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Ex-Central Texas sheriff has been arrested—again

MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) Former Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman is in trouble with the law again. Scaman, 48, is free on a personal recognizance bond after he was arrested on July 29 in Falls County, state officials confirm. According to the Texas Attorney General’s Office, Scaman’s arrest comes after he...
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Texas deputy pins teen to ground while she cries, "I can't breathe"

There are new questions about how police handle mental health calls following the release of disturbing video of a Texas sheriff's deputy restraining an 18-year-old. The body camera footage begins with a Kaufman County sheriff's deputy only identified as Martin following a barefoot 18-year-old Nekia Trigg as she walked home last Tuesday. Martin's office had received calls about a young woman in the neighborhood threatening to kill herself by jumping into oncoming traffic.
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Central Texas man killed in early-morning 3-vehicle crash identified

SALADO, Texas (KWTX) - A three-vehicle crash early Tuesday claimed the life of a 25-year-old Central Texas man and sent three others to a local hospital. Javier Edgardo Castro Romero of Temple, died at the scene of the crash, which happened at around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday on FM 2483 a quarter of a mile west of Interstate 35 in Salado.
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Two Texas Democrats arrested by Capitol Police in voting rights protest

Two Texas Democratic lawmakers were arrested by Capitol Police Tuesday for protesting "voter suppression" outside of the Supreme Court during a voting rights rally. In a video posted to social media, Rep. Al Green can be seen standing next to Texas state Rep. Ron Reynolds as the two are approached by Capitol Police while singing "We Shall Overcome."
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Two of Texas’ Top 10 Most Wanted captured in Houston and Tyler

AUSTIN, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety:. Two of Texas’ Most Wanted are back in custody following arrests. Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Leonard Dee Taylor was arrested on July 23 in Houston, and Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Dakevian Beniot Scroggins was arrested on July 24 in Tyler. A Crime Stoppers reward of $3,000 will be paid to a tipster for providing information leading to Taylor’s arrest.
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Honduras woman found inside delivery box in South Texas

EAGLE PASS, Texas – Eagle Pass Police Department released information Monday regarding a woman found in a delivery box. The driver of the delivery truck noticed movement before police were called to the 1200 block of Bryan Street, according to the release. When officers arrived, they checked the box and...
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2 years after Walmart mass shooting, El Paso leaders see inaction and betrayal by Texas officials

BY ANGELA KOCHERGA, EL PASO MATTERS EL PASO, Texas -- Days before its official unveiling on Tuesday, El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego walked through the healing garden planted to honor the victims of the 2019 Walmart mass shooting. Since the hate crime that took the lives of 23 people and left dozens more injured, Samaniego The post 2 years after Walmart mass shooting, El Paso leaders see inaction and betrayal by Texas officials appeared first on KVIA.
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4 Infamous Texas Outlaws

Here lately I’ve been on a “Wild West” true crime kick, so here’s a list of some of the most infamous outlaws in Texas history. Jim Miller 1866-1909 – This guy had two very different nicknames, “Killer Miller” and “Deacon Jim”. Apparently he was a devout Methodist, or he at least was in attendance fairly often, and he didn’t drink or smoke like most of the outlaws on the list. Despite his love for the “Word” he was arrested for murder more than once and was known as an assassin. He was actually arrested for the murder of his own grandparents and brother-in-law. Not only was he a real mystery when it came to the whole outlaw, assassin, avid church goer thing but he also served as the Marshall to Pecos, and was once a Texas Ranger. In the end he was lynched by an angry (is there any other kind of mob really?) mob for killing a man named Gus Bobbitt, who was an Oklahoma rancher and a former Deputy U.S. Marshall. He wasn’t no b*tch though, when it was time for the hanging, according to witnesses, Miller said “Let ‘er rip!” and jumped off the hanging platform all on his own.
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Warrant: FBI agent exposed himself to multiple Texas teens

TYLER, Texas (KETK) — A Louisiana FBI agent is accused of exposing himself several times to two Tyler teens in multiple states over the course of two years. David Harris, 50, is charged in Smith County and is also facing criminal investigations in Louisiana and Florida for separate incidents. He was assigned to FBI Field Office in New Orleans.