Both pro- and anti-choice sides were dumbfounded by the outcome. The accused had been acquitted, the accusers indicted. The spectacular backfire might have been less of a surprise (although would still have been surprising) in Manhattan or San Francisco. But in Sheldon country?

Until just last week, the only thing many of us knew about Harris County is that it is located in east Texas, where Sheldon Cooper comes from. Sheld(...)

Two anti-abortion activists behind the filming of videos on foetal tissue procurement by Planned Parenthood have been indicted by a Texas grand jury that the women’s health group of any wrongdoing. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

A grand jury in the United States that was investigating accusations of misconduct against Planned Parenthood has instead indicted two abortion oppone(...)

Deputy Darren Goforth (47) has been named as the officer who was shot and killed. Photograph: HCSO Texas

A sheriff’s deputy pumping fuel into his patrol car was shot and killed on Friday in an ambush at a Houston petrol station, authorities said. A search(...)

Eight people were found dead inside a home following the arrest of David Conley, who exchanged gunfire with police, Texas authorities said Sunday. Photograph: David J Phillip/AP Photo

A 48-year-old man has been arrested an charged in connection with the deaths of eight members of a Texas family who were shot dead in their home at th(...)

A 49-year-old suspect police identified as David Conley was arrested “after members of the Harris County sheriff’s office High Risk Operations Unit and Hostage Negotiation Team negotiated his surrender”, police said in a statement.

A man has been charged with capital murder after five children and three adults were found dead at a house in suburban Houston, Texas, on Saturday nig(...)

Alfred Dewayne Brown was convicted of murdering a police officer in a 2003 shooting that was  allegedly a robbery that went wrong.

The murder conviction of a man on death row in Texas has been overturned after the state’s criminal appeals court found prosecutors withheld evidence.(...)

A Texas Department of Criminal Justice photo shows Suzanne Margaret Basso, a death row inmate who is due to be executed tonight for her role in the death of a mentally disabled man. Photograph: Texas Department of Criminal Justice/Handout via Reuters.

In an event rare even for the US’s busiest death chamber, Suzanne Basso is set to become the 14th woman executed in America since the death penalty wa(...)

First responders help an injured person following a mass stabbing at the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star College in northwest Houston, Texas, yesterday. Photograph: Maya Khalil/Reuters

A 20-year-old man has been charged over a stabbing spree at a Texas community college in which at least 14 people were injured. Sheriff(...)