Texas Attorney General News

Recent news from the Office of the Attorney General

07/25/2017 09:34 PM
MEDIA ADVISORY: Taichin Preyor Scheduled for Execution
Pursuant to a court order from the 290th Judicial District Court of Bexar County, Taichin Preyor is scheduled for execution after 6:00 p.m. on July 27, 2017.

07/25/2017 08:52 PM
OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests McLennan County Man for Possession of Child Pornography
The Texas Attorney General’s Office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online. The CEU proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and online sources. Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety. If you suspect someone of producing or downloading child pornography you can report it to NCMEC. For more information on cyber safety, please visit: https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/cyber-safety/.

07/25/2017 05:58 AM
AG Paxton Joins West Virginia and Three Other States in Supreme Court Brief to Protect Second Amendment Rights
“The Fourth Circuit interpretation places an unlawful burden on Second Amendment rights. The Constitution plainly guarantees law-abiding citizens the right to bear arms, whether through open or concealed carry,” said Attorney General Paxton. “We must ensure the Court continues to protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.”

07/18/2017 10:04 PM
AG Paxton: Texas Will Appeal Prison Heat Ruling
“The judge’s ruling downplays the substantial precautions TDCJ already has in place to protect inmates from the summer heat,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Texas taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars to pay for expensive prison air conditioning systems, which are unnecessary and not constitutionally mandated. We’ll appeal the decision and are confident that TDCJ is already doing what is constitutionally required to adequately safeguard offenders from heat-related illnesses.”

07/16/2017 10:08 PM
AG Paxton Obtains $25 Million for the State of Texas in Illegal Debt Collecting Suit
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week obtained a final judgment and permanent injunction against Samara Portfolio Management, LLC, Law Office of Joseph Onwuteaka, P.C., and Joseph O. Onwuteaka, for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices—Consumer Protection Act (DTPA), Texas Debt Collection Act and the Identity Theft Protection and Enforcement Act (ITPA).

07/13/2017 04:11 AM
OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Williamson County Man for Possession of Child Pornography
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 70-year-old Stephen Gordon Holcomb, of Taylor, on three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony. Holcomb could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

07/07/2017 06:59 AM
AG Paxton Praises District Court’s Decision on Campus Carry Lawsuit
“The court’s ruling today is the correct outcome,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The fact that a small group of professors dislike a law and speculate about a ‘chilling effect’ is hardly a valid basis to set the law aside.”

07/06/2017 10:08 PM
AG Paxton Obtains $900,000 Judgment against Developer of Illegal Subdivision
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the entry of a $900,000 agreed judgment against Pearland developer Richard J. Burns in connection with his sale of property in an illegal Caldwell County subdivision known as Century Oak Estates.

06/30/2017 05:38 AM
AG Paxton Applauds Texas Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Case
“I’m extremely pleased that the Texas Supreme Court recognized that Texas law is still important when it comes to marriage,” Attorney General Paxton said. “While the U.S. Supreme Court declared a right to same-sex marriage, that ruling did not resolve all legal issues related to marriage.” According to the Texas Supreme Court, “Mr. Pidgeon and the Mayor, like many other litigants throughout the country, must now assist the courts in fully exploring Obergefell’s reach and ramifications, and are entitled to the opportunity to do so.”

06/29/2017 12:14 AM
Attorney General Paxton Statement on the San Antonio Shooting
“I am asking all Texans to join me in praying for the wounded San Antonio police officers. My office is willing and ready to assist in the ongoing investigation in any way necessary. Our law enforcement officers are true Texas heroes and deserve our prayers and support now and always.”