The state of Texas is backing a school that expelled a black student after she refused to stand for the flag during the US Pledge of Allegiance.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton intervened on Tuesday to defend the Houston-area school district in its lawsuit with the student, India Landry.
Ms Landry, 18, filed a lawsuit after she was expelled last year from Windfern High School.
The case comes amid political tensions over respect for the American flag.
“School children cannot unilaterally refuse to participate in the pledge,” Mr Paxton – the state’s most senior law enforcement officer – said in a news release.
A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four prostitutes, reports say.
Officers were looking for Juan David Ortiz after a fifth woman escaped from him and contacted police, AP reported.
Mr Ortiz fled but was arrested in a hotel parking lot in the city of Laredo.
Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said police believed Mr Ortiz had acted alone.
“The county, the city can rest assured we have the serial killer in custody,” Sheriff Cuellar said. He was quoted by the Laredo Times newspaper.
The officer who killed a man in his apartment Thursday after she apparently mistook it for her own home also shot a suspect during an arrest in 2017.
Amber Guyger, 30, who has been with the department for almost five years, was not indicted in the 2017 shooting of the suspect who had taken her Taser from her during a struggle.
Police Chief U. Renee Hall said police were obtaining a warrant to charge the officer, whom the chief declined to name until she was formally charged. The chief said the officer’s blood was drawn to test for alcohol and drugs.
The unnamed officer, a five-year veteran, wasn’t hurt in the incident, which happened about 10 p.m. Thursday at the South Side Flats, at 1210 S. Lamar St. The location is just blocks from police headquarters in the Cedars.
During the encounter, the officer was in full uniform and “fired her weapon striking the victim,” police said.
Botham Shem Jean was taken to the hospital and died.
Police are searching for a mystery woman – wearing what looked like broken wrist restraints – who was filmed ringing a doorbell in Texas.
The night-caller, apparently barefoot and semi-clothed, was captured on a surveillance camera approaching a home in Montgomery County.
By the time the householder answered, she was gone. The resident reviewed the security footage and sent it to police.
Montgomery County Sheriff is looking into the “suspicious incident”.
The unidentified resident of the home in the community of Sunrise Ranch – 60 miles (96km) north of Houston – told police the doorbell rang at around 03:20am local time.
(CNN)A female shooter and a male employee were shot and killed early Monday at a distribution plant in Texas, a Missouri City spokeswoman said.