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# Texas

Last month
January 2023
# Robert Fratta
Former Texas police officer who hired hitmen to kill wife is executed
Robert Fratta (65) was killed by lethal injection in Huntsville.
Last year
2022
# texas here i come
Republic of Ireland international makes colleges' switch Stateside
Éabha O’Mahony has joined Texas from Boston College.
# athena strand
FedEx driver arrested on suspicion of murdering girl (7) after delivering to her Texas home
The girl was found dead two days after being reported missing.
# DNA testing
US Supreme Court hears case of Texas man on death row for murder
Reed, an African-American man, was convicted by an all-white jury in 1998 of rape and murder
# Texas
Uvalde school district suspend entire police force following outrage over officer
It follows the hiring of a former state trooper who was part of the police response during the shooting at Robb Elementary School in May.
# uvalde
Officer in charge of Texas school shooting police response fired
Nineteen young children and two teachers were killed by a teenage gunman last May in America’s worst school shooting in a decade.
# sandy hook shooting
Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4 million over hoax claims
The parents had sought at least $150 million in compensation for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
# Conspiracy
Defamation trial between Alex Jones and parents of Sandy Hook shooting victims to begin
The trial will determine how much Jones must pay for falsely telling his audience the classroom shooting was a hoax.
# uvalde shooting
Investigation finds Texas school shooter left trail of ominous warning signs
Salvador Ramos, 18, murdered 19 children and two teachers in the rampage.
# Texas
Pregnant driver fined under carpool rules argues foetus is passenger following Roe v Wade ruling
She was driving in a lane reserved for vehicles carrying at least two people.
# Rob Elementary
New report details missed chances to stop Uvalde school shooting
The report is another damning assessment of how police failed to act on opportunities to stop the massacre.
# Texas
Uvalde schools’ police chief quits council after shooting response criticism
It comes after allegations he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 pupils and two teachers dead.
# SAN ANTONIO
Migrants recount their journeys to US following Texas truck deaths
53 migrants died this week after the trailer they were in was abandoned in Texas.
# Death Toll
Authorities face 'difficult process' to identify victims in Texas lorry trailer deaths
Dozens of bodies were discovered in a truck on the outskirts of San Antonio on the US/Mexico border on Monday.
# SAN ANTONIO
Biden blames smuggling industry for migrants' deaths in Texas disaster
US police are investigating the grim discovery of about 50 bodies in and around an abandoned truck.
# SAN ANTONIO
Bodies of 46 people found in southern Texas lorry trailer
Three people have been arrested.
# Texas
Uvalde school police chief put on leave after response called ‘abject failure’
The officer grew up in city where he also spent much of his nearly 30-year career in law enforcement.
# School Shooting
Top Texas officer: Uvalde police response was ‘abject failure’
Steve McCraw said officers would have found the door to the classroom where the assailant was holed up unlocked if they had bothered to check it.
# US
Matthew McConaughey makes emotional appeal for gun control at White House
The actor spoke powerfully about some of the children who died in his hometown of Uvalde two weeks ago.
# uvalde shooting
Police chief not told of children's calls during Uvalde shooting: state senator
The 911 calls ‘were not being communicated to the so-called incident commander’, Senator Roland Gutierrez told a news conference
# Texas
Mourners say goodbye to teacher killed in Uvalde shooting and her husband
Irma Garcia was killed in the shooting and her husband Joe died two days later from a heart attack.
# Texas
Uvalde locals grapple with school chief’s role
Pete Arredondo has spent much of a nearly 30-year career in policing in Uvalde, returning in 2020 to take the head police job at the school district.
# uvalde
Families begin to bury children murdered in mass shooting at Texas school
This week alone, funerals are planned for 11 children and teacher Irma Garcia.
# uvalde
Biden vows action as Uvalde tells president to ‘do something’ following shooting
The US Justice Department announced on Sunday that it will review the police response and make its findings public.
# uvalde shooting
Biden arrives at Uvalde to meet relatives of school shooting victims
Harrowing accounts emerged of the ordeal faced by survivors of Tuesday’s attack on an elementary school.
# uvalde
Harrowing new accounts emerge from Uvalde's young survivors
US President Joe Biden will visit the town tomorrow.
# Texas
Pro-gun NRA to hold convention in US state where school shooting killed 21
Former US president Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that he will attend the NRA meeting.
# uvalde shooting
Husband of teacher slain in Texas massacre dies 'due to grief'
19 students and two teachers were shot dead by a gunman at around midday local time on Tuesday.
# Texas
What we know so far about the victims of the Uvalde shooting
The tragedy unfurled on Tuesday when an 18-year-old killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School.
# uvalde
Texas shooting: Officials say gunman was in school for around 40 minutes before being killed
Details of how the mass shooting took place are beginning to emerge.
# Texas
'This is on you': Beto O'Rourke angrily confronts Texas governor over Uvalde school shooting
19 children and two teachers were killed in the shooting on Tuesday.
# Robb Elementary
Texas school shooting: Gunman shared his plan on Facebook before carrying out attack
Robb Elementary in Uvalde County, Texas teaches children between the ages of seven and ten.
US President Joe Biden called for politicians to stand up to the gun lobby and act.
The shooting was the deadliest such incident since the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut.
Democrat Beto O'Rourke interrupted a press conference with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, saying he was doing "nothing".
Joe Biden says 'we have to act' on gun laws as gunman kills 19 children at elementary school
# uvalde shooting
Explainer: What are the laws in Texas around buying and using semi-automatic weapons?
The shooting at Uvalde has once again raised the question of gun control in the US.
# Texas
Joe Biden says 'we have to act' on gun laws as gunman kills 19 children at elementary school
Two adults and the gunman were also killed during the incident at Robb Elementary in Uvalde County.
The shooting took place at approximately midday local time in Texas.
Two adults were also killed during the incident at Robb Elementary in Uvalde County.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that the 18-year-old gunman had also been killed.
# abortion laws
Charges dropped against Texas woman arrested for murder over abortion
Lizelle Herrera (26) was arrested on April 7, for “intentionally and knowingly [causing] the death of an individual by self-induced abortion”.
# Golf
McIlroy hits 72 in opening round in Texas as Knox leapfrogs Hojgaard
The Valero Texas Open is this week’s PGA Tour event.
# texas law
US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers
The outvoted three liberal justices on the nation’s highest court penned a scathing dissent.
# colleyville
UK police arrest two teenagers in relation to 'act of terror' at Texas synagogue
It comes after the man who held four hostages at the synagogue was identified by US authorities as a British citizen.
# colleyville
Hostages released after stand-off at synagogue in Texas
The FBI said the man was specifically focused on an issue not directly connected to the Jewish community.
# Star
The Irish teen with the world at her feet
Rhasidat Adeleke on a memorable year in which she won two gold medals at the European Athletics U20 Championships and moved to Texas.