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Texas Youth Commission

  • News

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Late Notice, But, Hey, It's Story Time!

    Because Texas Observer managing editor David Pasztor asked so nicely -- in an e-mail that begins, "Yo, dipshit" -- we're going to toss out a recommendation that you head immediately to the Lakewood Theater to check out readings from the Texas Observer by Lou Dubose, Wade Goodwyn and Jake Bernstein, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    Mong and Moroney to Staff: Yer Doin' a DMN Good Job

    Craig Flournoy and Tracy Everbach's highly critical Dallas Morning News review in the Columbia Journalism Review, first mentioned here Thursday, has prompted a response from the paper's Big Bosses, editor Bob Mong and publisher and chief executive officer Jim Moroney. Unfair Park was forwarded a mem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    You Know, Bob Mong, You're Right

    Matt Pulle's not looking for a new gig, Mr. Mong, but he does want you to know what a fine job your paper's doing. You're welcome. I can’t believe I’m about to write this, but here goes: Jim Moroney and Bob Mong are right. The Dallas Morning News is doing a good job, and for Craig Flournoy and T ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2007

    Kudos

    For once, we say something nice about the DMN

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    The Big Squeeze

    Thinking about taking out a payday loan? Think again, sucker.

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    The One That Got Away

    In a Lancaster gym, Greg Hatley is raising boxing champions, but the best fighter he ever saw isn't among them

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Lost Youth

    A civil suit alleges prosecutorial misconduct in one child's death, another's incarceration

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Finishing School

    Sent to TYC when she was 13, Brittany Pollard grew into a young woman and model prisoner in a state prison, but will the lessons she learned there last when she's back in the free world?

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    12-year-old Killer

    The story of Edwin Debrow Jr., one of the youngest Texans ever convicted of murder, in his own words

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Out of Mind, Out of Sight

    For a growing number of Texas kids with mental illnesses, the only place to get help is behind bars.

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Innocence Lost

    Was the case against Lacresha Murray, the youngest Texan ever tried for capital murder, a rush to judgment or a story of justice denied?

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Thanks, But No Thanks

    Turning down millions in state money to build juvenile boot camps, Tarrant County opted for a different approach--one that works

  • 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?

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Dubya, We Knew You When...

    With a homeboy headed for the White House, a handful of his Dallas pals have hopes of making their mark on Washington

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    What a Crime

    The late-night carjacking was violent, but the legal tactics are the real rough stuff

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Stop the madness

    Ponder officials jail second student; first-grader's report on Where the Wild Things Are deemed too violent

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