In the spirit of this week's cover on the exoneree compensation scheme and the attorneys who've profited handsomely from it, we submit the case of Billy Frederick Allen -- a man incarcerated for nearly 26 years for two apparently drug-related University Park murders. In February 2009, the Cou ... More >>
The Lubbock lawyer teamed up with Innocent Project lawyer Jeff Blackburn to see the state compensation for exonerees raised. Now both men are under fire from their clients.
Kevin GlasheenLast Friday, in Judge Ken Molberg's courtroom, attorneys representing Steven Phillips and Kevin Glasheen argued over money, which is what attorneys often do when they clash in courtrooms. At stake: around $1 million, which Glasheen says he's owed by Phillips per an agreement they ma ... More >>
A certain chief arborist for the city reminds: We've yet to mention today's Official Release of the Texas Legislative Study Group's annual Texas on the Brink report, which offers a harsh look at the state of the state. Emily Ramshaw sums up (and mentions the House of Representatives' caucus, of w ... More >>
Sam MertenCraig WatkinsDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins outraised Republican challenger Danny Clancy by more than $50,000 during the latest three-month fund-raising period, while Clancy outspent his Democratic counterpart by more than $20,000, according to campaign finance report ... More >>
Pardon this blurry screengrab from one of Heinbaugh's iPhone videos. Next time I should just go with.(Note to self: Stop. Watching. Baseball.)OK, then. Just received the latest postcard from Chris Heinbaugh, who's tagging along on Mayor Tom & Co.'s trade mission to Europe. It follows. But lon ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsBradley Whitford, Colin Hanks and Mayor Tom Leppert on the steps of the Dallas Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Cathedral, Library & Museum this morningI pulled into the parking lot of the Dallas Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Cathedral, Library & Museum at Harwood and ... More >>
In May of last year, CNN went looking for Wiley Fountain who, in 2003, received a full pardon from Gov. Rick Perry after DNA evidence revealed Fountain did not commit the aggravated sexual assault of which he'd been convicted in 1986. But the network's Ed Lavandera couldn't find the 52-year-old, who ... More >>
While Obama has events going on throughout the city, Clinton is nowhere to be found
Steve Susman is the attorney leading the anti-TXU coal plant crusade down in Austin this morning. Last night in Waco, Steve Susman -- the Houston attorney working pro bono for Mayor Laura Miller's Texas Cities for Clean Air Coalition -- laid out the group's case against TXU and the 11 coal-fired pla ... More >>
So what about the dogfight on the Trinity River Project?
With some help from his friends, Don Williams intends to save South Dallas one block at a time