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Dallas County

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Harris County Was One of the Deadliest Places for Women in 2013

    In case you need another bit of horrible news, the folks over at Texas Council on Family Violence kicked off the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month by releasing a report on women murdered by domestic violence. The annual report, based on data gathered and confirmed through law enforcement, d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Harris County "Doing Well," But Some Surrounding Counties Are Doing Better

    Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Galveston and Chambers counties make up a little East Texas pocket of "doing better." That's according to a New York Times graphic released last week. The Times ranked every county in the United States by median household income, unemployment rate, disabili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Court of Criminal Appeals Hears Homicide "Junk Science" Case

    We don't know how 17-month-old Tristen Rivet died. Neither does the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy. The problem is, that medical examiner once thought she knew how Rivet died. Patricia Moore believed the toddler was murdered. And Moore testified to that effect in a Montgomery County c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Texas, Harris County Still No. 1 in Executions, but Numbers Down Sharply Nationwide

    According to a report from the Death Penalty Information Center, there have been only 39 executions in the United States this year, only the second time that number has been below 40 since 1994 and down 4 from last year's 43. This is additionally a decline of 60 percent since 1999 and the number of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Neal Robbins: Serving Life for a Homicide -- Only Now There is No Official "Homicide."

    In 1998, a Harris County associate medical examiner ruled that 17- month old Tristan Rivet died as a result of homicide, and a Montgomery County jury decided that Neal Robbins killed her. In 2007, the same medical examiner decided she made a mistake, and that the cause of death should have been "un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Report: Only 2 Percent of U.S. Counties Behind Most Executions

    Harris County is responsible for 115 executions since 1976 -- by far the highest driver of capital punishment -- but taxpayers statewide have to bear the burden of the costly appeals process, according to a new study by an anti-death penalty group. The Washington, D.C.-based Death Penalty Informati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    American Bar Association to Texas: Your Administration of the Death Penalty is Woefully Inept

    There are a number of legitimate criticisms that can be levied at the American Bar Association: it has accredited far too many law schools such that there are more lawyers than there are jobs, it can be self important and it skews towards the "elites" in the legal profession. That said, it is still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    DOJ Eyes Will Be On the Ground in Harris, Fort Bend counties on Election Day

    Voters in Harris and Fort Bend counties will get an extra treat on Election Day: Federal poll watchers. As a result of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (now 47 years old!), the federal government attempts to make sure every registered voter regardless of race, color "or membership in a minority langua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Houston Babylon: The 1970s Shotgun Death of Bonnie and Clyde Assistant William Daniel "Deacon" Jones

    Houston Babylon, the feature that came out earlier this week, dissects a few of the creepiest and most chilling events in Houston history. In coming up with four of those tales, we stumbled over many more -- too many to fit the print edition. All this week we'll bring you some extra, online-only s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Let's Hear It For Houston, Home To 4 Of TxDot's 10 Most Congested Highway Stretches

    The Texas Department of Transportation has released its annual list of the most angst-producing stretches of highway in the state, and once again the Houston area is not to be denied. Four of the top 10 most congested "roadway segments" are within driving distance, if by "driving" you mean "sitting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Houston, Get Ready For Your West Nile Virus Spraying

    Houston has seen what;'s going on in Dallas and decided it is no time to mess around with the West Nile Virus. Three Houston-area deaths from the mosquito-borne disease have been reported, with the victims all being older than 55. Dallas County has declared a state of emergency after nine local de ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    Killer Joe

    Finger-lickin' wrong

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Dems Dream Of A Blue Texas As They Convene In Houston

    For people who've been losing Texas elections pretty consistently since the `80s, Democrats at the Democratic State Convention officially kicking off today in downtown Houston are surprisingly upbeat. That's because many of them are expecting the tide to turn in Texas politics, maybe not today or to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Joe Bankson, Gena Charlton: Liberty Co. Couple Sues Media, Sheriff Over That Psychic-Inspired Search For Mass Graves

    Remember last summer's sudden media hysteria about a large amount of children's graves on a Liberty County home? It was all inspired by a psychic who phoned the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, and, we think, some tipster in that office who gave out bad info that led outlets such as CNN to momentar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Beaumont Diocese Sued Over Priest Who Allegedly Abused Teen in 1976

    A Dallas County man is suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont, and Bishop Curtis Guillory, over sexual abuse the man allegedly suffered by a now-deceased priest in 1976-1977. Filed last week in Jefferson County District Court, the man -- identified as John Doe 104 -- claims that Father Ronald ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    The Healthiest County in Texas Definitely Isn't Around Here

    The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have put together a list of health by county across the nation, looking at births, deaths and various measures of the quality of life. You can get a statewide ranking of the counties in your state, and if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    I-45 in Harris County: Most Teen Car Crashes in Texas

    Road trip...to higher insurance rates.​There's nothing like being a teen behind the wheel in summer. You've got your music blasting, you at least imagine the top's down, and the world is yours. Plus, if you're in Harris County, you have the added excitement of crashing at almost any moment. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Gene Locke The Lobbyist

    If you missed last night's debate then you missed a good one. In fact, it was the best one to date. Check the live-blog coverage to catch up on the juicy details.Gene Locke's background and possible conflicts of interests were brought up midway through the debate via a question submitted by a viewer ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    The Innocence Project Of Texas Becomes A Victim

    The Innocence Project of Texas has, apparently, become the victim of one of the bigger crimes of the present day.The IPT, for those who don't know, is an Austin-based group of volunteer students and lawyers who take up the cases of those they feel have been wrongly convicted.One case they're not lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Today: Swishahouse Hip Hop Health & Wellness Workshop

    It's World AIDS Day, and although you don't hear near as much about it these days, the disease is still very much with us. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, in 2006 - the most recent year for which statistics are available - Harris County had the state's most new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Harris County Becomes Democratic

    Many predicted it would happen, either this election cycle or next, but it was a close-run thing. In the end, though, Harris County turned Democratic. For the first time since LBJ, the county did not go for the Republican presidential candidate. Democrats pretty much swept the judicial races, alth ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 5, 2007

    Swift Meatpacking Plant and Illegal Immigrants

    Swift & Company pitted employee against employee when it replaced injured workers with illegal immigrants

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    Millionaire Mindsetters

    No skeptics need apply to this get-rich-quick proposition

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    Father Tu's Holy Mess

    Last week, a Dallas County court released 700 pages of personnel files from the Fort Worth Diocese pertaining to priests who had been accused of sexual misconduct. Inadvertently, 16 pages related to Father Joseph Tu Ngoc Nguyen ("Father Tu") were also released. Tu was reassigned to Houston from an A ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2005

    The Fix Is In

    UTMB is under fire in Dallas for its jail health care. So why is Houston ready to install it here?

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Dream Team or Bad Dream?

    Democrats sift pre-election portents for the answer

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Con's Con

    A contained experiment in Medicaid finally gets uncovered

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Needling the Mayor

    Former drug czar Lee Brown has trouble negotiating a question about why there's no needle-exchange program for addicts in Houston

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Nice Guy, Wrong Color

    How Ken Bentsen got run over by a rainbow

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Lethal Legacy

    Yates isn't dying to prove the equity of Harris County executions

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Calling On the Governor

    WorldPeace wages telemarketing terror in his quest for office

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Protective Wrapping

    Programs surround a kid and his family with services, hoping for success

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Sick Kids

    For many mentally ill teenagers in Texas, the only way to get treatment is to get arrested.

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Curses! Foiled Again

    Houston killer Davis gets no deal on his plan to pare back his punishment

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Picking Up the Bill

    This time, a plan to bring drug courts here has real teeth

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    One Down

    Catherine Mehaffey Shelton's husband got convicted of murder. And the jury believed Shelton was with him.

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Sand in Your Craw?

    Make yourself heard

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Farewell to a Killer

    A dogged detective and a Houston judge take parting shots at an old nemesis

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    Line Of Defense

    Despite a troubled Houston past, attorney Catherine Mehaffey Shelton says she's no killer

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Love Hurts

    Six of her ex-lovers or associates are wounded or dead. Authorities wonder if old ways die hard for former Houston attorney Catherine Mehaffey Shelton.

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Waldhauser Watch

    A story about the new life and old ways of a notorious killer spurs indictments and national coverage

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Strong Convictions

    Hard-line leaders such as loopy Stephen Mansfield have taken their agenda to the Court of Criminal Appeals, where legal precedents--not prosecutions--get overturned

  • News

    September 30, 1999
  • News

    July 15, 1999
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    July 1, 1999
  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Good Times, Bad Times

    A federal lawsuit accuses the county of upping the pressure for guilty pleas

  • News

    November 19, 1998

    A Killer By Any Other Name

    Walt Waldhauser who became Michael Lee Davis may be headed back to prison

  • News

    September 10, 1998
  • News

    December 28, 1995

    Making a Killing

    Double dipping, understaffing plague the M.E.'s office

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