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  • Texas prisoners lose their lunch

    Texas prisoners lose their lunch
    Prisoners in Texas jails have been tightening their belts as the state cuts back on weekend lunches to save money. Since April, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has scaled back on weekend meals to two per day, eliminating lunch. Department...
  • Justice, finally done?: Rape kit testing bill to ease backlog headed to Governor

    Justice, finally done?: Rape kit testing bill to ease backlog headed to Governor
    It is an emotional journey when Lavinia Masters talks about the moment she learned the name of the man who police say broke into her Dallas home and raped her when she was just 13 years old. "This was like a road block of not knowing who did this to me...
  • Former NRH Elementary Teacher Gets Life for Abusing Students

    Former NRH Elementary Teacher Gets Life for Abusing Students
    A former North Texas teacher has been given the maximum sentence for sexual assault of children under 14.  The charge carries punishment of 25 years to life in prison with no possibility of parole; yesterday a Tarrant County jury sentenced 60-year-old...
  • Rape Survivors Push For Standardized Forms, Training To Catch Serial Offenders

    Rape Survivors Push For Standardized Forms, Training To Catch Serial Offenders
    Lisa Gabbert thought she was an invincible teenager, until one day 30 years ago when a masked man slipped into her bedroom and raped her. "It was pretty much a nightmare," Gabbert said. Gabbert wasn't the first or the last sexual assault victim of...