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.
5 days ago | News
Mike Morath inherited one of the toughest jobs in Texas when Gov. Greg Abbott appointed him Texas education commissioner in 2015. At the time, he was a Dallas ISD trustee known for his reform work. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan...
10 days ago | News
Carrying a samurai sword is legal in most places in Texas since House Bill 1935 went into effect Sept. 1. Daggers, dirks, stilettos, throwing knives, poniards, spears, machetes and Bowie knives are all OK under the new law, as long as you don't br...
12 days ago | News
Now that North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Donald Trump are bragging about who has the bigger nuclear button, a lot of buzz is bubbling up about nuclear preparedness, i.e., what to do in the event of a nuclear attack, beside...
13 days ago | News
Ever since the Texas Commission on Jail Standards reported that more than 70 percent of Dallas County Jail inmates could not afford to pay bail, the Dallas County Criminal Justice Department and local judges have been struggling to get that number...
18 days ago | News
State Rep. Jonathan Stickland is a conservative Christian Republican from Bedford known to elicit criticism from his fellow conservatives for the “blustering tea party politics” he fires off on the House floor in Austin. Texas Monthly named him on...
20 days ago | News
The pain felt as if someone took an ice pick, stuck it in a fireplace, and rammed it between Scott Garrett’s neck and shoulders. He called it the worst pain he’d ever endured, and each time he tried to raise his head, it felt like someone was stab...