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Texas County Failed To Give Any Contact Info In Voter Purge Notices

The confusion and chaos caused by Texas’ bombastic voter fraud allegations has manifested in almost every element of the fallout. The latest example is a voter purge notice sent out by one Texas county that lacked basic contact information or even an official letterhead. The notice left one citizen mistakenly flagged by the stake feeling “very worried” and a “sense of fear,” according to court documents filed Monday. The episode is one of many that have prompted civil rights groups to sue Tex...
Tags: Texas, News, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Wise, Galveston County, Jane Doe, Wood County, Smith County, Travis County, Texas county, Lisa Wise, Muckraker


Assault charge dropped against Alabama’s Deionte Thompson

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — An assault charge has been dismissed against Alabama safety and NFL top prospect Deionte Thompson linked to a 2017 spring break fight in Texas. Prosecutors in Galveston County requested the charge be dropped against Thompson, an All-American who in January announced for the NFL draft. A judge signed the order Wednesday. […]
Tags: Texas, News, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Thompson, Galveston County, Texas AP, Galveston, Deionte Thompson


Venue change sought for teen in fatal Texas school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A change of venue is being sought for an 18-year-old student charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of 10 people at a Texas high school. Attorneys for Dimitrios Pagourtzis filed the motion Tuesday in Galveston County District Court. They argue that media coverage of the May 18 shooting […]
Tags: Texas, News, Nation, Galveston County, Santa Fe Texas, Dimitrios Pagourtzis


A primer on the current status of bail-reform litigation in Texas

Are you confused about the status bail reform in Texas? First Judge Lee Rosenthal issued a 193-page injunction in Harris County declaring their pretrial detention system unconstitutional. Then the 5th Circuit modified her order. Then the county made some changes. Then the 5th Circuit stayed part of the injunction it had previously approved. Then another federal judge in Dallas declared their bail system unconstitutional, issuing his own temporary injunction with different recommendations. And t...
Tags: Texas, Law, Dallas, Houston, Greg Abbott, Scott, HARRIS, Pringle, Fifth Circuit, Corpus Christi, Harris County, Galveston County, Galveston, Henson, 5th Circuit, Texas Legislature


WATCH: Devyn Holmes, Man Shot on Facebook Live, Makes First Public Appearance Since Hospital Release

Devyn Holmes continues to be a living, breathing miracle after surviving being shot in the head earlier this year.Back in April, a video went viral showing Holmes getting shot in the head by a woman playing with a gun. Not even six months later, another video has gone viral, and this time, it’s of him being met with cheers in his first public appearance since being released from the hospital. Last Saturday (Sep. 29), video footage of Holmes on stage at a gathering in Galveston County, Texas on ...
Tags: Videos, Crime, News, Abc, Jazz, Good News, Holmes, Galveston County, Galveston County Texas, Devyn, Cassandra Damper, Devyn Holmes, Damper, Devyn Holmes Man Shot, Sheree Holmes, Skyla You


Texas county judge blasts Bush for lack of Harvey relief

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A county judge on Texas’ Gulf Coast has written to fellow Republican and state Land Commissioner George P. Bush, decrying that there’s “no adequate relief in sight” a year after Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry’s letter Tuesday asks Bush, son of ex-2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush, to “personally […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Jeb Bush, Bush, Austin Texas, Harvey, Galveston County, George P Bush, Texas Gulf Coast, Mark Henry, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Man survives shark attack only to contract severe flesh-eating skin infection

A man who managed to fight off a shark attack has now contracted a severe flesh-eating infection, it has been reported. Blain Shelton, from Texas, was swimming off the shore of Boliver Island in Galveston County when a shark bit into his leg. The 42-year-old managed to escape, but exposure to the seawater left him with a severe flesh-eating infection.
Tags: Texas, News, Galveston County, Blain Shelton, Boliver Island


Grand jury indicts gunman in Texas school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has formally indicted the 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Houston-area high school. Galveston County prosecutors say Dimitrios Pagourtzis was indicted Thursday on charges stemming from the May 18 attack, including capital murder. Investigators say Pagourtzis has admitted going on a shooting […]
Tags: Texas, News, Houston, Galveston County, Nation & World, Santa Fe Texas, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, Pagourtzis


Mother of young child found dead on Texas beach indicted

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the mother of a 4-year-old boy whose naked body was found last year on a Texas beach. The Galveston County grand jury indicted 34-year-old Rebecca Rivera on Tuesday on a count of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury and a count of tampering with […]
Tags: Texas, News, Galveston County, Texas AP, Galveston, Nation & World, Rebecca Rivera


Officials: Texas county falls victim to $525K scam

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a Southeast Texas county appears to be the victim of a $525,000 email scam after government funds meant for road repairs were sent to a wrong account. Galveston County Treasurer Kevin Walsh says the scam was discovered Monday after county officials reviewed email correspondence with a Houston construction company […]
Tags: Texas, News, Houston, Kevin Walsh, Southeast Texas, Galveston County, Texas AP, Galveston, Nation & World


Santa Fe, Texas Shooting Takes Toll On Area's Chief Medical Examiner

The Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas affected people in profound ways — particularly the first responders and others who rushed to the scene, including Galveston County's chief medical examiner.
Tags: Texas, News, Galveston County, Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Texas


Texas school shooting: Sheriff says he doesn't believe any victims killed in crossfire with gunman

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said Monday he doesn't believe any of the victims killed in Friday's mass shooting were shot by officers during the crossfire with the suspected shooter at the Santa Fe, Texas, high school.
Tags: Texas, Sheriff, Cnn, Galveston County, Henry Trochesset, Santa Fe Texas


A church hosts a special graduation for Santa Fe High School seniors where the DA has some sobering words

"I would like to be able to tell you on your graduation, that you're going to embark on this life that is filled with happiness, and fun," said Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady. "But I cannot, because you are not."
Tags: Cnn, Galveston County, Santa Fe High School, Jack Roady


DA to Santa Fe grads: 'You're entering a war zone'

Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady spoke at the Santa Fe High School Class of 2018 Baccalaureate, where he delivered some sobering words.
Tags: News, Stories, Santa Fe, Galveston County, Santa Fe High School, Jack Roady


Details Still Foggy About Police Response To Texas School Shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Santa Fe High School had conducted active shooter drills, armed police officers patrolled the hallways and students went through a scare in February after a false report of a campus gunman. But in the aftermath of the deadliest public school shooting in Texas history, early witness accounts and recordings from emergency dispatch describe a 30-minute nightmare as the real thing unfolded last week, even as authorities continued to keep details close Sunday. Among the biggest u...
Tags: Texas, News, California, Ap, Fbi, Houston, Santa Fe, Henry, Austin Texas, Galveston County, Santa Fe High School, University of Texas Medical Branch, TiSA, Mark Henry, Jack Roady, Kate Riga


Texas deputies and Santa Fe gunman exchanged fire for 25 minutes, sheriff says

A shooting at a Texas high school lasted for a terrifying 30 minutes on Friday. For 25 of those minutes, officers and the gunman engaged in a gunfight, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset told CNN Sunday.
Tags: Texas, Cnn, Santa Fe, Galveston County, Henry Trochesset


Ten killed in Texas school shooting after attacker 'walks into art class and opens fire'

At least 10 people have been killed at a school in Santa Fe in Texas after an armed student burst into an art class and opened fire. Nearly all of those killed were fellow pupils in what is believed to be the 22nd school shooting of the year in the US. The suspect, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, appeared by video link in court on Friday evening when he was denied bail. He was shackled and wore a green jumpsuit, speaking in a quiet voice as he answered questions. #UPDATE Possible explosive devices hav...
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Dimitrios Pagourtzis: 17-Year-Old Santa Fe High School Shooting Suspect Yelled “Surprise!” Before Opening Fire

17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis has been identified as the suspect from the Santa Fe High School shooting that left at least 10 people dead and 12 injured Friday (May 18).Initial reports stated that eight people were killed, however, that number eventually rose to 10, with officials saying that nine students and one adult were among the fatalities.Pagourtzis is currently being held at Galveston County Jail on charges of capital murder without bond and additional charges may follow, the Galvesto...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Crime, News, Instagram, Guns, Youtube, Shootings, Mugshots, Nbc News, Cnn, High School, Jazz, Houston, School Shootings, Mass Shootings


What we know about the suspect

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has been identified as the suspect in the Texas high school shooting that left 10 people dead, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.
Tags: Texas, News, Stories, Galveston County, Henry Trochesset, Dimitrios Pagourtzis


Dimitrios Pagourtzis identified as Santa Fe High shooter, sheriff says

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, identified as the Texas high school shooter, is being held on capital murder charges with no bond, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.
Tags: Texas, Cnn, Galveston County, Santa Fe High, Henry Trochesset, Dimitrios Pagourtzis


Suspected shooter posted image of jacket with Nazi, communist, fascist and religious symbols

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has been identified as the suspect in the Texas high school shooting that left 10 people dead, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.
Tags: Texas, News, Stories, Galveston County, Henry Trochesset, Dimitrios Pagourtzis


At Least 10 Dead, Several Injured in Santa Fe High School Shooting in Texas

With just weeks left until the last day of school for many students in the U.S., law enforcement officials are reporting that at least 10 people were killed after a shooter opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas.Federal and local law enforcement told local media that a suspect is in custody and at least 10 fatalities have been confirmed—nine students and one teacher—and an officer, as well as multiple students, were injured.According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales, the suspected shoo...
Tags: Texas, Crime, News, Nbc, Guns, Abc, Shootings, Cnn, Jazz, Donald Trump, Abc News, School Shootings, Mass Shootings, Gun Violence, Trump, Harris County


Officers Respond To Reports Of Active Shooter At Houston-Area High School

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement responded to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus Friday, with at least one student saying she saw a man with a gun enter her classroom and start shooting as the class evacuated. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert around 8 a.m. saying Santa Fe High School was on lockdown. Galveston County sheriff’s Maj. Douglas Hudson said units were responding to reports of shots fired, but said he had no immediate details on ...
Tags: News, Houston, Santa Fe, Galveston County, Santa Fe High School, KTRK, Summer Concepcion, Houston Area High School, Maj Douglas Hudson


Texas school shooting: Dimitrios 'Dimitri' Pagourtzis named as teenage suspect

The suspected shooter taken into custody by police in Santa Fe, Texas, after ten people were shot dead at a high school, has been identified as teenager Dimitrios “Dimitri” Pagourtzis, who apparently posted a picture of a T-shirt on social media bearing the words “Born to Kill”. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset says in a statement that Pagourtzis, is being held without bond in the Galveston County jail. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said information found on the teenager's computer sugge...
Tags: Texas, News, Greg Abbott, Galveston County, Dimitri, Dimitrios, Henry Trochesset, Santa Fe Texas, Pagourtzis


At least 8 killed in Texas at Santa Fe high school shooting; 2 detained, sheriff says

SANTA FE, Texas — At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said he could not be precise about the number of deaths at Santa Fe High School, which went on lockdown around 8 a.m. Two suspects believed to be students were in custody. The school district confirmed an unspecified number of injuries but said it would not immediately release further details. Assistant Prin...
Tags: Texas, News, Sport, Soccer, Houston, Santa Fe, Houston Chronicle, Richardson, Harris County, AP Police, Galveston County, Santa Fe High School, KTRK, AP Emergency, Shrader, National News


Sheriff says up to 10 killed in Santa Fe high school shooting; 2 detained

SANTA FE, Texas — At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said he could not be precise about the number of deaths at Santa Fe High School, which went on lockdown around 8 a.m. Two suspects believed to be students were in custody. The school district confirmed an unspecified number of injuries but said it would not immediately release further details. Assistant Prin...
Tags: Texas, News, Sport, Soccer, Houston, Santa Fe, Houston Chronicle, Richardson, Harris County, AP Police, Galveston County, Santa Fe High School, KTRK, AP Emergency, Shrader, National News


Texas City commissioner indicted days before election

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas City commissioner has been indicted on manslaughter charges just days before an election determines whether she keeps her seat. A Galveston County grand jury indicted 54-year-old Dee Ann Haney Thursday. Haney’s attorneys declined to comment on the decision. Authorities arrested the commissioner in July, saying her vehicle veered […]
Tags: News, Ap, Galveston County, Texas City, Haney, Nation & World, Texas City Texas, Dee Ann Haney


Texas police shoot samurai-sword-wielding man dead

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) — Officers shot dead a Southeast Texas man police say threatened them with a samurai sword. A multi-agency tactical squad was serving a search warrant at a home in the Houston-Galveston suburb of League City about 5 a.m. Tuesday. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said an officer entered a bedroom and […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Southeast Texas, Galveston County, League City, Houston Galveston, Nation & World, LEAGUE CITY Texas, Henry Trochesset


Stop the Train! An Epic Indigent Defense Fail in Travis County, execution scheduled without hearing on snitch recantation, new music from Just Liberty's decarceration campaign, and other stories

Here's the latest episode of the Reasonably Suspicious podcast for April 2018. You can subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, or SoundCloud., or listen to it here:In this episode, we discussed: Top Stories Travis County indigent defense system producing terrible outcomes. Texas Supreme Court to consider whether prosecutors can be fired for refusing to break the law. Listen to Just Liberty's new anti-incarceration/prison-closure jingle!  (~9:00 mark.) Death and Texas Juan Castillo may be executed next...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Austin, New York Times, Philadelphia, Houston, Yankees, US supreme court, Tarrant County, Thomas, Peter, Scott, PAUL, Brady, Reyes


An undocumented necropolis at the (former) Central Unit, TX Supreme Court Chief Justice inspired by the Ferguson report, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits' readers attention: Galveston sued over bail schedule ACLU has sued Galveston County over its bail schedule, adding that county to Harris and Dallas as bail litigation sites. If your county still operates under a bail schedule, they'll soon have to change. Better to do it now before you're successfully sued. Ask the judges in Harris County. Central Unit property an undocumented necropolis Here's a postscript to the closure of TDCJ's Central Unit in ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Aclu, Ferguson, Dallas, Ferguson Missouri, Houston, City Council, San Antonio, Houston Chronicle, HARRIS, Lone Star State, TX, Levin, Reyes