Tag: Huntsville

U.S. Supreme Court blocks tonight’s execution of Brownsville man

By JUAN A. LOZANO The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court granted a reprieve Tuesday to a Texas inmate scheduled to die for...

Federal appeals court clears way for Texas execution

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court has cleared the way for the execution to proceed next week of a man condemned for...

Death row inmate’s execution still pending

A state appeals court Friday dismissed several motions filed by attorneys for death row inmate Ruben Gutierrez, who was set to be executed by...

Texas is spending $45 million on new COVID-19 tests for inmates

By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune Texas is spending $45 million on 300,000 new coronavirus tests to largely be used in the infected state prison system,...

Appeals court delays Texas execution set for next week

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An East Texas man who asserts that he is intellectually disabled has won a reprieve from his execution scheduled for...

70% of Texas prisoners tested have the coronavirus

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune Within the walls of Texas prisons overrun with the new coronavirus, information on its spread is still scarce, and the...