Despite its vaguely official-sounding name, the Christmas Bureau of Austin & Travis County is not a branch of local government. It's a nonprofit charity, one that purports to help needy individuals and families during the holiday season. That seems to be what the organization did from 1964, when it ... More >>
I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but it's true: the argument between the state of Texas and Planned Parenthood over the Women's Health Program looks like it's never, ever going to end. This case has dragged itself through state courts, federal courts, and back down to the state level again, ... More >>
Even as the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System (DPFP) tries to deflect media attention from its shiny, shiny Museum Tower project, Courthouse News reports that it's also fighting to avoid releasing information on a different luxury developer, one that it wholly owns. The pension system filed ... More >>
Steve Lipsky's epic battle and what it means for the future of fracking.
At 10 this morning on the steps of the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse, Rais Bhuiyan, who was shot in the face by white supremacist Mark Stroman as part of a post-September 11, 2001 shooting spree, will announce that he's filing suit today against Gov. Rick Perry and other state offi ... More >>
It would appear that Robert Lange, a social studies teacher at Williams High School in Plano, is well-liked by his students; one writes that he was "was the coolest teacher I have ever had." And not so long ago he was awarded cash money for having been named a finalist for the H.E.B. Excellence i ... More >>
The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.
Dallas City Attorney Tom PerkinsJust spent 20 minutes getting an earful from Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm and City Attorney Tom Perkins, who insisted, over and over, that the city's lawsuit over those Trinity River records has nothing whatsoever to do with our request to see "all the individual ... More >>
Sam MertenCraig WatkinsTwo months ago to the day, we told you about Dallas County Republican Party chair Jonathan Neerman's public information request for the calendar of Democratic Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins dating back to his first day in office -- January 1, 2007. Seeme ... More >>
Sam MertenCraig WatkinsIn an attempt to keep Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins's schedule private, his office has asked for an opinion from the Texas attorney general regarding a public records request for Watkins's calendar dating to his first day in office. In a May 6 letter to Atto ... More >>
The County can't get away from the latest bad news on its troubled jail
Tom DeLay's scandals are a gold mine for two Texas filmmakers
Ray Hunt gets one end of it; guess which end is reserved for the rest of us
Bad politics is good business for filmmakers
Oh, the talent given us at this year's remarkable Dallas Video Festival
...was the FBI. Watch out, City Hall. Shoe Two's comin'.
Those silly officials from around the state think the law should apply in Dallas
The discovery of three dead babies opens up a mystery with little chance of solution
Poss needs to pony up details on her ethics finding
A civil suit alleges prosecutorial misconduct in one child's death, another's incarceration
Was the case against Lacresha Murray, the youngest Texan ever tried for capital murder, a rush to judgment or a story of justice denied?
Is the insurance industry a bully or are the moldies just being hysterical?
Bungling thieves, piles of gold, jailhouse snitches, and bloody clothes. Prosocuretors in Madalyn Murray O'Hair's disappearance had everything -- except three corpses
Caught napping; Save that gerbil; Ill-chosen words
Turn on and tune in to the Dallas Video Festival
Tary Owens helped rescue the early roots of Texas music. Then those songs saved Owens from himself.
Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander wants to take the state into the 21st century -- and herself into higher office -- with her vision of "e-Texas"
Democratic media whiz Mark McKinnon left partisan politics behind until George W. Bush swept him off his feet
Investigators close in on a suspect in the disappearance of atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair
A bill that would increase the fees for filing county records rises from the ashes
Denton residents like Parks and Delores Olmon want to know how a posse of city slickers managed to railroad plans for a lead-belching copper factory in their town
Texas' Log Cabin Republicans find themselves the ultimate outsiders--vilified by both the GOP and fellow gays
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.
Temperamental Dallas chef Avner Samuel is a genius in the kitchen, but he may have burned the one thing that matters most--his bridges
Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there
What drove veterinarian LISSALUCAS to allegedly starve dozens of animals and repeatedly butcher routine surgeries?
Governor vetoes a Dallas businessman's sweetheart legislation
A sweetheart bill down at the Texas Legislature will let you pay to make one Dallas businessman richer
Striving for mediocrity at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Austin's great alt-rock hope swings for the empty bleachers
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