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Texas News: Beaumont, Joseph Young, Beaumont Federal Inmate Guilty of Assaulting Fellow Prisoner

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 36-year-old federal inmate has pleaded guilty to assaulting another prisoner in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Joseph Young, of Ripley, TN, pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon on June 22, 2018 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin. According to information presented … Continue reading Texas News: Beaumont, Joseph Young, Beaumont Federal Inmate Guilty of Assaulting Fellow Prisoner

Texas Political News: Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Four To Texas State Library And Archives Commission

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed David C. Garza and reappointed Lynwood Givens, Ph.D. to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for terms set to expire September 28, 2019 and September 28, 2021, respectively.  Additionally, the Governor has appointed Arthur Mann and Darryl Tocker for terms set to expire on September … Continue reading Texas Political News: Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Four To Texas State Library And Archives Commission

Texas Political News: Texas Governor Abbott Reappoints Lunceford To Board For Lease Of Texas Department Of Criminal Justice Lands

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Erin Lunceford to the Board for Lease of Texas Department of Criminal Justice Lands for a term set to expire on September 1, 2019. Erin Lunceford of Houston is counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright USA LLP. She previously served as Judge of the 61st Judicial District … Continue reading Texas Political News: Texas Governor Abbott Reappoints Lunceford To Board For Lease Of Texas Department Of Criminal Justice Lands

Texas News: Houston Man, Eugenio Cerda Guilty of Trafficking Drugs through the Eastern District of Texas

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 56-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Eugenio Cerda pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to money launder on June 21, 2018 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith … Continue reading Texas News: Houston Man, Eugenio Cerda Guilty of Trafficking Drugs through the Eastern District of Texas

Texas News: Salvadoran National, Mario Obdulio Orellana Indicted on Immigration and Voter Fraud Violations in East Texas

BEAUMONT, Texas –A 57-year-old Salvadoran national has been indicted on federal immigration violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Mario Obdulio Orellana was named in a five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on June 6, 2018 charging him with two counts of false representation of U.S. … Continue reading Texas News: Salvadoran National, Mario Obdulio Orellana Indicted on Immigration and Voter Fraud Violations in East Texas

Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration In Response To Severe Weather, Flooding

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday issued a State Disaster Declaration for six Texas counties impacted by severe weather and flooding.  Prior to today’s disaster declaration, Governor Abbott authorized the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions to aid in response efforts. “As severe weather and flooding continue … Continue reading Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration In Response To Severe Weather, Flooding

Texas News: Texas Awarded $13 Million In Fishery Disaster Funds For Harvey Recovery

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has been awarded over $13 million in grant funding for the rebuilding of commercial and recreational fishing industries affected by Hurricane Harvey.  This announcement comes after Governor Abbott sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in February requesting that the Department of … Continue reading Texas News: Texas Awarded $13 Million In Fishery Disaster Funds For Harvey Recovery

Texas Political News: Texas Governor Abbott Orders Emergency Special Election For Texas State Senate District 19

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Abbott today released the following statement and proclamation (PDF): WHEREAS, the resignation of Senator Carlos Uresti, and its acceptance, has caused a vacancy to exist in Texas State Senate District No. 19, which consists of Brewster, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Real, Reeves, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde … Continue reading Texas Political News: Texas Governor Abbott Orders Emergency Special Election For Texas State Senate District 19