Muriel L. Sims

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  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Erica Sheppard had decided she wanted to die. For three years, she had been on death row, convicted of the murder of Marilyn Sage Meagher, a Houston real estate agent and mother of two. Although Sheppard would later claim that she didn't receive a...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Behind a glass wall in the high-tech North Dallas offices of ABC Radio Networks is what pretends to be a live broadcast featuring a large cast of characters all interacting with each other in the same studio. But the radio players who are doing po...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Head south out of Dallas, drive about an hour down I-35, and take a right once you get to Hillsboro. About 14 miles out of town on the pristine shores of Lake Whitney at the edge of the Hill Country sits the White Bluff Resort, a sanctuary of sort...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    The case of Texas vs. Joel Pruitt was depressingly typical among those in Judge Marshall Gandy's court. In the latest of a string of violent episodes, Jeanie Pruitt had accused her husband of knocking her across a room with one punch. But the outc...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    The courtyard at the new Treymore Apartments in East Dallas was filled with high-profile types--visiting dignitaries, elected officials, land developers--most of whom wouldn't be caught dead in a subsidized housing project if not for the staged ph...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    The time-worn note on the black mailbox is beginning to turn into an urban fossil, but its meticulously typed message is still clear: Please use the mail slot in the door--thank you. It's been a while since as much concern has been shown for the l...