Ahead of his election day disaster, District Attorney Craig Watkins announced the creation of a new division in his office. He's done this before, most recently with the Civil Rights Division, a team that will investigate, right alongside Internal Affairs, when a police officers shoots someone. The ... More >>
Damon McClendon has been in this spot before. For the second time in less than five years, the North Texas man was arrested for spending counterfeit U.S. currency. The first time around, in 2008 and 2009, McClendon was a participant in a ring that created non-legal tender created using an electroni ... More >>
Here's a question no one will probably ever ask you again: how early do you need to get to the mall in order to see a one-hit wonder from 27 years ago sing in the food court? It's currently 2:45, so I hope the answer is "45 minutes." Tiffany, if you're either an infant and or have never gotten your ... More >>
The 50th is the last big moment of mourning for Dallas' aging true grievers.
It's not entirely clear exactly what Quintessa Scott hoped to achieve yesterday evening by randomly thrusting herself at/grinding on customers trying to enter K S Beauty Supply at 9191 Forest Lane. If her goal was to scare away business, it was a success. Police say her unsolicited advances sent mul ... More >>
Joey Dauben's reign as the muckraking king of Ellis County came to an ignominious end last month when he was sentenced to three 10-year sentences for raping a boy, then 14, on a church camping trip in 2007. It was an ironic end for the 32-year-old, who crusaded against child abuse (and many other t ... More >>
Surveying the great diva's checkered film career.
Chefs For Farmers is an event in which 30 area chefs compete for attendees' votes with a singular signature bite. The winning chef gets $2,500 toward his or her charity of choice. The event was created by Iris and Matt McCallister to support local farms, local ingredients and getting really full, d ... More >>
For the past three decades -- on and off, but mostly on -- there was no swindle too small-time for Alan Todd May. Credit card abuse, theft, check fraud -- however he could make an easy, sleazy buck, May did what he could wherever he could to whomever he met. One day, perhaps, someone will make a ... More >>
Photo by Nick RalloOnce more Nolan Ryan gathered the media together to discuss "a very, very sad day for the Texas Rangers organization" -- the death last night of 39-year-old Brownwood firefighter Shannon Stone, who fell 20 feet to his death at the Ballpark in Arlington attempting to reach a bal ... More >>
Ben Starr of MasterChef.With all the publicity swirling around Polyphonic Spree singer Jennie Kelley's participation in the current run of MasterChef on Fox, it's perhaps understandable that the other North Texan, Ben Starr, still in the running for the $250,000 first prize, should have gone ... More >>
This morning in D.C., Attorney General Eric Holder met with the media to discuss Operation Broken Trust, a wide-ranging crime-bustin' effort conducted by an alphabet soup's worth of agencies intended to "protect American investors, to ensure the strength of our markets, and to prevent financial f ... More >>
Photos by Andrea GrimesLaura Bush poses with Girl Scout Troop 92, who painted the library in Bryan's House and organized the books.Late yesterday afternoon, Laura Bush joined former Dallas Cowboy Daryl Johnston and members of the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee to celebrate a project comple ... More >>
Some of the very generic imagery featured on Alan Todd May's company's Web siteAlan Todd May spent the better part of 1983 to 2002 in and out of prison, having been arrested for such things as credit card abuse, check fraud, theft ... well, you name the hustle, he hustled it. There were 14 convic ... More >>
Patrick MichelsErnest Brandt, who says he was an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination, shows 11-year-old Mack Reed the window where Oswald fired from. More photos are up in this slide show.Out at Dealey Plaza Sunday afternoon, there was something for everyone: fashion, literature, song and, fi ... More >>
The Rangers' debut was shockingly accessorized by pitching, defense and, don't look now, relevance.
Given any thought to how you're going to react when you encounter George W. on the streets of Dallas?
OK, you know the drill by now: Collect 'em all! Today, it's Edwin Flores's turn.First, a disclaimer: I've always liked Flores, who's pictured at right; he's affable and accessible. And you get the sense that he loves being a trustee and is able to shrug off the criticism that comes with the job. Th ... More >>
It was the year 2000, and I was a young, hungry reporter in Chicago with a young, hungry state legislator on my speed dial
Something to look forward to in 2008: Clint Eastwood'sChangeling
Crime doesn't pay? Tell that to truck cargo thieves.
When the world is falling to pieces, emergency doctor Paul Pepe makes order from chaos
Phil Haberman claims he fought with special forces in Iraq, but he's about as real as Rambo
When he's not catering for the president, barbecue maven Eddie Deen caters to the spirits of the indigent
Terry Anderson thought he'd be in Athens right now, chasing his lifelong dream of Olympic gold. Instead, he's in prison, his life plugged full of holes.
Plus: The Original Crusaders; Out, Damned Potholes; Someone's Lying
He's cuddly, goofy and often a bore. Meet the new Jesse James.
Along Came a Spider bugs out
Horace Caraker got what he wanted: jail time
No, you take him; Scenic Huntsville; Hell's grannies; Not us; Fair market; Blame it on Bossa Nova
Horace Caraker doesn't belong in federal prison. But he likes it there, and he'll threaten a president if it means going back.
Thirty-five years ago, Jesse Curry was Dallas' respected, popular police chief. Then Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, and Curry became just one more victim of the Kennedy assassination.
Tarrant County Sheriff David Williams lusts for helicopters, Chevy Tahoes, and machine guns, but in the hands of used car parts baron Ed Max, Williams is the ultimate cop toy
Lessons I learned the hard way: a personal report
Dallas doctors believe they've solved the mystery of sick veterans, but find themselves in "a bloody scientific war" where they are branded charlatans
A jet-settin', Scotch-sippin' Robert Tilton washes up in South Florida--and he still wants your money
Air Force One nosedives into an ocean of ennui
Julio Mercado is Dallas' brand-new DEA boss, and he's inherited kilos of trouble. His city is about to be declared a drug disaster zone, but all his narcs seem to care about is snitching on each other.
New Black Panthers finally find the spotlight
Pierce Brosnan is golden in the best Bond since Connery
In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.
New York advisor indicted in 'Libyan connection' scheme
City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.