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Laura Skelding / Texas Tribune

When Sierra Smith told Baylor University she’d been sexually assaulted by a classmate during a 2016 spring break trip to South Padre Island, she hoped administrators would move to protect her and other students.

Mark Graham/Cooper Neil / The Texas Tribune

Democrat Wendy Davis appealed to women voters Tuesday by highlighting differences between herself and Republican opponent Greg Abbott on the issue that launched her race for governor- abortion.

Davis, who’s pro-choice, is challenging Abbott’s history of opposing abortion in cases where a woman becomes pregnant because of rape or incest.

Shelley Kofler / KERA News

Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, said Wednesday she wants to eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecuting cases of rape and sex assault.

The Texas Tribune

Both major candidates for governor have launched statewide television commercials in the past week.  Republican Greg Abbott’s second TV ad is in Spanish and English and features his Hispanic mother-in-law. But it’s Democrat Wendy Davis’ first statewide ad that’s grabbing attention.

Dallas police

UPDATE AT 4 p.m.: The neighborhood watch volunteer suspected of raping four women in southern Dallas has been arrested in Louisiana.

Van Dralan Dixson, 38, was arrested in a motel near downtown Baton Rouge around 2 this afternoon, Dallas police announced at a press conference.

Police believe a single attacker sexually assaulted as many as nine women since June in the Fair Park area.

Police say the attacker forced victims at gunpoint into secluded areas and sexually assaulted them.

Dallas Police Department

DNA results show one suspect is responsible for the three Lake Highlands sexual assaults, police say. Three women were attacked in their homes in the same neighborhood in one month’s time.

Ending The Silence About Rape

Feb 15, 2013
William Holston, Commentator

Commentator William Holston faces numerous issues in his work at the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, but he says the issue of sexual assault requires immediate worldwide attention.