Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta will face Democratic challenger Robert Pruett in the November election, setting up a rematch from a 2014 contest.
"In the last few years we've done a lot of really good things," said Sebesta, a Republican. "We've had four major floods in three years in Brazoria County. We have gotten through those without any loss of life. I think that's a major accomplishment."
Inmate executed in Texas for corrections officer’s death
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate convicted in the death of a prison guard was executed Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers' attempts to halt the punishment.
The Latest: Man executed in Texas for prison guard’s death
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a Texas inmate who was convicted in a prison guard's 1999 death (all times local):
A Texas inmate convicted in the death of a prison guard has been executed after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyer's attempts to halt the punishment.
Man convicted in Texas prison guard’s death to be executed
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate who sued unsuccessfully to try to halt his execution, arguing that more DNA testing needed to be done, is now trying to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the punishment scheduled for Thursday.
2 Texas inmates set to die this month lose at Supreme Court
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused appeals from two convicted killers facing execution in Texas this month, including one inmate set to die next week.
The high court, without comment, declined to review appeals from death row inmates Robert Pruett and Anthony Shore.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 37-year-old prisoner on Texas death row for the slaying of a corrections officer has received an execution date for later this year.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says the agency has received court documents setting Robert Pruett for lethal injection Oct. 12.
Inmate set to die for prison officer slaying gets reprieve
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas prisoner who was set to die later this month for the slaying of a corrections officer has received a reprieve.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stopped the scheduled Aug. 23 execution of 36-year-old Robert Pruett.
Pruett already was in prison with a 99-year sentence when he was condemned for fatally stabbing corrections officer Daniel Nagle in December 1999 at the McConnell Unit prison near Beeville, about 85 miles southeast...