Tyrone and Patrick Weatherall had a number of bad habits. Besides the obvious one, their fondness for selling crack, the brothers had lavish, attention-getting taste, which is probably ill-advised when you're in the drug-selling business. According to street lore, when the Weatheralls first united s ... More >>
There was a time when the Highland Hills Crips were a big enough catch that the Feds targeted them with "Operation Greedy Grove" and trumpeted the arrest of several members with a press release. Fast forward two-and-a-half years. It's Sunday morning, 11 a.m. A youngish gentleman, who might ought to ... More >>
Homeless people often get a bad rap, but when you're about to get your ass kicked by a PCP-crazed attacker, an unemployed former Crip living on the street can be handy to have around. Dallas police officer Billy Taylor learned that first-hand last Tuesday in front of The Bridge homeless shelter. He ... More >>
This just in from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: The agency, along with the Office of Homeland Security Investigations National Gang Unit and an alphabet's soup worth of local law enforcement agencies, spent the last five days sweeping Dallas-Fort Worth for gang members and their a ... More >>
First he leaves At the Movies; now, he's no longer the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. As of tomorrow, Richard Roper's back in the private sector, working for Thompson & Knight, after four years spent as U.S. Attorney. Course, this was inevitable: Barack Obama will pick a new p ... More >>
Electronic monitoring may dramatically curb truancy. So why isn't DISD interested?
Two worlds collide, then coincide
See a suburban West Side Story
Brian Harkin The Herrling Court Apartments in Fair Park have been abandoned for years, and rather than tear it down, the city keeps paying to board up the windows. There's also two years' worth of litigation. None of that's cheap. Janet Spugnardi is a lawyer in the code compliance section of the Da ... More >>
DISD trustee Ron Price does everything you expect from a politician. These days that's a problem.
Kiss & Tell (RCA)
Sent to TYC when she was 13, Brittany Pollard grew into a young woman and model prisoner in a state prison, but will the lessons she learned there last when she's back in the free world?
The story of Edwin Debrow Jr., one of the youngest Texans ever convicted of murder, in his own words
For a growing number of Texas kids with mental illnesses, the only place to get help is behind bars.
Three young friends come of age by talkin' loud and sayin' nothing
A Fort Worth crime-prevention group is warning parents about Goth-rock, but is that such a good idea?
Romeo & Juliet and Looking for Richard leave audiences Bard silly
A veteran principal brought hope and self-respect to South Dallas' Lincoln High. But even some of his loyal followers say it's time for him to step down.