Latest Ken Paxton News

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton beat impeachment. Now he wants Super Tuesday revenge on his foes

Mar. 02, 2024 00:45 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton beat impeachment. On Super Tuesday, he wants political revenge. The Republican, who just six months ago was on the brink of removal from office, is charging into Texas' primaries on a dramatic campaign to oust dozens in his...

LGBTQ+ advocacy group sues Texas AG, says it won't identify transgender families

Feb. 29, 2024 15:51 PM EST

A national LGBTQ+ advocacy group is suing the Texas Attorney General's office rather than hand over information about its support of transgender children receiving gender-confirming medical care. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Texas court, PFLAG National says Republican...

Border Patrol releases hundreds of migrants at a bus stop after San Diego runs out of aid money

Feb. 23, 2024 23:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hundreds of migrants were dropped off Friday at a San Diego bus stop instead of at a reception center that had been serving as a staging area because it ran out of local funding sooner than expected, showing how even the largest city on the country's southern border is struggling...

Texas school legally punished Black student over hairstyle, judge says

Feb. 22, 2024 16:18 PM EST

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A Black high school student’s monthslong punishment by his Texas school district for refusing to change his hairstyle does not violate a new state law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, a judge ruled on Thursday. Darryl George, 18, has not been...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 19, 2024 14:42 PM EST

Austin American Statesman. February 12, 2024. Editorial: Lights, cameras but no solutions on Greg Abbott’s border stage Lights, cameras, action. Surrounded by Texas National Guard members, military vehicles, and Republican counterparts from 11 states, Gov. Greg...

Judge rejects Texas AG Ken Paxton's request to throw out nearly decade-old criminal charges

Feb. 16, 2024 15:10 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge on Friday rejected Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ’s attempts to throw out felony securities fraud charges that have shadowed the Republican for nearly a decade. The decision by state District Judge Andrea Beall, an elected Democrat, keeps Paxton on...

Faced with wave of hostile bills, transgender rights leaders are playing "a defense game"

Feb. 09, 2024 08:07 AM EST

For decades, the plotline for LGBTQ+ activism in the U.S. was one of advances — often slow-paced and hard-fought but inexorably moving forward. Now, faced with unprecedented attacks in state legislatures, transgender rights leaders acknowledge they are playing defense — and two of the biggest...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton gets temporary reprieve from testifying in lawsuit against him

Jan. 30, 2024 20:34 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to temporarily halt state Attorney General Ken Paxton's scheduled testimony in a whistleblower lawsuit that was at the heart of the impeachment charges brought against him in 2023, delaying what could have been the Republican’s...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 22, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. January 19, 2024. Editorial: Conservative appeals court gets it right. Texas booksellers aren’t the morality police. Atticus Finch, the relentlessly principled defense attorney and father in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has just...

Texas AG Paxton won't contest facts of whistleblower lawsuit central to his 2023 impeachment

Jan. 18, 2024 17:04 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sought to end a whistleblower lawsuit by former top staff members on Thursday, announcing his agency would not contest the facts of the case and would accept any judgement. The lawsuit was brought by a group of former top...