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 minutes ago | Crime
The beatings lasted for hours, but Danny Cannon couldn’t see who was doing them. The three masked men placed duct tape over his eyes as they rummaged through his house, searching for cash and seeking bank account information. They used a handgun t...
8 days ago | Legal Battles
As the wife of the late Dallas billionaire and philanthropist Charles Wyly, Caroline Dee Wyly witnessed her husband’s fortune contribute to reshaping the Dallas Arts District. The AT&T Performing Arts Center named a theater in their honor afte...
9 days ago | News
A Texas appeals court has reinstated a whistleblower lawsuit three campus police officers filed against Collin County College, claiming they suffered workplace retaliation for reporting crimes by district coworkers. Two years have passed since the...
14 days ago | News
Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson approached the shallow grave outside of Alpine knowing in his heart they had finally found 22-year-old Zuzu Verk, a former University of North Texas student who moved to the Alpine area to attend college. She’d...
15 days ago | News
As Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s gender-based bathroom bill battles it way to become law, the Texas Association for Business finds itself under fire for a claim that such a law could cost Texas’ economy as much as $8.5 billion and 185,000 jobs. The ...
16 days ago | News
Anthony Harrison Bell was a fugitive from law enforcement for 17 years before his capture. Known as “Pajaro,” or the “Bird,” the 58-year-old drug smuggler disappeared shortly after he pleaded guilty in 1995 to his role in the Jose Paz Garcia drug ...