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Dallas Morning News Offers Online Content Removal for Certain Criminal Convictions

The Dallas Morning News is now offering people who have been implicated in crime coverage the chance to have their names removed from articles on DallasNews.com under certain conditions. To qualify, a person must have had the criminal offense legally cleared from his/her record through an expunction order. Expunctions may be granted for people who […]


40 People Charged with Serious Federal Firearms and Drug Crimes 

Several individuals are now facing serious federal firearms and drug charges in connection with a recent sting operation. “Operation Taste the Rainbow” netted 15 arrests on September 8, 2021, but has named 40 defendants. Those charged are allegedly linked to a methamphetamine trafficking operation in the Lubbock area.   The FBI’s Dallas Field Divisions, the […]


How to Avoid an Assault Charge

The consequences of an assault charge can follow a person for the rest of their life. Even if a conviction doesn’t occur, you already face a ruined reputation and significant emotional trauma from the arrest. The long-term effects of an assault charge can present many challenges. If you end up with a criminal record, you […]


Plea Deals Reached for Men Accused of Hate Crime

Four men were arrested and charged with aggravated assault with bodily injury for a January 2019 attack on a gay couple in Austin. Texas law punishes the second-degree felony with two to 20 years in prison. However, prosecutors hoped to prove the assault was a hate crime, elevating the charges to a first-degree felony. A […]


How to Avoid a Marijuana Possession Charge

Marijuana has a long history of use as an herbal medicine, starting in Asia around 500 BC. In 1937, the first federal law was enacted to criminalize marijuana. In 1997, California became the first state to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana for people who had severe or chronic illnesses. Then the 2018 Farm Bill […]


Attorney General Under Investigation for Allegations of Bribery

In October 2020, seven former employees of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accused him of using his position for personal gain. They claimed that he involved himself in legal matters his friend and real estate investor faced, someone who also donated $25,000 to Paxton’s 2018 campaign. The whistleblowers believe the AG used his power to commit crimes […]


Domestic Violence Cases on the Rise, Turn Deadly 

Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Texas, and it may be triggering another deadly bout of domestic violence cases across the state. In only one 24-hour period, a series of domestic violence cases have left at least three people dead in Harris County. The first case involved a woman killing her allegedly estranged husband as she got her […]


Coppell Man Sentenced for Fraudulently Applying for Millions in PPP Loans

A man in Texas was sentenced for defrauding the federal government after applying for various PPP loans using false business names. He pleaded guilty to the charges in March and has to serve more than eleven years in prison for his money laundering and wire fraud crimes. The Coppell man completed fifteen applications for PPP loans and […]


Gang Member Responsible for Jail Riot Sentenced for Drug Crime

A gang member in the Lubbock County jail started a riot in June. A surveillance camera caught the man stomping and kicking members of a rival gang, sparking a riot. Officers were able to stop the violent activity by using pepper spray and placed the whole facility on lockdown. The man responsible for this riot pleaded […]


Suspect in Police Shooting and High-Speed Chase Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

A Lubbock resident attempted to evade police after being pulled over by officers from the Lamesa Police Department. Law enforcement discovered that he had an active warrant for discharging a firearm and was on parole. When they shouted commands at him, he allegedly responded with gunfire before leaving the scene in an attempt to escape. According to […]

Written by: Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian Last Updated : August 2, 2021