Austin Journal: Long-Suffering Texas Democrats Suffer On as Lawmakers Meet

Austin Journal By MANNY FERNANDEZ July 20, 2017 AUSTIN, Tex. — On the opening day of a special legislative session here Tuesday, a small circle of women stood in the Texas heat near the south steps of the Capitol, making soft, sweet and rebellious...

South Carolina Inmate May Have Used Drone in Prison Escape, Officials Say

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI July 7, 2017 Jimmy Causey escaped from a South Carolina prison this week, but his methods this time around were far more high-tech than they were a dozen years ago, when he broke free from another maximum-security state prison. The...

Man Wielding Knife Kills One and Injures Three at University of Texas

By DAVE MONTGOMERY and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA May 1, 2017 AUSTIN — A man killed one student and wounded three others on Monday at the University of Texas, walking calmly from one to another and stabbing them with a bowie knife,...

Reports of Raids Have Immigrants Bracing for Enforcement Surge

By NICHOLAS KULISH, CAITLIN DICKERSON and LIZ ROBBINS February 10, 2017 In Austin, Tex., undocumented women working in a laundromat cowered in the back of the room, petrified after seeing a video and a photograph of apprehensions outside a...