Randy Travis, the wiry, multi-platinum-selling country crooner with a golden voice that carries enough bass to rattle your silverware, had a tough 2012. In February, he was cited and arrested for public intoxication in front of a Sanger church during the wee morning hours. Later that year, he strode ... More >>
Lawrence Smith has what you might call a bit of a beef with Cowboys great Deion Sanders. And he just took that beef -- what's that phrase? Ah yes. Priiiime tiiiime. A few years back, Smith went into business with Sanders and a businessman named D.L. Wallace on a high-school recruiting directory cal ... More >>
Davynin, Via.[Editor's note: For those who might have forgotten, Michael Corcoran is formerly of the Austin American-Statesman and Dallas Morning News, a one-time Observer contributor and one of my favorite writers in the history of ink. This morning, he dispatches this preview of Saturday night' ... More >>
The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.
When Sharon Keller turned off the clock on a Death Row inmate's last-gasp appeal, she became the most vilified judge in Texas
A civil suit alleges prosecutorial misconduct in one child's death, another's incarceration
Was the case against Lacresha Murray, the youngest Texan ever tried for capital murder, a rush to judgment or a story of justice denied?
Millions in federal tax dollars are being spent by narcotics task forces in Texas to nab low-level users and dealers. Is this any way to wage a drug war?
Now a trio, Austin's Rhythm of Black Lines is the world's darkest jam band
Say what you want about Marvin Olasky, the oddball UT professor and controversial architect of Bush's "compassionate conservatism." He practices what he preaches.
Fifty years after leaving the Soul Stirrers, Rebert Harris has been called home
Marshall Ball can't talk. So he listens to God. Everyone else listens to Marshall.
Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there
Star-Telegram knuckles under to Christian group, reassigns gay editor
Bob Wills' family disowns man claiming to be prince of Western Swing
Texas journalism loses a great writer and friend in Grover Lewis
State examiner recommends rejection of Ferris' controversial landfill-expansion permit
Ferris' landfill stays in limbo--while state regulators fight among themselves