Burleson County

Dale Mantey is a Democrat running for U.S. Congressional District 17.

A candidate for United States Congress in central Texas isn’t shying away from the issue of changing marijuana laws. Dale Mantey, who seeks to unseat incumbent Rep. Bill Flores in District 17, has made some of the boldest statements yet regarding the nation’s marijuana policies.

A grand jury has refused to indict a man who shot and killed a deputy during a raid on his home. Charged with capital murder, Henry Goedrich Magee was initially arrested following a raid on his home where he shot a deputy who he thought was an intruder.

A Burleson County sheriff’s deputy leading a dawn, no-knock drug raid was shot and killed by the homeowner last Thursday. Sgt. Adam Sowders becomes the 40th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year. Although Sowders was killed early last Thursday morning, we delayed