallas County residents. This booster is designed to provide an immune response to protect against the original strain of COVID-19 and the omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized bivalent formulations of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine...

Pete Sessions pressed Texas officials to probe 2020 election: report

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) pushed Texas state officials this year to probe the 2020 election in Dallas County, The Dallas Morning News reported on Thursday. Sessions sent emails and letters to Texas Secretary of State John Scott (R) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) over the course of several months in a push to organize a large investigation of the 2020 presidential election involving three separate offices, the newspaper reported.

Dallas’ Decision to Dim Night Lights Is For the Birds

Almost 88,000 birds flew over Dallas County between Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and 7:10 a.m. this morning, migrating south in preparation for the winter. The number of winged commuters above us peaked at 21,800 birds sometime shortly after 10 p.m., according to BirdCast, which provides migratory data on birds on a daily basis.

Charter Ordered to Pay $1.15B to Murder Victim’s Family, Judge Rules

Charter Communications must pay $1.15 billion to the family of a woman who was murdered in her home by a cable technician, a Texas judge has ruled. Dallas County Judge Juan Renteria on Monday slashed an earlier $7.38 billion verdict that was awarded in July to the family of Betty Thomas. The reduction may be a win for Charter, but the verdict has proved a significant thorn in the company’s side. Shares in Charter dropped 2.5 percent Tuesday to lows not seen since 2019.More from The Hollywood ReporterJerry Falwell Jr. Limited Series in the Works at Lionsgate TVN.Y. Attorney General Sues...