Patrick Crusius plead guilty to all federal charges on Wednesday, nearly three and a half years after the 2019 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas — one of the deadliest attacks on Latinos in modern US history.
Blue Origin, the rocket venture founded by Jeff Bezos, launched its space tourism rocket from its West Texas test site to the edge of Earth’s atmosphere on Tuesday, marking the first test flight of the rocket in nearly a year. It marked the 13th test flight of New Shepard, as the vehicle is called, but it still […]
The recent shooting in and around Odessa, Texas, is shining new light on an old problem: In some states, a person barred from owning a gun under the law can still buy one in a private sale, without a background check. The West Texas shooter, Seth Ator, 36, failed a background check when he tried […]
West Texas shooter failed background check after being adjudicated ‘a mental defective,’ sources say
The West Texas man who killed seven people and wounded 25 in a shooting rampage failed a background check during an attempted firearm purchase in 2014 because he had earlier been adjudicated “a mental defective” and temporarily committed to an institution, three law enforcement sources told CNN on Wednesday. Seth Ator, 36, had been committed to an […]
A Texas cotton farmer is battling cancer and couldn’t harvest his crop. So his neighbors did it for him
When farmers in West Texas found out that one of their neighbors had cancer and couldn’t harvest his cotton crop, they turned out to help. They offered so much help, in fact, that some had to be turned away. Greg Bishop, who lives in Floyd County northeast of Lubbock, was diagnosed with leukemia in September […]
First openly gay United Methodist bishop talks about Pride month: "It invites others, no matter who they are, to be more authentic"