They don't last long these days in the media relations office at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. First, longtime public information director Michelle Lyons resigned last year after being demoted and accused of fudging her time sheets. This was after she responded to a media request from a ... More >>
On Saturday, Raymond Hammell was mentioned in The Dallas Morning News, just not by name. He was not dead even a day, but already he was a statistic: a 56-year-old man "stabbed multiple times Friday evening in a skywalk in the 2000 block of Bryan Street. He later died at Baylor University Medical Cen ... More >>
Texas prisons start barring book authors from inmate interviews
It is 6:07 p.m. John Albert Burks salutes the Oakland Raiders and says goodbye to his friends. Minutes later, he is a dead man. This year's 21st execution.