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 | News
Nearly two weeks have passed, and 3-year-old Sherin Mathews is still missing. According to her father, Wesley Mathews, she disappeared at 3 a.m. Oct. 7 while standing in an alley about 100 feet from their home in Richardson. Mathews, 37, told...
5 days ago | News
Three mediums stand near the tree where a 3-year-old Richardson girl was last seen in the early morning hours of Oct. 7. They’re not here in any official capacity for the Richardson Police Department, but they’re determined to use their self-state...
10 days ago | News
Janelle Hofeldt had a gut feeling. She says she first felt it when, during a visit from Minnesota, she met her niece’s boyfriend at a North Texas gas station. Chris Revill seemed friendly when he pulled up in his car. At 34, he was older than...
Upshur County Is First in Texas to File a Lawsuit Holding Drug Makers Responsible for Opioid Epidemic16 days ago | News
At 54 years old, the unnamed subject of a Purdue Pharma ad, a writer, suffered from osteoarthritis of the hands, a degenerative joint disease that guitarists and other musicians dread. Purdue claimed in its 2012 ad, which it called a “pain vignett...
18 days ago | News
Elle Gargano stood near the front of the stage at the Jason Aldean concert with a friend when the shooting began Sunday night. At 23, she recently graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in strategic communication. She moved home t...
19 days ago | News
Dallas concert promoter Gabe Reed wanted to be a rock star. In the late '80s, he assumed the persona “Tomi Child” and made an appearance in documentary filmmaker Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization II: the Metal Years. Reed put down...