Subject:

Beeville

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Fourteen Prison Guards Plead Guilty To Running Inmate-Drug Empire

    We guess the definition of "captive audience" is pretty much epitomized by prison inmates. In Beeville, guards at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's McConnell Unit took advantage of the potential customer base and ran one hell of a drug ring, with the aid of inmates. They also smuggled in p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Chavez High Students Ready To Tear Up The Texas Mile With Their 561-HP GTO

    High school kids with a car that can bomb away at 180 or so mph? Sounds like a recipe for disaster. Instead it's a learning experience that's turning out to be a fun ride with no end in sight. This weekend, the 10th annual Texas Mile competition will play host to an extremely competitive field of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Thirteen Former Corrections Officers Indicted for Racketeering and Drug Charges

    Anyone who has watched TV knows that prisons are seriously screwed up places. They call them "correctional facilities," but very few believe much is being corrected inside the walls. And if you believe TV and movies, prison guards are often corrupt bullies who just want to kick prisoners asses and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Comment on This One, We Dare You

    Back in the Near Dark Ages when LOM was in grad-school journalism, one of the things that stuck with me was a lecture on "the lunatic fringe." These are the people who call in to radio talk shows or send long, vitriolic letters to newspapers, magazines and blogs. Negative reviews always bring out th ... More >>

  • News

    December 4, 2008

    Crime Doesn’t Pay(back): A Houston Press Special Report on Court-Ordered Restitutions in Texas

    More than 90 percent of Texas parolees walk away without paying off what the state ordered them to.

  • News

    October 9, 2008
  • News

    September 13, 2007

    Cold Case

    Woman found dead 17 years ago in Manvel remains unidentified

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Prose and Cons

    Crusading convicts turned the docile Echo newspaper into a voice for prison reform. Fellow inmates cheered, but alarmed TDCJ officials preferred silence.

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Party Lines

    A judge has serious hang-ups over state prisons listening in on inmate-attorney calls

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Job Insecurity

    For 13 hours, guard Jeanette Bledsoe wondered if she would see one more murder inside prison walls -- her own. Now she wants to make sure TDCJ protects those who protect us from society's rejects.

  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Brothers of the Road

    'The I-69 "NAFTA Highway" is supposed to create thousands of jobs. Thanks to your tax dollars, it's already provided a very good one for the underemployed brother of Tom DeLay.

  • News

    November 10, 1994

    Too Pharr-out?

    The GOP tried to peddle a story about Ann Richards' own "Willie Horton," but the state's press corps wasn't buying

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