affluenza Tonya Couch, Mother Of Texas 'Affluenza' Teen, Arrives At Tarrant County Jail By Associated Press • Jan 7, 2016 Paul Moseley / Fort Worth Star-Telegram The mother of a fugitive teen who used an "affluenza" defense after killing four people in a drunken crash has arrived at a North Texas jail. Ethan Couch And Mom Held 'Going-Away' Party Before Fleeing To Mexico, Sheriff Says By Eric Aasen, Christopher Connelly & Associated Press • Dec 29, 2015 Christopher Connelly / KERA News Before Ethan Couch and his mother fled to Mexico, they held a going-away party. Then they hopped in a pick-up truck and drove to the border. Federal Officials Join Search For Texas 'Affluenza' Teen Who's Gone Missing By Eric Aasen • Dec 18, 2015 ABC News screenshot Five stories that have North Texas talking: the feds join the search for the so-called “affluenza” teen; a judge rules against the Texas foster care system; a science experiment stirs up controversy; and more. No Jail For Teen With 'Affluenza' Who Killed 4 In Crash By Mark Memmott • Feb 6, 2014 A Texas judge has rejected a request from prosecutors that she send a teenager to jail for driving drunk and causing a crash last year that killed four people and seriously wounded two others.