He wants to castrate pedophiles and purge the courts of politics. He has assailed fellow jurists, lawyers and lawmakers. He's maverick Mike McSpadden, a tennis ace with a tomahawk tongue.
After the election from hell, Texas lawmakers offer remedies (serious and otherwise)
Transgender Slap, Rush and Hush, Rubac's Cube
A Houston attorney who specialized in saving killers' lives couldn't handle his own. So he took it.
A veteran activist says police targeted her for jail
The Reverend Carroll Pickett leaves a grim 15-year legacy of very personal ministry: Granting the last wishes of inmates, moments before their execution
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.
Spanish-language media cries foul over Railcar Killer interviews
Tracey Deel was shot a dozen times by two teens who wanted her car. She dragged herself the length of three football fields determined not to be just another homocide statistic.
The media makes causes of more and more capital murder convicts. Meanwhile, John Albert Burks dies almost unnoticed, just another inmate moving along on the efficient execution assembly line of Texas justice.
A burger on the deck at Bubba's is the next best thing to visiting the Hill Country
Fumbling towards reality
He wouldn't eat it, so they did!
Quanell comes on strong at Graham's execution, then vanishes
After a career serving kingmakers, can Jim Edmonds really be his own leader?
Immigrant shrimpers survived Vietnam and the wrath of Texas rednecks. Can they do the same with new fishing restrictions?
Odell Barnes joins a growing list of death row inmates whose convictions have become a lot less clear-cut during the appeals process.
When victims' rights advocate Pam Lychner and her daughters died on TWA Flight 800, her husband knew what he had to do: Find justice for Pam.
Last week Anthony Ray Westley was executed for a murder he may not have committed. Only his lawyer and family seemed to care.
Do court-appointed attorneys serve their clients or the courts?