• Calendar

    January 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Meet Jimmie "Nookie" Hiners, a Dallas Blood Who's Now One of Texas' Most Wanted

    Jimmie Jerome Hiners, aka Jimmie "Nookie" Hiners, is kind of an open book. The marijuana leaf tattooed on the front of his neck tells you that he really likes weed, probably too much. The word "Blood" on his left arm tells you that he claims affiliation with that particular street gang. His other in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Meet Patrick Welsh, the Dallas PD Sergeant Who's Devoted His Career to Solving Rape Cases Gone Cold

    It was the middle of the night when the girl, 12, peeked her head around her bedroom door and saw the man coming up the stairs. He was a stranger, tall and with a gap between his teeth. He made her take off her shirt before he tied her up and raped her at knifepoint amongst her stuffed animals. Then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Dallas Parole Officer Nichelle Derricks Took Bribes To Overlook Alan Todd May's $7 Million Oil Scam, Feds Say

    It's hard to forget Alan Todd May. He's the Texas con man who, until his phone privileges were revoked, used to sell spaces in made-up trade shows from his Harris County prison cell, not to mention any number of more pedestrian financial misdeeds. His boldest scheme started in 2008, when he formed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Chicago Police Make Arrest in Murder of 22-Year-Old Dallas Woman Brianna Gardner

    It was not the scene housekeepers expected to find when they entered the seventh-floor room of the upscale Whitehall Hotel in Chicago: the body of Brianna Gardner, a 22-year-old Dallas woman, fatally shot in the head. Police found a cell phone in the room and, shortly after, brought it's owner in f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Waxahachie Man Gets Life Sentence For Driving Drunk. Again.

    In 1997, Blas Hernandez was convicted of drunk driving in Ellis County. It was his third DWI, making it a felony and, since he had two previous convictions for assaulting a public servant, they threw the book at him: Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison. Fast-forward to 2012. Hernandez, who wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    If You Fight With a Cop, Why Shouldn't the Cop Shoot You?

    In Anna Merlan's coverage of the disturbance last night at Dixon and Bourquin streets about a mile and a half southeast of Fair Park, one particular scenario leapt out. People in the crowd defended the man who was shot to death by police after a running fight with the officer who shot him. Their def ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Today, Richard Miles Gets Paid for 14 Innocent Years He Spent in Prison. Tomorrow: Payback.

    Richard Miles has been out of prison for nearly two and a half years, and he was finally, officially exonerated in February for the crime he didn't commit -- the 1994 murder and attempted murder at a Texaco near Bachman Lake. He's expecting his compensation check from the state today, any minute now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Hey, it Could be Worse. Dwayne Goodrich Still Sits in Prison.

    ​You think the current Dallas Cowboys are bumming today? Consider the plight of a former player, Dwayne Goodrich. You remember Goodrich. Couple years back he speeds through an accident scene on I-35 and kills two Good Samaritans. Ring a bell? Well, the good news for Goodrich is that in Octobe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009
  • News

    February 7, 2008

    Life After DNA Exoneration

    After 27 years in prison, DNA exoneree Charles Chatman tries to pick up the pieces and catch up with a world that has left him behind

  • News

    August 2, 2007

    Chains of Evidence

    How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Jesus in the Jailhouse

    Old-time religion confronts 21st-century Texas prisons: Does it work, and is it constitutional?

  • News

    June 19, 2003

    Evil Eyes

    Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?

  • Film

    June 20, 2002

    Robin Hoodwinked

    Tunney is bound, but you're the one who'll mostly gag after watching Cherish

  • News

    August 9, 2001

    Big-House Guru

    Ron Cohen counsels new inmates on surviving life behind bars. He should know. He's been there.

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Beg Pardon

    Anti-drug war forces unleash a potent weapon to free a convict--a little girl

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Hello, My Name is Pervert

    Outcasts among us, sex offenders struggle to find treatment and lead normal lives in a justice system that gives them little of either

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    Prisoners of Love

    The InnerChange Freedom Initiative says it can rehabilitate Texas prison inmates through God--a conservative evangelical Christian God, to be more precise

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Burden of proof

    Serial killer Faryion Wardrip would have gotten away with murder if bricklayer-turned-investigator John Little hadn't stolen his coffee cup

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Huntsville Houdini

    Federal prosecutors get tough with an escape artist

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    On the lam

    A convicted killer flees arrest on insurance fraud charges

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Walter Waldhauserwired

    A convicted killer gets placed on an electric leash

  • News

    December 24, 1998

    Merry Xmas, Mr. Davis

    A hearing officer finds that a convicted killer did not violate parole

  • Film

    December 17, 1998

    Soul of the matter

    Shohei Imamura fishes in troubled waters in The Eel

  • News

    November 26, 1998
  • News

    November 19, 1998

    Cheating death

    A notorious murder-for-hire ex-con may have reached the end of his road in Dallas

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Defending Darlie

    Wealthy Waco businessman Brian Pardo spends his time and money helping death-row inmates he believes are innocent. His efforts on behalf of Darlie Routier have raised suspicions about her husband--and about Pardo's motives.

  • News

    May 14, 1998

    Fly away, little jailbird

    Reports of Steven Russell's death were greatly exaggerated, but they were enough to spring him from a Texas prison

  • News

    April 18, 1996

    Juvenile Injustice

    When Ron Carpenter's nanny got busted, his 3-year-old daughter did the time