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Stories with organization: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:34 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber.

  • Judge allows Texas to keep execution drug secret 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:02 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge allowed state prison officials on Thursday to keep the identity of a new execution drug supplier secret despite new challenges to the state's claim that making the name public could put the company in danger.

  • Appeals court: 1 Texas execution back on schedule 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:13 pm
  • HOUSTON - A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.