Every week, managing editor Patrick Williams disappears into his office and reemerges a cranky, anti-depressant-gobbling, third-person-referring superhero we like to call Buzz. OK, people, listen up. Buzz can't believe we have to repeat this lesson, but apparently someone hasn't been paying attenti ... More >>
Mayor Mike Rawlings and the new city attorney Warren Ernst want to hold a secret closed-door City Council session tomorrow on a question that has everything to do with the public interest. Watch closely to see how your council member votes. It's a big window. Yesterday we talked about some of the s ... More >>
One month ago, Jim broke down exactly how Kathy Nealy spent the $270,000 paid her by Mike Rawlings's campaign: $50,000 to phone-bank workers, $15,000 on "religious outreach," $65,000 on the so-called "walk program" and so on. A few days later it was revealed tha ... More >>
If you've seen Republican Danny Clancy's latest political ad above or his first one, you know what he views as District Attorney Craig Watkins's biggest wart: never prosecuting a felony case. But that's not true, according to Kurt Watkins, Craig's cousin and campaign manager. In fact, Craig exami ... More >>
Sam MertenDoes it matter how many folks Watkins exonerated? When it's the cornerstone of a campaign, you betcha.While it's well-known that Dallas County leads the country with a whopping 22 exonerations since 2001 -- 20 of which resulted from the preservation of DNA evidence -- there's been s ... More >>
I winced when asked to screen an advance copy of Dallas DNA, Investigation Discovery's new six-part series that adds to the growing legend that is Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. It took Henry Wade decades in office to achieve legendary notoriety, but with the global media fawning ove ... More >>
White guys bribing black guys at Dallas City Hall
A terrible crime plus skaky evidence tempts prosecutors to play a secret game of "let's make a deal"
The new DA is nice. That can't last.
Wait...we voted for who?
What color will the district attorney be, and who gives a rat's rear end?
Man. Now everybody's calling everybody a racist.
Morning News looks goofy on the circ fraud story
Call me Ishmael. Just give me the damn audit!
Now let's look for the real villains in fake drugs
Why would we even think about giving this guy his own crime lab?
When does a snapshot of a mother breast-feeding her child become kiddie porn? Ask the Richardson police.
Bill Hill opens up--a bit--about the fake-drug scandal and Dallas police problems
Hill felt sorry, Bolton felt nothing over fake drugs
Nobody believes Terrell Bolton anymore--except his friends at Dallas City Hall
Staffers make a big splash in recent journalism competitions
Plus: No Apologies, Copping a Plea
Bill Hill's office helped jail dozens of innocent people, and he's a shoo-in for re-election. Huh?
Heads should be rolling over the Dallas police drug scandal, but no one seems to care that much
Is anything actually against the law in Texas elections?
Who's to blame for the fake-drug scandal rocking Dallas police? Virtually everyone.
Plus: Low Blow, Tragic Tale
Why did the DMN kill a story about political favoritism? Guess right and win!
The DA was hot to do something about it until his own campaign got going
Anti-drug war forces unleash a potent weapon to free a convict--a little girl
A veteran prosecutor--and famed barbershop quartet member--bows out of office
After his acquittal on an assault charge, Clark Birdsall questions the system he once embraced
The untold story of Dallas' bigest-ever police corruption scandal. Part two of a special report.
Make nice; Hacked off; Party hardly
Republican Bill Hill is running against Democrat Rick Reed for district attorney. Don't think you have a choice.