Montgomery County

First Zika Case in Texas’ Montgomery County is Pregnant Woman

A pregnant woman is the first person diagnosed with Zika in Montgomery County, say Texas public health officials. They did not indicate where the woman contracted the virus, only that it was on travel outside of the United States to a known Zika-infested region.

The Associated Press

Texas AG OK’s Prayer in Court Over Atheist Group’s Objections

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued an opinion stating it does not violate the Establishment Clause to open a court session with the statement “God save the State of Texas and this Honorable Court” or to open court with a prayer, or have a volunteer chaplain program to facilitate those prayers. An atheist group from Wisconsin had complained about the practice.


‘Guilty Before Proven Innocent,’ Says Texas Student on Zero Tolerance Ordeal

A Texas high school senior, who spent over two months in jail accused of a making a terroristic threat on campus, described his harrowing ordeal with zero tolerance policies as “guilty before proven innocent.” Last week, a grand jury determined there was insufficient evidence to indict him on the felony charge.

2015 General Election - Crime And Policing

Texas School Threatens to Punish Parents Who Walk Children Home

An afternoon dismissal pickup policy change at one Texas elementary school has a lot of parents rip-roaring mad. It forbids them from walking their own children home at the end of the school day. Breaking this rule can result in trespassing charges or truancy classes for mom and dad.

Texas School Threatens to Punish Parents Who Walk Children Home

School Board To Draft Policy Banning Confederate Flag

A school district is drafting a general policy to ban all items that depict the Confederate flag, after suspending nearly two dozen students for wearing clothing that featured that flag. The Montgomery County School Board in Virginia voted unanimously to draft a policy that would ban all clothing, emblems, decals, or jewelry representing the Confederate flag from all school property in the county.

The Associated Press

Texas Judge Declares State’s Online Sexual Solicitation of a Minor Law Unconstitutional

A Texas district court judge declared the state’s online sexual solicitation of a minor law unconstitutional on Wednesday afternoon. The judge ruled that the law violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution regarding freedom of speech. The state’s law prohibits using the internet or any other electronic communication to arrange a meeting with a minor for sexual relations.

Kelly Case - AP Photo

Alleged Texas Islamic ‘Honor Killing’ Being Prosecuted

The Harris County District Attorney (Houston, Texas) is prosecuting a man for one murder and suspect his involvement in another that have been identified as alleged honor killings. The practice of honor killing has long gone out of style in most of the world. But, in some parts of the Muslim world it is a fundamental tenant of their religion as interpreted under Sharia Law .

Coty Beavers and Gelareh Bagherzadeh - Honor Killing Victims

Bloodied Felon Arrested With Gun and Drugs at Texas Walmart

The suspicious behavior of a man wearing bloody clothing and body armor drew the attention of Montgomery County, Texas, law enforcement officials who later arrested the man. Christopher Longoria, 27, was reportedly circling the Porter, Texas, Walmart in an SUV and was seen wearing a camouflaged jacket and body armor.

Christopher Longoria Mugshot