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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
For once, we say something nice about the DMN
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In a Lancaster gym, Greg Hatley is raising boxing champions, but the best fighter he ever saw isn't among them
A civil suit alleges prosecutorial misconduct in one child's death, another's incarceration
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?
The story of Edwin Debrow Jr., one of the youngest Texans ever convicted of murder, in his own words
For a growing number of Texas kids with mental illnesses, the only place to get help is behind bars.
Was the case against Lacresha Murray, the youngest Texan ever tried for capital murder, a rush to judgment or a story of justice denied?
Turning down millions in state money to build juvenile boot camps, Tarrant County opted for a different approach--one that works
Critics of a private prison firm that ran two juvenile boot camps in Dallas wonder where the love is at these "tough love academies"
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?
With a homeboy headed for the White House, a handful of his Dallas pals have hopes of making their mark on Washington
The late-night carjacking was violent, but the legal tactics are the real rough stuff
Ponder officials jail second student; first-grader's report on Where the Wild Things Are deemed too violent