In the 2013 legislative session, state Representative Roland Gutierrez from San Antonio amended an education bill to require the Texas Education Agency to find out whether bigger Texas school districts would be better. In a word, no. See also: State Rep. Jason Villalba Threatens to Split DISD if i ... More >>
Justin Carter's violent threat on Facebook lands him in jail, and limbo.
In the this week's cover story, we examined the case of Sonia Cacy, the Fort Stockton woman convicted in 1993 of setting her uncle ablaze with gasoline. In the years since, the evidence against her hasn't withstood scrutiny. Cacy was paroled six years into a 99-year sentence based on expert testimo ... More >>
Shaky evidence sent Sonia Cacy to prison for burning her beloved uncle to death. Now she's destitute and fighting the state to clear her name.
Ronald Thompson is not a particularly sympathetic defendant. Authorities say the 50-year-old visited Sea World in July 2011 to surreptitiously photograph young children. When police arrested him and seized his camera, they found 73 pictures of children in swimsuits, almost all of the images centered ... More >>
By now, you've likely heard about Ezekiel Gilbert, the 28-year-old San Antonio man who was acquitted yesterday of murder in the death of Lenora Ivie Frago. In case you've somehow missed it: Gilbert met 23-year-old Frago on Craigslist on Christmas Eve 2009. She came over to his house and he paid her ... More >>
There's plenty of evidence to suggest that Dallas financier Barrett Wissman is not entirely on the up-and-up. That story he told hedge fund colleagues of taking over his father's sizable chemical company two years out of college? D reported that it was a tiny company that manufactured tablecloths an ... More >>
On the sprawling "social news" website Reddit, there are pages and pages of user-created discussions and links, ranging from funny to poignant to vile. One of the site's most fascinating sub-sections is r/IAmA , also known as "Ask Me Anything," or AMA. AMAs are question and answer sessions with un ... More >>
District Judge Mike Snipes, who served with the Army's First Infantry Division in Iraq in 2004.Back in January, the paper version of Unfair Park featured Megan Feldman's story on a specialized Dallas County court that's connecting ex-prostitues with treatment and, provided they stick ... More >>
Or so E! Online is reporting, citing The San Antonio Express News' report. Says E!: "Both Robisons were present at the Bexar County Courthouse yesterday when their single status was restored." So, I dunno, have at it and whatnot. --Pete Freedman
Two murders and two life sentences won't alter one convict's allegiance to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
Cashing in on the adoption biz is easy in Texas, where lax rules let almost anyone play. Take Jennalee Ryan, for instance...
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Being sick in Dallas County's troubled jail can be a death sentence
The story of Edwin Debrow Jr., one of the youngest Texans ever convicted of murder, in his own words
Bare breasts, a bowl of red, and bad blood among the chili brethren in the Big Bend. Texas doesn't get any better.
Millionaire Allen Blackthorne had a unique scheme to regain custody of his kids--have his ex-wife murdered
When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.
Texas' Log Cabin Republicans find themselves the ultimate outsiders--vilified by both the GOP and fellow gays
Wealthy Waco businessman Brian Pardo spends his time and money helping death-row inmates he believes are innocent. His efforts on behalf of Darlie Routier have raised suspicions about her husband--and about Pardo's motives.
A sweetheart bill down at the Texas Legislature will let you pay to make one Dallas businessman richer
Al Lipscomb assures us that he has no idea what's going on
Competing shows offer contrasting visions of a Catholic icon