‘He has a battle rifle’: Police feared Uvalde gunman’s AR-15
In previously unreleased interviews, police who responded to the Robb Elementary shooting told investigators they were cowed by the shooter’s military-style rifle. This drove their decision to wait for a Border Patrol SWAT team to engage him, which took more than an hour.
Uvalde families ask to join suit pushing for DPS to release public records – Houston Public Media
The state’s top police department, which oversees the Texas Rangers — whose officers investigated the shooting — has refused to release records, including incident reports, internal communications, ballistic reports and body-camera footage.houstonpublicmedia.org
Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan’s new priority bills focus on school safety, requiring districts to adopt active-shooter plans
More than nine months after the Uvalde school shooting, top GOP lawmakers maintain focus on school safety reforms and investments in mental health resources in hopes it will prevent future tragedies.
Saving time, saving lives: Brownsville ISD adds police shields, trauma first aid kits
Through a grant the BISD Police Department has secured top-of-the-line, rifle-resistant Vanguard shields for 72 officers, and near-EMT level IFAK emergency response kits using department funds. Both items are part of the Brownsville Independent School District’s ongoing response to school safety concerns in the aftermath of the Uvalde school shooting last May. Edward Martinez, the BISD Police training coordinator, said of the emergency first aid kits. We have medical kits, but these are smaller and can be hooked onto your vest or your belt,” Martinez said of the emergency kits. The kits cost $95 each, and BISD is seeking a grant to cover the cost, Chief Oscar Garcia said.myrgv.com
Uvalde’s state lawmakers face an uphill battle raising the age limit for semi-automatic guns. They’re trying anyway. – Houston Public Media
Many relatives of Uvalde victims back bills that state Rep. Tracy King and Sen. Roland Gutierrez are pushing in the Legislature. But limits on gun access don’t fare well at the Capitol.houstonpublicmedia.org
Uvalde’s state lawmakers face an uphill battle raising the age limit for semi-automatic guns. They’re trying anyway.
Many relatives of Uvalde victims back bills that state Rep. Tracy King and Sen. Roland Gutierrez are pushing in the Legislature. But limits on gun access don’t fare well at the Capitol.
Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg felt guilt after Uvalde, Texas mass shooting
Preview: In an interview airing February 12 on "CBS Sunday Morning," the co-founder of the advocacy group March For Our Lives said, "We came out and we literally said, 'Never again.' … Obviously, that didn't work."cbsnews.com
Biden rule reclassifying some pistols as short-barreled rifles draws Texas lawsuit
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives amended a rule that classifies guns with “stabilized braces” as rifles, which are subject to different regulations, triggering the objection of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gun Owners of America.
After fumbled Uvalde shooting response, Texas senator wants to make it easier to sue law enforcement officers
State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, a San Antonio Democrat, introduced a package of legislation that includes a bill that would end qualified immunity, which shields government officials from liability for constitutional violations.
After Uvalde massacre, state lawmaker eyeing how schools address truancy
The Robb Elementary School shooter had hundreds of unexcused absences, and a House investigative report noted it was unclear whether any attempts were made by the school district to find out what was happening in the teen’s life before he was involuntarily withdrawn.
Uvalde DA gets initial state police report on school shooting but doesn’t expect full investigation for months
The preliminary report has not been made public by either the district attorney’s office or the state. The Texas Rangers are conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting at Robb Elementary.
Broken hearts lead to broken traditions in Uvalde as Mata family celebrates first holidays without Tess
The Matas never celebrated Day of the Dead before; this year they built an altar at the grave of 10-year-old Tess, surrounded by family. For Thanksgiving and Christmas, they broke their traditions.
Letters: Can’t teach fortitude
Can’t teachfortitudeI read with amusement, the page A3 C1 article by Karen Brooks about Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McGraw’s fantasy training facility (Nov. 25). How in the world can you train someone to improve their intestinal fortitude? Perhaps Mr. Navarrette is not aware that there were many Hispanic and Native American Texas Rangers beginning in the early 1830s. I find it interesting that Navarrette blames the Texas Rangers for the slaughter of our children in Uvalde on May 24. And that is the reason he wants the Texas Rangers to change the name of their baseball team.myrgv.com
Criminal cases in South Texas are unraveling because of a Texas Ranger’s suspension after the Uvalde shooting
After the Texas Department of Public Safety suspended Texas Ranger Christopher Ryan Kindell, one of hundreds of officers who responded to the May 24 mass shooting, felony cases he investigated are in jeopardy and experts have questioned the justification for his suspension.
Uvalde learns auditor breached school; analysis shows delays in medical response to shooting – Houston Public Media
A report on a safety audit recently conducted at Uvalde schools, and a new analysis revealing stunning delays in the medical response after the shooting at Robb Elementary delivered a one-two punch of bad news for the community just before the winter holidays.houstonpublicmedia.org
Report: Delays and confusion slowed Uvalde medical response
UVALDE (AP) — Ambulances in short supply, police cars blocking access for medical vehicles and helicopters with critical blood supplies stationed miles away from Robb Elementary all delayed life-savin[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Report: Delays and confusion slowed Uvalde medical response
Ambulances in short supply, police cars blocking access for medical vehicles and helicopters with critical blood supplies stationed miles away from Robb Elementary all delayed life-saving care for victims in the Uvalde, Texas school massacre, according to a report published Tuesday.
DPS to conduct random vehicle safety inspections at ports of entry along Texas border to help stop cartel smuggling
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that its troopers will began conducting random commercial vehicle safety inspections as they cross international ports of entry (POEs) into Texas, according to a release.
Houston’s Lizzo honors slain Uvalde teacher, others during acceptance speech at 2022 People’s Choice Awards
Houston’s Lizzo recently honored Eva Mires, a Uvalde teacher who was killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary, during her acceptance speech at the People’s Choice Awards on Tuesday night, KSAT News reports.
Uvalde shooting victims seek $27B, class action in lawsuit
Victims of a Texas elementary school shooting are seeking a $27 billion class action lawsuit against city and state police, the city of Uvalde and other school and law enforcement officials for failing to follow active shooter protocol, according to the lawsuit filed this week.
Uvalde sues local prosecutor over school shooting records
AUSTIN (AP) — The city of Uvalde sued the local prosecutor's office Thursday seeking access to records and other investigative materials on the May shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 chil[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Uvalde officials say local prosecutor impeded investigation into police response to shooting
In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the city of Uvalde says the district attorney is restricting information needed by its independent investigator. Uvalde wants a judge to compel the prosecutor to hand over all relevant investigative information.
‘We have to do better for our kids’: Matthew McConaughey discusses Uvalde activism as he becomes one of the “People of the Year” in 2022
A grieving actor Matthew McConaughey and a pair of little girl’s Converse sneakers with a heart: those are one of the searing images imprinted on many Americans’ minds in the wake of the grisly, devastating mass shooting of children and their teachers at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School in May.
Uvalde mom sues police, gunmaker in school massacre
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last conversation Sandra Torres had with her 10-year-old daughter was about her nervous excitement over whether she’d make the all-star softball team.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Doctor to review if Uvalde victims had survivable injuries
AUSTIN (AP) — A Texas doctor said Thursday he is working with state police to determine whether any of the 21 people killed in the Uvalde school shooting could have been saved had medical help arrived[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Texas DPS chief Steve McCraw says his agency “did not fail” at Uvalde school shooting
Weeks after Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw said he would resign if his troopers had “any culpability” in the botched police response to the Uvalde school shooting, he told fam[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Months after the Uvalde shooting, gun control is no longer at the top of voters’ minds – Houston Public Media
The Texas Politics Project recently asked voters about the issues most important to them. The top three were immigration, the state economy and abortion, all with double-digit support.houstonpublicmedia.org