As in any good tragedy, Craig Watkins' tumble from his perch as Dallas County district attorney was preceded by hubris and stupidity. After badly underperforming compared with the rest of his party in his 2010 re-election win against Republican Danny Clancy, Watkins did everything possible to ensure ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins accused Republican challenger Danny Clancy of lying and attempting to be the next Henry Wade at a debate last night at Friendship-West Baptist Church in South Dallas, where Watkins and his family attend church. While Watkins cl ... More >>
Sam Merten Sheriff Lupe Valdez and District Attorney Craig Watkins, trying to put the commissioners' threat of a lawsuit out of commission. As you may know by now, the Dallas County commissioners voted unanimously this morning to seek a court order stopping the Discovery Channel from filming a docu ... More >>
Former Sheriff Jim Bowles wants another try at fixing the jail some say he broke
How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.
With Dallas Democrats' return from the dead, state Senator Royce West is poised for bigger things, like maybe paychecks
Because Dallas County boasts the highest number of falsely convicted men exonerated with DNA evidence since post-conviction testing began, the news that Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has agreed to cooperate with the Innocence Project of Texas is momentous. As we reported in early Jan ... More >>
The exonerations just keep on coming
So, it's pretty much a consensus: We all hate to see Margaret Keliher go. But, seriously...Mayor Keliher? C'mon. Of all the elections in Dallas County last night, no race was as shocking as Jim Foster's upset of Republican County Judge Margaret Keliher. Craig Watkins surprise defeat of Republican T ... More >>
A B-actress, computer mayhem and families feudin'! Making a movie with your rich friends is just courting disaster.
Being sick in Dallas County's troubled jail can be a death sentence
Thinking about taking out a payday loan? Think again, sucker.
Those are scary words for Dallas' top cops
What you get when a fake panel investigates fake drugs
Tower Records and a local store owner learn the hard way what the city wants you to see
Vance Miller lives in a Highland Park mansion, carries weight in the GOP, and parties with high society. He owes you, the taxpayer, $26 million, and he ain't paying.