Several states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, although Texas is not one of them. Despite this, a new FBI report shows that marijuana busts are increasing across the nation.
Texas residents have likely heard many stories about gifted young athletes who placed their promising and lucrative careers in jeopardy by getting behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs. The latest story involves a Los Angeles Rams practice squad player. Media reports indicate that the player was taken into custody by police in California on the evening of Sept. 16 after a breath test allegedly revealed his blood alcohol concentration to be .17 percent. This is more than double the .08 percent legal driving limit in California.
A 20-year-old Texas man has been charged with killing his girlfriend just hours after she celebrated her 19th birthday. The woman's badly disfigured body was discovered by San Antonio Police Department officers on Camp Bullis Road at about 12:51 a.m. according to reports. Officers are said to have located the body by tracing the origin of a cellphone call made by the woman to her mother just minutes before she died.
Anyone who has a criminal conviction on her or his record, no matter how severe the crime or how long ago it happened, should seek expungement. This act will remove the conviction from a person's official record, including all government databases. It can be a long and arduous process, but Texas Representative Beto O'Rourke wants to make the process more accessible to those who have drug charges on their records.
An indictment against a 34-year-old nurse who worked at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler details accusations of murder and assault. Investigators have attributed the deaths of two patients to the nurse and also charged him with two aggravated assaults. According to the indictment, he injected air into the arterial catheters of seven patients. These allegedly intentional acts killed two people and induced vegetative states in two more patients.