Texas National Guard and state troopers stand by a gate in the border fence on May 12, 2023, in El Paso. A program launched by the Biden administration allows people from four countries to apply for "parole" and enter the U.S. legally if they have a U.S. sponsor. Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune


As Texas tries to end federal “parole” program for some immigrants, a Nicaraguan waits to see if he can stay

Posted on · A Texas judge will decide the fate of a Biden administration program that allows people from four countries to live and work in the U.S. for up to two years. A man who sponsored his friend for the program has fought to save it.

The Bob Casey United States Courthouse is located on Rusk Street in downtown Houston.


Houston bankruptcy judge David Jones resigns after misconduct complaint regarding his relationship with an attorney

Posted on · Jones resigned Monday, three days after a formal misconduct complaint was filed in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The prominent bankruptcy judge is accused of failing to disclose a romantic relationship with an attorney who previously worked for a law firm that regularly handled cases in his court.

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DOJ: Houston woman pleads guilty in scheme to sell fraudulent paper license plates from Texas

Posted on · Hundreds of thousands of fraudulent temporary tags were issued and sold to buyers across the United States as part of the conspiracy, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. A man alleged to have been involved is wanted by the FBI.

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Woman who ran former Houston bar Puerto Alegre pleads guilty to sex trafficking crimes

Posted on · Maria Dolores Botello-Morales, 56, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, according to federal court records. Some of her relatives face similar charges.

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