Death penalty http://tpr.org en Supreme Court Stays Out Of Texas Execution Case http://tpr.org/post/supreme-court-stays-out-texas-execution-case The Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for convicted Texas killer Tommy Lynn Sells on Thursday.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/27/295296930/texas-judge-orders-state-to-reveal-source-of-execution-drug">As we've reported</a>, Sells' attorneys have been arguing that he should not be executed before the state reveals the source of its execution drugs. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:31:51 +0000 Eyder Peralta 29478 at http://tpr.org Supreme Court Stays Out Of Texas Execution Case Update: Texas Supreme Court Halts Execution Drug Disclosure Order http://tpr.org/post/update-texas-supreme-court-halts-execution-drug-disclosure-order <p><strong>Update (3/28):</strong> The <a href="http://www.statesman.com/news/ap/texas/texas-supreme-court-halts-release-of-drug-supplier/nfNG2/" target="_blank">Associated Press is now reporting</a> that the Texas Supreme Court has halted the court decision that ordered the state to disclose the name of the compounding pharmacy that makes the drug pentobarbital.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:12:43 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29033 at http://tpr.org Mexican National Executed For Texas Cop's Murder http://tpr.org/post/mexican-national-executed-texas-cops-murder Texas has executed a Mexican national for killing a Houston police officer in 1994. Mexico opposes the death penalty and the execution revived a long-running diplomatic row between the United States and Mexico. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:27:00 +0000 editor 25508 at http://tpr.org Mexican National Executed In Texas After Supreme Court Denies Appeal http://tpr.org/post/scheduled-execution-mexican-national-revives-diplomatic-row Wednesday's execution of a Mexican national in Texas revived a long-running diplomatic row between the United States and its southern neighbor.<p><strong>Updated at 10:50 p.m. ET: Execution Carried Out</strong><p>The Associated Press <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/state&id=9403410" target="_blank">reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"A Mexican man has been executed in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:31:00 +0000 editor 25468 at http://tpr.org Mexican National Executed In Texas After Supreme Court Denies Appeal From Death Row To A Family Pet: 'Things I've Learned From Dying' http://tpr.org/post/death-row-family-pet-things-ive-learned-dying <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Law professor and author David Dow has had a unique experience with death and has compiled those diverse experiences into a new book. As an attorney, Dow has been part of over 100 cases where those on trial were facing death row, defending -- often unsuccessfully -- those who are facing their own end and who are coming to terms with what that means for their loved ones. Dow uses those experiences along with the death of people close to his family to give a look into the way relationships transform in the face of death.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:45:46 +0000 David Martin Davies 24863 at http://tpr.org From Death Row To A Family Pet: 'Things I've Learned From Dying' Movement On Govt. Shutdown | Texas Debates New Water Project Fund http://tpr.org/post/movement-govt-shutdown-texas-debates-new-water-project-fund <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> There is finally movement on the government shutdown in D.C. but Democrats say it&#39;s not enough. While there is plenty of support for Prop. 6, the November ballot item to establish a water fund, there is also a strong current of opposition. Also on this show: GOP candidates in Texas try to stay true to fundamentals and appeal to Latino voters, and the future of execution drugs used in Texas.</p><p><strong>Is the end of the government shutdown finally in sight?</strong></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:03:42 +0000 David Martin Davies 20042 at http://tpr.org Movement On Govt. Shutdown | Texas Debates New Water Project Fund Texas Politics, The Death Penalty, Endangered Species And Water Wars http://tpr.org/post/texas-politics-death-penalty-endangered-species-and-water-wars <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Matters: </span></strong>A look at major issues from all over the state this week -- Tom DeLay is acquitted of money laundering, the American Bar Association reviews the states system of capital punishment, alleged scandal with the dunes sagebrush lizard and a water tug-of-war between the Highland Lakes and Matagorda Bay.</p><p><strong>If this isn't money laundering, then what is?</strong></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:23:21 +0000 David Martin Davies 18859 at http://tpr.org Texas Politics, The Death Penalty, Endangered Species And Water Wars Senate Committees Act Quickly On Transportation/Juvenile Justice Bills http://tpr.org/post/senate-committees-act-quickly-transportationjuvenile-justice-bills <p>It took two separate Senate committees less than 10 minutes to pass a set of transportation funding and juvenile justice bills that are similar to those seen during the first special session.</p><p>Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, who authored the transportation bill from the first session, said many in the Texas House were not comfortable with a hard $6 billion ceiling for money from the Rainy Day Fund that will be transferred into transportation funding.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:54:48 +0000 Ryan Poppe 14136 at http://tpr.org Senate Committees Act Quickly On Transportation/Juvenile Justice Bills Texas Matters: How Would Raising The Minimum Wage Affect Texas? http://tpr.org/post/texas-matters-how-would-raising-minimum-wage-affect-texas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During his last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed raising the national minimum wage to nine dollars an hour and permanently indexing it to the cost of living.</span></p><p>Supporters say it's a way to redistribute income from thriving corporations to workers. Others say it’s a surefire way to kill jobs.</p><p>With the <a href="http://www.bls.gov/ro6/fax/minwage_tx.htm" target="_blank">most minimum wage workers in the union</a>, Texas would be the state most impacted if the wage increase becomes law.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:19:20 +0000 David Martin Davies 8054 at http://tpr.org Texas Matters: How Would Raising The Minimum Wage Affect Texas? Permian Basin On The Upswing While Panhandle Struggles http://tpr.org/post/permian-basin-upswing-while-panhandle-struggles <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Oil Revenue Rises, Cost Of Living Follows</span></strong></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:22:20 +0000 David Martin Davies 6852 at http://tpr.org Permian Basin On The Upswing While Panhandle Struggles