Texas Attorney General News

Recent news from the Office of the Attorney General

11/23/2017 12:37 AM
AG Paxton Releases Statement On DPS Trooper Killed In The Line of Duty
“I am saddened to hear of the tragic death of a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper killed today in Freestone County. This trooper died selflessly serving Texas. Please join Angela and me as we pray for the trooper’s family and for the entire Department of Public Safety.”

11/23/2017 12:35 AM
AG Paxton Releases Statement On DPS Trooper Shot In The Line of Duty
“I am saddened to hear of the tragic death of a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper killed today in Freestone County. This trooper died selflessly serving Texas. Please join Angela and me as we pray for the trooper’s family and for the entire Department of Public Safety.”

11/21/2017 10:41 PM
AG Paxton Appeals Lower Court Decision Blocking Implementation of Texas’ Dismemberment Bill to 5th Circuit
“A five-day trial in district court allowed us to build a record like no other in exposing the truth about the barbaric practice of dismemberment abortions,” Attorney General Paxton said. “We are eager to present that extensive record before the 5th Circuit. No just society should tolerate the tearing of living human beings to pieces. We are hopeful the 5th Circuit will respect the will of the Texas Legislature by upholding Texas’ lawful authority to protect the dignity of innocent unborn children as they die.”

11/21/2017 10:37 PM
AG Paxton: Texas Will Immediately Appeal Ruling on Dismemberment Abortion Ban to Protect the Unborn
“During a five-day trial this month in district court, we created a record unlike any other in exposing the horrors of dismemberment abortions. No just society should tolerate the tearing of living human beings to pieces,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Through extraordinary evidence and expert witness testimony, we established that Senate Bill 8 is lawful, treats the unborn with dignity and respect, and protects the integrity of the medical profession. We will defend Senate Bill 8 all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary.”

11/21/2017 08:11 PM
AG Paxton Leads 12-State SCOTUS Brief in Travel Ban Case
“Through its latest travel ban, the Trump administration has taken significant and common-sense steps to upgrade vetting and national security procedures vital to protecting Texas and the rest of the country from terrorism,” Attorney General Paxton said. “We’re hopeful the Supreme Court will agree with our coalition that the travel ban is lawful and constitutional, and should be enforced in its entirety.”

11/20/2017 05:35 AM
AG Paxton Statement on Fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent
“I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Agent Rogelio Martinez killed in the line of duty yesterday in Texas. He served our country faithfully and will forever be remembered as a heroic officer. Angela and I are praying for his family and his colleagues as they mourn his loss.”

11/17/2017 02:54 AM
AG Paxton Files Brief Urging the Supreme Court to Protect Prayer at Public Meetings
“Lawmaker-led prayer has existed across the country for more than a century,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Opening legislative meetings in prayer has consistently involved lawmakers themselves exercising their own religious liberty.”

11/16/2017 02:51 AM
AG Paxton: Child Predators Brought to Justice in Williamson County Operation
Continuing its efforts to protect children from dangerous child predators, the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office arrested three men in Williamson County for Online Solicitation of a Minor during an online operation last week. The men were all charged with a second-degree felony and booked into the Williamson County Jail without incident.

11/14/2017 08:43 PM
AG Paxton’s Criminal Prosecutions Division Helps Obtain the Death Penalty in Mass Murder Case
“We are grateful on behalf of the victims’ families that justice has been served, and we are thankful that this vicious killer has been removed from society,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Given the brutal nature of the mass murders, anything short of the death penalty would have been disproportionate. I am grateful to the Criminal Prosecutions Division of my office and the Anderson County DA’s office for all of the hard work they put into trying and winning this case.”

11/14/2017 08:03 PM
AG Paxton: 39,000 Texans May Be Eligible for Refunds Now in Western Union Settlement
“Scam artists are always looking for new ways to fool people into wiring them money, including schemes involving deceiving people into believing they are speaking with family members, romantic interests, lotteries or contests,” Attorney General Paxton said. “These fraudsters will be held accountable for their abuse of hardworking Texans.”