Texas

The state of Texas wants to prosecute a former Austin Police Department detective for using excessive force and killing a man, but the officer has so far avoided prosecution by claiming federal immunity because he was working on a task force organized by the FBI. Austin P.D. Detective Charles Kleinert was investigating another case at…

Big Brother is definitely watching you in the state of Texas, where the state National Guard last year installed stingray devices on two surveillance aircraft, The Observer reports: Dirt boxes mimic cellphone towers by tricking every smartphone within a geographic area of up to one-third of a mile to connect with the technology, usually without…

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 15, 2017) – The Texas Bullion Depository took a step closer becoming operational earlier this month when officials announced the location of the new facility. The creation of a state bullion depository in Texas represents a power shift away from the federal government to the state, and it provides a blueprint that…

Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature on a bill to withdraw state resources from the enforcement of most federal immigration laws. While some people have argued this will open the door for immigrants to enter the U.S. through California and then spread into other states, the approach Texas took can minimize this…

AUSTIN, Texas (Aug. 7, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Texas House would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, effectively nullifying unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Introduced by Rep. Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville) and 12 bipartisan co-sponsors during the special session of the Texas legislature, House Bill 85 (HB85) would expand…