Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune

Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune

Texas abortion groups file last-ditch suit to hold off ban for a bit longer

By: and - June 28, 2022

Texas abortion providers are making a last-ditch effort to temporarily resume procedures by challenging a pre-Roe v. Wade abortion ban that has not been enforced for nearly a half-century, but that some abortion opponents argue could be enforced after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion. The providers filed […]

Narratives, and blame, shift again as dysfunction engulfs shooting probe

By: , and - June 1, 2022

The official response to the mass shooting at an Uvalde elementary school — a response already marred by shifting narratives, finger-pointing and a general lack of timely and accurate information — took a further turn toward dysfunction on Tuesday. The Uvalde school district’s police chief — who made the decision to wait for more resources […]

“The wrong decision”: Texas DPS says local police made crucial error at school shooting

By: and - May 27, 2022

Texas’ top law enforcement official admitted Friday that police officers made key errors when responding to a shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Police officers did not act sooner to stop the 18-year-old gunman because a supervising officer at the scene wanted to wait for backup […]

Authorities took an hour to stop Uvalde gunman, raising questions about law enforcement response

By: and - May 26, 2022

A gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at a South Texas elementary school walked unopposed onto school grounds, state law enforcement officials said Thursday — and once he was inside, it took police an hour to stop him. In the days after the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, officials with the […]

Uvalde gunman legally bought AR rifles days before shooting, law enforcement says

By: - May 26, 2022

The gunman in the deadliest school shooting in Texas history bought two AR-style rifles legally just after his 18th birthday — days before his assault on Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. He legally purchased two AR platform rifles from a federally licensed gun store on two days: May 17 — just a day after his […]

U.S. Supreme Court allows legal challenges to Texas abortion law to proceed

By: - December 10, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the legal challenge brought forward by abortion providers against Texas’ abortion restriction law may continue, bringing new life into what has become the most significant effort to overturn the statute so far. The court allowed the suit to continue on a 8-1 decision but did not stop […]