Texas

Texas Public Defender’s Office Seeks Pardon For George Floyd

Published 20 hours ago A week after winning former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted in George Floyd’s murder, Harris County, Tex., public defender Allison Mathis submitted a posthumous pardon request in a Texas court. Floyd was convicted in February 2004 for selling $10 worth of drugs. He served 10 months in jail after pleading guilty. RELATED: Derek Chauvin Sentencing Date…

Texas Utility Commissioner Resigns After Leaked Call Pledging to Help Banks Keep Blackout Profits

Power lines in Houston during the midst of February’s blackouts.Photo: David J. Phillip (AP)The last standing member of Texas’s Public Utility Commission handed in his resignation on Tuesday following a report that he assured out-of-state investors who made big profits from last month’s blackouts that he was working to make sure they could keep their…

Texas A&M WR, Former 5-Star Recruit Demond Demas Arrested on Marijuana Charge

Sean Rayford/Associated PressTexas A&M wide receiver Demond Demas was arrested in Brazos County, Texas, on suspicion of marijuana possession on Tuesday, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Brent Zwerneman. Demas allegedly had less than two ounces of marijuana at the time and was released from custody after posting a $2,000 bond.The 6’3″ pass-catcher made four appearances as…