Although investigators aren't linking him to the series of white powder mailings throughout North Texas, Michael Wayne Patterson was arrested Thursday by federal law enforcement officers and was detained today pending an August 30 detention hearing, according to U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks. ... More >>
Identity theft is bad. Dealing with the IRS is even worse.
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
Local restaurant owners and other employers worried about being forced to fire large numbers of workers can rest easy, at least for the moment. A California judge yesterday granted a temporary injunction against the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to crack down on employers who have ille ... More >>
Tough rules leave restaurants looking for cooks with green cards
Sandra Bridewell's never been convicted of murder. But now she's got federal forgery charges pending, which makes her like, what, Al Capone? It's been, what, six days since our last item on the Black Widow; we're due an update, right? Especially when it turns out to be this interesting: Yesterday, f ... More >>
Sam Gross does, but despite his claims to the contrary, he's only about a billion or so short of his goal.
Even in the great beyond, no one is safe from identity theft
Our bill finally comes in for the Kirk/Ware era
Trinity Works says it helps poor people find housing and jobs. But an Observer investigation reveals questionable policies that do little except ensure its clients never leave.
Minister James Simmons says he awoke from a coma one day to find himself a gay amnesiac. Some of his Dallas parishioners aren't buying it.
Dallas County rakes in millions from pricey pay phones at the jail
Lee Lozano was among the most celebrated conceptual artists of the 1960s. So why is she buried in an unmarked grave in Grand Prairie?
In 1979, Walter Waldhauser Jr. arranged the murder of a Houston family. Today, he has a new name and a new business in Dallas,but he still profits when people die.
Lawyer Fred Baron says he's one of the good guys, fighting a war against evil asbestos manufacturers. But some former employees claim his firm is a factory that mass-produces lawsuits by implanting memories and inventing testimony.
Tenants of drug-infested apartments find that help is not just a phone call away
Marilu Dennis lived in Lakewood for 36 years. One hot July day, she died alone in her home. For 15 months, the grass grew. The mail piled up. The bills went unpaid. Nobody saw Marilu. Nobody noticed
When Pat Stone learned her daughter was a lesbian, she helped start a support group for parents of gay and lesbian children. Then, after 35 years of marriage, Stone realized she had her own journey to make.