Two public officials dead and a third behind bars: Politics turn bloody in a small town.
When police officers raided former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams' Seagoville storage shed earlier this month, amongst the guns and other items they found a white, four-door Ford Crown Victoria that they were pretty sure had been the getaway car in the March 30 murder of District ... More >>
Two days ago, few people foresaw that Kim Williams, the ailing wife of a former Kaufman County official, would be arrested and charged with capital murder. But everyone's been expecting this: law enforcement officials announced today that former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams has been charged wi ... More >>
When Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse convinced a jury to convict a former Justice of the Peace on felony theft charges, Eric Lyle Williams said his life was effectively ruined over a "misunderstanding" and a "political grudge." County information technology personnel came into ... More >>
by Aaron Hillis Not to knock films as fantastic as his Rachel Getting Married, The Silence of the Lambs, and Something Wild, but there's something wilder--or at least, more directly stimulating and pure--about Jonathan Demme's live-performance docs. The 68-year-old auteur immortalized a Talking Hea ... More >>
Just before 2 p.m. on June 9, Kerrick Butler was shot and killed by two men inside his Northeast Dallas apartment while his 3-year-old daughter watched. An informant pinned the murder on Marquis White, the 21-year-old believed to have committed two rapes near an Audelia Road bus stop. That lead did ... More >>
Photos by Leslie MinoraAaron Kaufman will pimp your ride -- oh, and his beard is better than yours.A long-time Deep Ellumite gave me a tip the other day: If you want to see a cool place where a guy with a great beard makes motorcycles from scratch, check out the gray building on Main Street.So I ... More >>
The day before Thanksgiving, Kansas-based Ash Grove Cement Company filed a suit against, among others, the City of Dallas, claiming that the city's desire to go green will take the green right out of Ash Grove's wallet. The lawsuit, which also names Plano and Fort Worth and Arlington and Tarrant Cou ... More >>
Dwayne Freeto was a U.S. Army veteran who had been with the Fort Worth Police Department for only nine months before he was killed in the line of duty on December 17, 2006. Notes the Officer Down Memorial Page: "Officer Dwayne Freeto was killed when his patrol car was struck from behind while he was ... More >>
KPHO-TV The scene from this morning's shooting in Arizona involving two Dallas firefighters. Phoenix media outlets are reporting that two Dallas firefighters -- 28-year-old Charles Whittaker and 34-year-old Reggie Cueington -- were shot early this morning, as they walked from a bar in Peoria, Arizo ... More >>
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If you see one of these Bentleys crusing around town, it might just be Gene Street. And he might just be checking you out. Legendary restaurateur Gene Street, chairman of Consolidated Restaurant operations, says the company's III Forks steakhouse is poised to pull in $13 million this year, making it ... More >>
Sorting through Sorta
Dallas Constable Aurelio Castillo claims the criminal charges against him are a political conspiracy. His opponents say he's just a doofus.
Tarrant County Sheriff David Williams lusts for helicopters, Chevy Tahoes, and machine guns, but in the hands of used car parts baron Ed Max, Williams is the ultimate cop toy
Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.
In the old neighborhood, Joe Lee Calloway played dominoes and hung out with his buddies. Until a Grand Prairie cop killed him right there