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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Statement on Passing of Dallas Police Officer
“I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of the courageous Dallas PD officer, Rogelio Santander, who died today as a result of yesterday’s shooting. Please join me in praying for the officer’s family, as well as officers in Dallas and everywhere, as they mourn the loss of their colleague. May swift justice prevail and may God grant peace to those who grieve.”

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice Defend Texas’ Redistricting Maps at the U.S. Supreme Court
Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller and a top lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) after they presented powerful oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of Texas’ redistricting maps. Last year, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in San Antonio invalidated two of Texas’ 36 congrssional districts (27 and 35) and multiple state House districts. Attorney General Paxton appealed the rulings to the high court, which blocked them from taking effect until it could hear the case today.

Monday, April 23, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests McLennan County Man for Possession of Lewd Images of a Child
Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Matthew Richard Hightower of Waco on five counts of possession of lewd visual material depicting a child. If convicted, the 26-year-old could face up to 10 years in a state jail facility.

Friday, April 20, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Praises Heroic Actions of Celina Firefighter
“I am so proud of Andrew Needum and his courageous response during an unfathomable air crisis,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Although Andrew responded as any trained firefighter would, he acted heroically placing himself in harm’s way to attempt to save the life of a fellow passenger.”

Friday, April 20, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Obtains $2 Million Judgment Against Happie Hippie Smoke Shop for Selling Illegal Synthetic Drugs
“My office will continue to use all legal means possible to protect Texans and their families from the scourge of synthetic drugs,” Attorney General Paxton said. “As evidenced by the outcome of this latest case, businesses that sell synthetic drugs will be held accountable.”

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