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Texas AG Blasts ‘Soros-Backed’ Travis County DA After Soldier’s Shooting Conviction

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton blasted Travis County District Attorney José Garza who he described as a “Soros-backed” prosecutor. The attack on the district attorney followed the conviction by a local jury of Army Sergeant Daniel Perry in connection to the shooting death of a Black Lives Matter armed protester in July 2020. Sgt. Perry claimed self-defense in the case.

Photo: U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Perry

Video: Texas Teen Runs Over, Drags Wheelchair-Bound Man

A 17-year-old faces felony charges after he allegedly ran over and dragged a man and his electric wheelchair. Surveillance video of the parking lot shows the driver swerving toward the man and running over, causing life-threatening injuries.

A man drives over and drags a wheelchair-bound man. (Austin Police Department Video Screenshot)

13 People Shot on Austin’s 6th Street — Two Critical

A manhunt is underway in Austin, Texas, for a gunman suspected of shooting 13 people on the city’s infamous 6th Street early Saturday morning. The shooting comes amid defunding police actions by the city council and an uptick in violent crime.

Mass shooting on 6th Street in Austin. (Twitter video screenshot)

Texas Governor Backs Bill to Prevent Police Defunding

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) announced he would sign a bill to prohibit cities from defunding their police departments. The announcement follows a case where the response to a shooting in Austin took more than 16 minutes despite a man being critically wounded at the scene.

Austin Police Department (File Photo: Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Texas County Requests Help from State Troopers After Austin Defunds Police

A Texas county called for law enforcement reinforcements from Governor Greg Abbott after the Austin City Council cut its police department budget by one-third. The county judge from Williamson County said the $150 million budget cut to the Austin Police Department by the city council places Austin officers and their families “in great peril.” Part of Austin extends into Williamson County.

Protesters rally around Austin Police Department headquarters calling for defunding of police. (File Photo: KUT/University of Texas)

Police: Reported 6th Explosion is Not a Bomb

Police in Austin, Texas, are now saying that the reported sixth explosion is not a bomb. Police tweeted the reported incident was actually an incendiary device and does not appear to be connected to the five previous package bomb explosions that have rocked the city this month.

Austin Bombings

Austin’s 4th Bomb in Month Injures Two

Austin police and EMS units responded to what they called a “Bomb Hotshot” call Sunday night. EMS officials tweeted confirmation of transporting two people with serious but “non-life-threatening” injuries.

AP PHoto Austin Explosions

Mistaken Target Theory Develops in Austin Bombings Investigation

Media reports indicate that investigators in Austin, Texas, are developing theories of what might have motivated a bomber or bombers to set off three explosions in residential communities this month. Some neighbors are offering possible motives for the attacks. The three bomb blasts left two people dead and two others seriously injured.

Texas bombs likely connected; no obvious links among sites

‘Sanctuary’ Texas Police Chiefs Decry Bill That Could Jail Them

The police chiefs in six of Texas’ largest cities responded to the anti-sanctuary city bill passed by the Texas House on Thursday by signing a letter of opposition and releasing it to the press on Friday. The chiefs said the issue is one for the federal government and representatives are “pandering.”

No Ban No Wall Rally

Immigration Officer Injured in Texas Sanctuary City

An “immigration officer” was reportedly injured during an attempted arrest. The incident follows a protest in Texas’ capital city over other detention arrests made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. It also follows a contentious dispute between Travis County and the State of Texas over sanctuary city issues.

Immigration Felon Roundup

2nd Texas Cop Shot in Less than 12 Hours

An Austin police SWAT officer was shot early Thursday morning while executing a search warrant. He was the second Texas police officer shot in the past twelve hours. The officer is in stable condition recovering from his wound.

Austin Swat - Twitter photo

#BlackLivesMatter Graffiti Hits University of Texas

Five different areas on the University of Texas at Austin (UT) campus were hit with graffiti bearing Blacks Lives Matter markings. The graffiti appeared after a Black Lives Matter activist shot himself on the steps of the Ohio statehouse, and after a 17-year-old black man was shot and killed during a confrontation with Austin Police officers on Monday.


Anti-Sex Trafficking Advocate Arrested in Texas Prostitution Sting

An anti-sex trafficking advocate who worked for an Austin, Texas, organization aimed at helping victims of human trafficking was arrested in Austin, Texas, during a week-long prostitution sting. Austin cops arrested him during an operation that landed 41 people in the Travis County jail.

anti-sex trafficking advocate Nathaniel Schlueter