Paxton's December Trial, CPS Neglect, Dallas Police and Youth Forum: Your Friday Morning Roundup

Good morning! Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.Weather: Mostly sunny and hot, with the Heat Advisory continuing. High: 101.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Attorney General Ken Paxton will fight felony indictment in December trialTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton will face a jury Dec. 11 to fight allegations that he broke state securities law during his time as a state representative.The trial will take place in Harris County, where a jury will be chosen Dec. 1. Paxton, a Republican, will first be tried on third-degree felony charges stemming from allegations that he failed to register as an investment adviser representative with state securities regulators.After that case is resolved, he will be back in court to fight two first-degree felony fraud charges. Paxton is accused of duping investors into buying stock in Servergy Inc., a McKinney technology startup. One of these investors, Byron Cook, is a Republican state representative and House committee chairman from Corsicana.Politics: The House gave its OK on Thursday to begin construction of the massive border wall envisioned by President Donald Trump.Philanthropy: Charity leaders in Texas caution that a revamp of the tax code could cause an unintended drop in giving.  Continue reading...

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