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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Texas

This year
Kidnapped teenager rescued when she signalled passersby with handwritten 'Help Me!' sign
The rescue of the girl (13) occurred on 9 July in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles.
Rhasidat Adeleke continues superb season with medal bid at NCAA Championships
Sophie O’Sullivan also bidding for a prestigious US college title after setting the fastest time in qualifying for the 1,500m final.
Texas becomes biggest US state to ban treatment for transgender minors
Governor Gregg Abbott signed the ban into law yesterday.
Journeyman Hall surges clear at Charles Schwab Challenge
The 25-year-old from Cornwall in southwest England rattled off five birdies on the front nine.
Eight dead in Texas after vehicle strikes bus queue outside migrant shelter
The driver is in hospital after the collision in a city close to the US-Mexico border.
'Thoughts and prayers are not enough,' says Biden following mass shooting in Texas
A heavily armed man stormed a shopping mall, shooting dead eight people and wounding several others before he was killed by police.
Man accused of killing five neighbours in Texas is arrested
The man is accused of attacking his neighbors after they allegedly asked him to stop shooting his semi-automatic rifle because the noise was keeping a baby awake.
Access to abortion pill in the US plunged into uncertainty following conflicting rulings
Two separate rulings were issued just minutes apart by federal judges in Texas and Washington.
'These allegations are absolutely ridiculous. I know I find a lot of safety in the truth'
Ireland face USA tonight in Texas.
Padraig Harrington one off the lead after first round 68 on PGA Tour in Texas
Leona Maguire fired an opening round 72 on the LPGA Tour.
Two dead among 15 migrants found "suffocating" in a train in Texas
The US Border Patrol stopped the train after receiving an anonymous tip off.
Texas court to hear fresh evidence supporting man convicted of Limerick priest’s murder
Fr Patrick Ryan was murdered at a hotel in Odessa in December 1981.
Five women sue the state of Texas after they were denied abortions
The women all wanted to carry their pregnancies to term but discovered they were not viable.
Texas police reopen investigation into 1981 murder of Irish priest
Fr Patrick Ryan was murdered at a hotel in Odessa in December 1981.
Texas executes man who admitted murders but said trial was tainted by racial bias
He admitted to shooting three teenagers dead 25 years ago.
Former Texas police officer who hired hitmen to kill wife is executed
Robert Fratta (65) was killed by lethal injection in Huntsville.
Last year
Republic of Ireland international makes colleges' switch Stateside
Éabha O’Mahony has joined Texas from Boston College.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Investigation finds Texas school shooter left trail of ominous warning signs
Salvador Ramos, 18, murdered 19 children and two teachers in the rampage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bodies of 46 people found in southern Texas lorry trailer
Three people have been arrested.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.