Kim Kardashian and her family have donated $500,000 to charities in Texas to aid the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, WENN.com reports.

The reality TV star and her half sisters Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian, and their mom Kris Jenner, donated $500,000 directly to The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.

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Ethan Couch

Mexican authorities captured fugitives Ethan Couch, 18, and his mother Tonya Couch, 48, during a traffic stop in Puerto Vallarta on Monday.

In a mugshot released this morning, Ethan's hair was dyed dark brunette to change his appearance and avoid capture.

Both fugitives are being held by Mexican authorities in a Mexican jail.

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Gov. Gregg Abbott

The pushback to the controversial Supreme court ruling on gay marriage has begun.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott fired the 1st shot across the bow today when he ordered state agencies to take no action against anyone who refuses to issue a marriage license to gay couples.

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Texas Jury Acquits Man Who Killed Escort

A Texas jury acquitted a john who shot and killed his escort because she refused to have sex with him.

The jury found that Ezekiel Gilbert was justified in killing Lenora Ivie Frago, 21, on Christmas Eve 2012, because he paid her $150 for her escort services and she refused to return the money after denying his request for sex.

Gilbert's lawyer cited a broad Texas law that allows for "deadly force" to “retrieve stolen property at night."

Gilbert contracted Frago's services though an ad on Craigslist.

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