Late Tuesday afternoon, the Supreme Court cleared the way for reopening 13 abortion-providing health clinics that shuttered following an October 2 ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed Texas to begin enforcing the most draconian portions of House Bill 2, the state's 2013 anti- ... More >>
The only thing surprising about the fact that TSA agents confiscate a ton of loaded weapons from passengers attempting to board aircraft at D/FW International Airport is that Atlanta apparently confiscates more of them. Houston comes in third, nationally, behind us. So says the Medill National Secu ... More >>
The aftermath of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling last week reinstating the requirement that doctors performing abortions in Texas have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic was swift and sweeping. By the next morning, a third of the state's abortion clinics had ... More >>
An hour before the kickoff of the Cowboys' season at AT&T Stadium Sunday night, three American icons posed for a photo. If a weirder three-pack of American icons has ever posed for photo, we haven't seen it. Weirder still is the placement of the Hulkster's hand near Jerry's crotch. We're not sure ... More >>
A hostile Supreme Court. A feckless Obama administration. America's war on Mexicans has gone too far.
A then-21-year-old Ronald "Buffalo" Chambers was sentenced to be executed in 1976.I cannot count the number of stories Observer editor Mark Donald and I have written about Ronald "Buffalo" Chambers, who, on April 10, 1975, kidnapped 22-year-old Texas Tech student Mike McMahan and 20-year-old Dei ... More >>
Illustration by Brian Stauffer Pardon us, Friend, while we indulge in some self-congratulatory navel-gazing. The story “Split Decision," Matt Pulle’s incisive feature for the paper version of Unfair Park about Dallas’ embarrassing scrape with the feds over Preston Hollow Elementary School's ... More >>
More than three decades ago, a then-21-year-old Ronald "Buffalo" Chambers was sentenced to die. Today, he got yet another reprieve -- this time, from the Supreme Court. On April 10, 1975, Ronald "Buffalo" Chambers and another man kidnapped 22-year-old Texas Tech student Mike McMahan and 20-year-old ... More >>
Buffalo Chambers will not die on Thursday, thanks to a Supreme Court justice. Many years ago, Mark Donald and I wrote about a man named Ronald "Buffalo" Chambers for the paper version of Unfair Park. I thought this item, from December 13, would be the last (or next-to-last) thing I would write about ... More >>
Andre Lewis was eight hours from being executed, until the courts realized they had made a big mistake
It is 6:07 p.m. John Albert Burks salutes the Oakland Raiders and says goodbye to his friends. Minutes later, he is a dead man. This year's 21st execution.