Greg Abbott appoints Justin Berry, indicted Austin officer, to TCOLE

For the latest on criminal justice news, sign up to receive our weekly law and order newsletter. Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed an indicted Austin police officer accused of using excessive force during 2020 protests to Texas’ regulatory law enforcement agency. Justin Berry was among 19 Austin police officers indicted earlier this year in the … Read more

Texas officials divided over release of Uvalde hallway footage

Texas officials are battling over whether to release key security camera footage related to the shooting at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School. The contested video recording shows a hallway during the 77-minute period between the first 911 call reporting a gunman at the school and the killing of the gunman by police, according to USA Today. … Read more

Report: Uvalde officer asked permission to shoot gunman but got no answer

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. An Uvalde police officer asked for a supervisor’s permission to shoot the gunman who would soon kill 21 people at Robb Elementary School in May before he entered the building, but the supervisor did not … Read more

Records show police in Uvalde were equipped to storm shooter

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. The officers in the hallway of Robb Elementary wanted to get inside classrooms 111 and 112 — immediately. One officer’s daughter was inside. Another officer had gotten a call from his wife, a teacher, who … Read more

Fed up and fired up: Texas Republicans meet in a climate of mistrust, conspiracy and victimhood

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. HOUSTON — The Republican Party of Texas has controlled every lever of state government since 2003, and notched major victories last year on voting, redistricting, abortion, school curriculums and other long-held priorities. Delegates at the … Read more

Texas Republican Convention calls Biden illegitimate and rebukes Cornyn

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. HOUSTON — Meeting at their first in-person convention since 201, Texas Republicans on Saturday8 acted on a raft of resolutions and proposed platform changes to move their party even further to the right. They approved … Read more