Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman

Chuck Lindell

Austin American-Statesman

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Past articles by Chuck:

Ken Paxton defeats Rochelle Garza in Texas attorney general race

Republican incumbent Ken Paxton was running ahead of Democrat Rochelle Garza in the race for Texas attorney general. → Read More

Early voting has begun in Texas. Here’s what to know about voting rights in 2022

Here's what to know about voting rights, poll watchers, and what's on the ballot. → Read More

Court rejects AG Ken Paxton's bid to continue prosecuting election crimes

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton objected to a court ruling that said his office lacks the authority to unilaterally prosecute election crimes. → Read More

'It was anything but heroic.' In exclusive interview, Texas DPS director speaks on response to Uvalde shooting

"I'll be glad to apologize to the families on behalf of law enforcement," McCraw said in an interview with the American-Statesman and KVUE. → Read More

How a false tale of police heroism in Uvalde spread and unraveled

Hours after the Uvalde school shooting, officers recounted a tale of police bravery and heroism. It was repeated again and again — until it crumbled. → Read More

How will recent election law changes in Texas affect voting access?

Election law changes enacted in 2021 could have a profound effect on the 2022 mid-term elections. How will those changes affect Texas voter access? → Read More

Beto O'Rourke asks appeals court to toss Greg Abbott megadonor Kelcy Warren's libel lawsuit

Texas billionaire Kelcy Warren argues that he was defamed by Beto O'Rourke as part of the Democrat's campaign for governor, → Read More

Alex Jones trial verdict: Jury awards $4.1 million in first phase of Sandy Hook case

Jurors have begun determining how much money Alex Jones must pay to the parents of 6-year-old Sandy Hook shooting victim, Jesse Lewis, for defamation. → Read More

Second day of Alex Jones trial ends in turmoil as lawyers square off

Outside of the presence of jurors, lawyers in the Alex Jones/Sandy Hook trial got into a heated argument at the end of the trial's second day. → Read More

How much will Alex Jones pay? Trial begins after judge ruled he defamed Sandy Hook parents

Alex Jones goes to trial in Austin, the first of three proceedings to determine how much he owes for defaming parents of kids killed at Sandy Hook. → Read More

'Run, run, run!': Officers rescuing children caught on released Uvalde bodycam

As police waited to confront a gunman, officers outside broke windows of other classrooms and rescued children. "Run, run, run!" an officer says. → Read More

Special Texas House investigative committee releases Uvalde school shooting report

The report on the Uvalde school shooting, released Sunday, was compiled by a special Texas House committee that interviewed 33 witnesses in private. → Read More

Death toll now 53 from suspected migrant-smuggling operation

The Bexar County medical examiner's office said Wednesday morning that it had taken custody of 53 bodies from the truck — 40 men and 13 women. → Read More

US appeals court revives Austin man's challenge to bump stock ban

A federal agency banned bump stocks after the devices were used in a 2017 mass shooting that killed 60 in Las Vegas. → Read More

Judge temporarily blocks Texas child-abuse investigations into transgender care

The judge's order blocks child-abuse investigations into three families that sued as well as families that belong to the advocacy group PFLAG. → Read More

Missing infant found alive 41 years after parents' bodies were recovered in Texas

The bodies of Tina and Dean Clouse were identified last year, prompting a search for Holly, who was an infant when they went missing in 1980. → Read More

'It was the wrong decision.' Officers didn't enter Uvalde classroom as kids kept calling 911

Update: 19 police officers were massed outside the Uvalde classroom but stopped from trying to break through the locked door. → Read More

Bankruptcy judge returns Sandy Hook claims against Alex Jones to Austin court

A state District Court in Austin will determine how much money Alex Jones must pay for calling the Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax. → Read More

Sen. John Cornyn calls Texas AG Ken Paxton's legal troubles 'a source of embarrassment'

The Republican primary runoff between Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Land Commissioner George P. Bush is Tuesday. → Read More

Appeals court lets Texas enforce, for now, social media law sought by conservatives

For now, Texas is allowed to enforce its new social media law — targeting Twitter, Facebook and other sites that Republicans say censor conservatives. → Read More