McALLEN, Texas – A career lawman who at one time served as police chief for La Joya was convicted on drug trafficking charges for his role in helping smugglers connected to Mexico’s Gulf Cartel operate in Texas. Homeland Security Investigations arrested the corrupt lawman in 2017. After almost four hours of deliberation, a federal jury

A grievance committee with the State Bar of Texas ruled this week that former Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood committed professional misconduct about two years ago when he threatened two defense attorneys in a judge’s chambers during a murder trial. LaHood was placed on probation with the state bar for a year and ordered

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by Ty Clevenger The chairman of the Texas Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee quashed an internal investigation of a female state trooper with whom he had an affair, according to an amended federal lawsuit filed this morning. The lawsuit alleges that Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) intervened with Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw to terminate the investigation

by Dave Boucher The criminology professor was on the trail of a possible fraud. Even more troubling, it was happening inside his own school. The first clue: A student told him he had permission to skip classes yet still get credit. Then, when the professor tried to verify the story with his bosses, they bristled.

by Ashley Lopez Julieta Garibay is one of almost 100,000 people on Texas’ voter rolls who state officials recently said might not be citizens. Like many people on the list, though, the Austin resident recently became a U.S. citizen and has the right to vote. “I know my rights, but it was like – wait, is this

How one Texas family allegedly made millions off the construction of a border fence funded by the Department of Homeland Security by T. Christian Miller & Kiah Collier The kickback scheme was allegedly hashed out over weeknight drinks at a steakhouse in a border county in south Texas. Amid surf and turf and expensive scotch,

Voter suppression is wrong

Gov. Greg Abbott owes Texans an apology by Erica Grieder Secretary of State David Whitley made a terrible mistake last week that might have potentially serious consequences. Whitley should probably resign after issuing an advisory on Jan. 25 flagging 95,000 of the state’s registered voters as potential noncitizens. At least 58,000 of those people have

DPS releases report about demoted Texas Ranger

by Ty Clevenger January 18 2019 This afternoon the Texas Department of Public Safety released internal records about the demotion of former Texas Ranger Brent Davis of Tyler, and the records don’t paint a pretty picture. According to an August 11, 2017 affidavit from Mr. Davis, he began having an affair with Faezeh Horaney, widow


Texas Ranger Cold Case by Glenna Whitley  2004 In the realm of human sorrows, there is no more searing grief than that of parents burying a beloved child, and to lower a son into his grave just as he’s flown from the nest is perhaps even more agonizing. When a child is murdered, a different kind

Fun & Games in Leon County

During the last mid-term campaign Alec Johnson ran for the office of Texas State Representative of District 11 which includes Cherokee, Nacogdoches, and Rusk counties in East Texas.  One of his campaign issues were public corruption.  In several press conferences and a debate with Travis Clardy issues were raised.  He was broadcast on an ABC