Tag: Tarrant County

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Texas Judge Pleads Guilty to Forging Signatures in Re-Election Bid

A Texas judge pleaded guilty to tampering with government records to secure a spot on the state’s March 6 primary election ballot. This follows a criminal investigation over complaints he forged dozens of voters’ signatures to ensure ballot access.

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Texas Senate Passes Mail Ballot Voter Fraud Crackdown

The Texas Senate voted Wednesday to pass a bill that cracks down on mail-in voter fraud through increased safeguards and penalties, criminalizing the act of tampering with absentee ballots which compromises the integrity of the election process.

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Texas Attorney General Joins Dallas Voter Fraud Probe

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday afternoon that his office will assist the Dallas County District Attorney in the ongoing investigation into allegations of widespread voter fraud reported during the May 6 city council election in several precincts.

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‘Affluenza’ Mom Accused of Violating Bond with Gun

Prosecutors say they have another reason why the court should revoke the bond of “affluenza” mom Tonya Couch, filing a motion Tuesday which alleges she possessed a gun, making this the second purported violation.

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Texas Lawmakers Fast-track Voter ID Expansion

Leading Texas Republican lawmakers and officials publicly endorsed a bill that would make permanent a voter ID “safety net” allowing those without proper documentation to cast a regular ballot if they sign an affidavit.

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Texas Sheriff Vows To Help Trump Deport Criminal Aliens

A Texas sheriff is looking to aid President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in deporting illegal immigrants through new measures. Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn announced his department is applying for a federal government-locality agreement known as the

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‘Affluenza’ Mom Remains Free Until Money Laundering Trial

The mother of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch returned to a north Texas courtroom Monday morning for a hearing where it was determined she will remain free on bond while she awaits trial on a federal money laundering charge.

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Texas Early Voting Drops After Bombshell Halloween Weekend

HOUSTON, Texas – It seems that Texas Democrat voters have disappeared over the Halloween weekend. Was it the Great Pumpkin that scared them off or the announcement by FBI Director James Comey about the re-opening of the Clinton email investigation that kept some voters at home?

More than 50 voting machines filled this location in West Harris County. Voter lines still reached up to an hour. Additional registration equipment was added later in day to reduce wait-times. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Texans Continue to Ratchet Early Voting Records

Texans continued their march to the polls in massive numbers on the second day of early voting. Most of the state’s largest counties reported second day numbers above the record setting first-day totals.

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Texans Head to Polls on Monday as Early Voting Begins

Early voting for the 2016 presidential election begins in Texas on Monday. In addition to the state’s 38 electoral votes for President of the United States, state and county officials are vying for your votes. Early voting locations will be

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‘Affluenza’ Teen May Sue Judge, Say His Attorneys

“Affluenza” teen Ethan Couch returned to a Fort Worth courtroom Tuesday with his attorneys to try to get him out of jail and recuse the presiding judge, arguing that if the teen was wrongfully incarcerated he could sue.

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‘Affluenza’ Teen Will Transfer to Adult Court, Stays in Jail

A Texas juvenile judge decided the fate of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch on Friday morning by ordering the transfer the juvenile probation case into the adult court system. The change will take effect upon Couch’s 19th birthday. Until then, Couch will remain behind bars.

Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson talks with reporters after Tonya Couch, mother of Ethan Couch, appeared before state District Judge Wayne Salvant on Jan. 8, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

‘Affluenza’ Teen Not Coddled in Adult Jail, Says Texas Sheriff

A North Texas Sheriff dispelled any notions that “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch was coddled or living any kind of charmed life behind bars less than a week after authorities quietly moved the 18-year-old from a Fort Worth juvenile detention facility to an adult jail.

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‘Affluenza’ Teen Almost Got Away With It

Tarrant County officials, the families of the victims, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) expressed concern, even outrage, that “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, who has fought his extradition to the U.S., might beat the system and remain in Mexico but, as it looks now, he only almost got away with it.

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‘Affluenza’ Teen’s Mom Charged with Felony, Lawyers Say She Did Nothing Wrong

Tonya Couch, the mother of fugitive “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, was formally charged with allegedly hindering the apprehension of her son, yet her attorneys insist she did not do anything wrong, breaking no Texas laws. Breitbart Texas reported the charge, a third-degree felony, carries a 2-10 year prison sentence. Her bail was set at $1 million. The charge stems from Couch purportedly helping her son flee the country to Mexico.

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Texas Judge Stops Profiteering Over Lee Harvey Oswald’s Casket

A Tarrant County District Court Judge put a stop to the attempted profiteering of a funeral home that sold the casket of murdered presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in an auction in 2010. The outraged judge also ruled the Baumgardner Funeral Home acted maliciously by auctioning off the casket and ordered the funeral home to pay over $87,000 in damages along with other expenses to Oswald’s brother, Robert Oswald.