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State Rep. Victoria Neave Pleads No Contest To June DWI Charge

Oct 20, 2017
Dallas Police Department

State Rep. Victoria Neave, D-Dallas, said Friday she had pleaded no contest to a June charge of driving while intoxicated.

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A federal judge's decision to block the so-called "sanctuary cities" bill has immigration advocates in North Texas cheering — but the fight to stop the law is far from over.

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State Rep. Victoria Neave was arrested by Dallas police on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated overnight.

Across the country, there's a backlog of kits containing potential evidence of sexual assaults. Victim advocates say the situation threatens public safety. Lawmakers in dozens of states are pushing for funding, and in Texas, one state representative has offered an innovative solution.

Thousands of rape kits sit sealed and untested in forensics labs and law enforcement offices in Texas. What's missing is state and local funding to pay to analyze the evidence in many of those kits.

Courtesy of the Joyful Heart Foundation

When you go to the Department of Public Safety office to apply for a driver’s license, the application asks if you want to donate a buck or more to support veterans or organ donation or people who are visually impaired. If Rep. Victoria Neave, D-Dallas, has her way, you’ll be asked if you’d like to help the state pay to test DNA evidence from sexual assault cases.

Molly Evans / KERA News

In an election dominated by Republicans, there were only a few scattered bright spots for Democrats this week. One of them happened in Dallas County, political rookie Victoria Neave, upended a Republican incumbent, Kenneth Sheets, in Texas’ most expensive state House race.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Democrats gathered on election night hoping for a big Hillary Clinton win. As the night wore on however, those feelings faded.

Warring Ads Turn Up Heat On Competitive Dallas County House Race

Oct 23, 2016
Victoria Neave/Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

One of Dallas County’s most historically competitive Texas House races is heating up with warring ads that put both candidates in opponents’ crosshairs.