Christian McPhate is an award-winning journalist who specializes in investigative reporting. He covers crime, the environment, business, government and social justice. His work has appeared in several publications, including the Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Miami Herald, San Antonio Express News and The Washington Times.
2 days ago | DFW Music News
Jared Thomas, a Denton musician, planned to go to Nashville to spend the week writing and schmoozing with music industry people when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in late August. Instead, he loaded up his backyard grills, his family and two frien...
Motorcycle Club Feuds and Mismanagement Didn't End the SRV Remembrance Ride, but Jimmie Vaughan Might4 days ago | Longform
Theresa “T” Barksdale considers herself a diehard Stevie Ray Vaughan fan. Her back is decorated with a mural to the late Texas guitarist. The ink has personal significance: She and her older brother, who died last year, designed it. She still reme...
4 days ago | News
John Tufts was accused of a horrific crime involving his adopted daughter. Now he speaks out to reiterate his claims of innocence.
10 days ago | News
Meredith Hight was just trying to host cookout to celebrate the Cowboys with her seven friends. She invited them over early Sunday afternoon, and a neighbor later reported hearing them laughing as they grilled. A few hours later, all were dead. Ni...
11 days ago | News
Rachel Vergara has no plan as she approaches the security checkpoint for the Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Complex on Monday afternoon. She's simply trying to get someone from the Bureau of Federal Prisons to hear her concerns about what she ...
12 days ago | News
A bloodbath erupted at a Dallas Cowboys watch party Sunday night in Plano when a gunman shot and killed seven people and wounded two others before police killed him. It was the largest murder scene Plano police have ever seen, according to t...