Reports: ICE officials arrest an alleged victim of domestic violence in Texas

00 Immigration officials arrested an El Paso woman who alleged she was a victim of domestic abuse, according to multiple reports.  And the tip that got her arrested may have…

The Brief: Ken Paxton heads back to court today

00 Editor’s note: If you’d like The Brief in your inbox every weekday, subscribe here. Tribune today Laws the state uses to convict pimps can fail to distinguish victim from…

New in Trib+Edu: New legislators tackle public ed

00 In this week’s edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: Newly elected legislators rush to make mark on education policy, the Trump administration reverses feds’ stance on bathrooms and transgender students…

She was a sex-trafficking victim, but Texas law labeled her a pimp

00 How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. SAN ANTONIO — The day after her 23rd birthday, Yvette sat in in a Bexar County…

Stadium exemption in "bathroom bill" won’t be enough, opponents say

00 As more critics are speaking out against Texas’ “bathroom bill,” concerns about the legislation have largely echoed the anxiety that fueled the economic fallout in North Carolina when it…

Senate panel hears testimony on 3 abortion-related bills

00 Another session, another day-long hearing on abortion legislation. Senate Health and Human Services Committee members heard emotional testimony from reproductive rights and anti-abortion advocates on Wednesday over Senate Bill…

House budget proposal would defund Gov. Abbott's pre-K program

00 Gov. Greg Abbott is facing strong resistance in the Legislature to his plan to increase funding this legislative session for high-quality pre-K. The latest House budget proposal would cut all…

Trump team's alleged Russia ties get muted response from Texas Republicans

00 WASHINGTON — Thunderstruck. That was many federal lawmakers’ reaction to a series of news reports over the past several days alleging that members of President Donald Trump’s campaign and…

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hangs on politically as criminal trial looms

00 NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — The first slide summed it up neatly: “Attorney General Ken Paxton is the subject of a witch hunt.”  Inside the room, as the subsequent slides…

If Texas passes anti-"sanctuary" bill, El Paso County could face lawsuits

00 If the Texas Legislature passes a bill to ban so-called “sanctuary cities” in Texas, El Paso County could face a legal quagmire.  That’s because the terms of a 2006…