The surveillance camera shows the whole room, not that there's much to see. Mainly just a desk, an office chair, and a door leading to another, smaller room in the back. The footage from March 1, 2012, begins right at 4 p.m. with Michael Meyler, a 44-year-old Russian-born jeweler, occupying the chai ... More >>
For those of you who have been following the ongoing, never-ending, multi-court battle of Texas vs. Planned Parenthood, we'll make this quick: Planned Parenthood is out of the Texas Women's Health Program. Again. For now. Now, let's all heave a huge collective sigh and revisit the longer version ... More >>
Lawrence Smith has what you might call a bit of a beef with Cowboys great Deion Sanders. And he just took that beef -- what's that phrase? Ah yes. Priiiime tiiiime. A few years back, Smith went into business with Sanders and a businessman named D.L. Wallace on a high-school recruiting directory cal ... More >>
"Mmm. Taxpayer-funded chocolate is delicious."For several weeks now, as Top Chef crews have bounced around the state shooting next season's Texas-centric version of the popular Bravo reality show, journalists and food bloggers have wondered: How much, if anything, did the state pay for the sh ... More >>
From Jesse McGraw's video "Post July 4th Infiltration," posted before his intended attack on the hospital's computer systemFor those who do not recall the name Jesse William McGraw, a brief refresher: He's the 26-year-old Arlington man Formerly Known as GhostExodus of the Electronik Tribulation A ... More >>
Two things. The first is serious business. The second, not so much. As you know by now, a Dallas judge today granted lawyers for Mayor Dwaine Caraway their request for a temporary restraining order forbidding the Dallas City Attorney from releasing an embarrassing police investigative tape of th ... More >>
From Jesse McGraw's video titled "Post July 4th Infiltration," posted before his intended attack on the hospital's computer systemIt was almost one year ago the feds introduced us to 25-year-old Jesse William McGraw -- otherwise known as "GhostExodus," founder and the, uh, leader of the Electroni ... More >>
Greg Rohan, president of Heritage Auction GalleriesA former senior Civil War consultant for Heritage Auction Galleries alleges the Dallas-based company uses a fake bidder to defraud customers. A lawsuit filed May 22 by Gary Hendershott against Heritage and six others also claims the world's third la ... More >>
One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him
Judge David Hanschen lets men challenge whether the kids they support are theirs. And the Texas Attorney General's Office is pissed.
When Sharon Keller turned off the clock on a Death Row inmate's last-gasp appeal, she became the most vilified judge in Texas
He claims to have invented e-mail. He holds a world skydiving record. But his current invention promises to top them all
We always kind of knew Dallas County Judge Jim Foster didn’t do a whole lot, but now we have proof. Last week, the county belatedly released Foster’s 2007 schedule of public appointments and appearances, and, as it turns out, one of the top elected officials in North Texas puts in as many hours ... More >>
Hard-sell coin dealers make chump change
Ex-Constable Mike Dupree learns the value of keeping one's mouth shut
In Texas, shoot as many feral pigs as you like. Just don't let your dog bite them.
Ole Anthony anointed himself the watchdog of America's televangelists. But who was watching Ole Anthony?
Plus: Home, Bitter Home
Cantankerous, proud and devoted to helping immigrants, Father Justin Lucio's singleminded sense of duty led to overblown charges of "scandal"
No one knows who murdered Brent Gutheinz. Thanks to a sloppy investigation, it's likely no one ever will.
Arlington says Hooters threatens its moral fabric. Wait, what year is this again?
A contained experiment in Medicaid
In just a few years, David Wells has eaten a big slice of Dallas' bail-bond business. His secret? It depends on whom you ask.
Despite new state and federal regulations, mentally ill Texans are still dying while being restrained by the very people they turn to for help
Eight years ago, Kim Sullivan turned to the state for help collecting overdue child support. She's still waiting.
How consummate con artist Henry Lee Lucas resurrected the dead and went looking for a sucker. He almost found one.
Want some service for that nice, cheap Sprint phone? Take a number.
When major-league Dallas soccer wanted to come to Hickory Creek, the folks there just weren't buying
Historical preservationists can't believe who's responsible for letting eight historic houses crumble to the brink of demolition
Candidate Bob Stimson claims his opponent's shoddy bookkeeping is a sneaky way to campaign at taxpayer expense
From the mayor of Atlanta, who was unjustly accused of graft, to a California man wrongly sentenced to life in a Texas prison, polygraph examiner Eric Holden found the truth that helped set them free
Dallas oncologist Dennis Birenbaum claims he's been given a bad rap by the state and media. Now he's going to make them pay.
Vance Miller lives in a Highland Park mansion, carries weight in the GOP, and parties with high society. He owes you, the taxpayer, $26 million, and he ain't paying.
U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?
The battle over a North Texas sanctuary for wild felines grows cattier by the day
When a couple of wealthy benefactors took on the founder of the Texas Exotic Feline Foundation, they found themselves in a cat fight
Ruth Smith set out to enshrine a Cherokee battleground and started a war of her own
Sex offender David Rivera was willing to do almost anything to stay out of jail. Except masturbate.
Dallas massage therapist says SWBYP's gives folks the wrong idea about his business
The Krasniqis get legal clout from an unexpected quarter
How Ron Kirk killed the public arena briefing
David Pasztor unravels a tangeled tale of death and international intrigue
Secret city documents expose arena-study coverup at City Hall.
Arena documents, discussions remain hidden from the public