Four of the spookiest true tales in our city's history
After my editor assigned me to write up a collection of some of Houston's creepiest tales for this week's cover story Houston Babylon, I took to Facebook for some group-sourcing of ideas and leads. That thread ballooned into an 158-post beast. Far too many good stories came in for me to include them ... More >>
Our solution for saving Texas's claim to capital punishment fame
The Houston Center for Photography explores mortality through food
Plus: Defining Moment, Egg on the Face, Get Off Death Row!
Texas's impressive new prison museum engages in a little escapism of its own
Five lawyers and a homicide detective want to give you Death By Injection
Yates isn't dying to prove the equity of Harris County executions
Crusading convicts turned the docile Echo newspaper into a voice for prison reform. Fellow inmates cheered, but alarmed TDCJ officials preferred silence.
Steve Earle has been working his way back to life
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.
Will proposed media rules stifle coverage of convicts facing execution?
While Erica Sheppard sits on death row, penniless and convicted of a gruesome Houston murder, her cadre of elite Dallas lawyers is trying to prove that the justice system has gone fatally awry
As Governor Bush reviews the case of Henry Lee Lucas, a local lawyer casts a jaundiced eye
It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.
On the eve of her birthday and another reprieve, condemned murderer Karla Faye Tucker talks to the Press from death row