May 24th, 2013
AUSTIN—State Representative Joe Moody (D-District 78, El Paso) has passed legislation aimed directly at helping the citizens of the Village of Vinton hold their local elected officials accountable. House Bills 3015 and 2259 were passed out of the Texas Senate yesterday after sponsorship by State Senator José Rodriguez (D-District 29, El Paso). They now await the governor’s signature.
Vinton has been embroiled in significant controversy recently, with outraged citizens saying that a bloc of councilmembers have... [more]
February 27th, 2013
by Brandi Grissom, The Texas Tribune
February 27, 2013
The amount of evidence that Texans accused of crimes can get from prosecutors varies across the state, leading to inequities in the way justice is meted out, according to a report released Wednesday, which suggests that requiring more transparency could prevent wrongful convictions.
Texas Defender Service, which represents death row inmates, and... [more]
February 21st, 2013