Texas Attorney General

Paxton Reaches Agreement with Tobacco Companies Resulting in $195 Million Awarded to Texas

Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a settlement agreement with major tobacco companies that will result in $195 million paid to Texas. The lawsuit arose out of the 1998 Texas Tobacco Settlement Agreement, by which major tobacco companies must make annual payments to Texas to reimburse it for smoking-related health care costs. In 2015, ITG Brands LLC acquired four cigarette brands from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company—Kool, Maverick, Salem, and Winston—but neither company made the required settlement […]

Texas Office of the Attorney General Appoints Brent Webster as First Assistant Attorney General

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the appointment of Brent Webster as First Assistant Attorney General. “I am honored that C has chosen me to lead in the attorney general’s office at an incredibly critical time in the history of this state,” Brent Webster said. “I look forward to working with Attorney General Paxton to lead an agency that greatly impacts Texas, and therefore, the United States.” Webster has served as a criminal prosecutor […]

OAG Collaborates with Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Bring Child Predators to Justice in  Gregg County

Ken Paxton

  Continuing its efforts to protect children from dangerous child predators, the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of the Texas attorney general’s office arrested four men in Gregg County for Online Solicitation of a Minor during a sting operation this week. The CEU collaborated with the Arlington Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Longview Police Department on the operation. The suspects were all charged with a second-degree felony and booked into the Gregg County Jail without incident. […]