Ron Stretcher

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Dallas County Will Experiment with Not Arresting People Caught with Marijuana

    Get caught with a joint in Dallas this afternoon and you'll find yourself being chauffeured to Lew Sterrett in the back of a squad car. Get caught with a joint in Dallas this January and you may well escape with a ticket and a stern admonition to show up in court. The Dallas Morning News reported o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Dallas County Has a List of its 100 Drunkest Drunks, and It's Out to Get Them Treatment

    If you're reading this, chances are you're probably not among Dallas County's "Top 100 Serial Inebriates," the recently compiled list of some of the area's most hopeless alcoholics. These aren't the people who overindulge on a Saturday night and have to sleep it off in the drunk tank. These are the ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Unhappy Campers

    Critics of a private prison firm that ran two juvenile boot camps in Dallas wonder where the love is at these "tough love academies"

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    Make 'em Pay

    Spurred by a horrifying wave of teen violence in the '90s, Texas today spends more money than ever to lock up young criminals. Are we getting our money's worth?