A team of Texas researchers recently published the findings of a scientific undertaking studying a condition plaguing 28 percent of Texas teens. Sexting. So now, when that half-cocked smile rolls across a teen's face in line at 7-Eleven or when your kid checks his phone at the dinner table and b ... More >>
Pamela Weatherby, who died last JulyPamela Weatherby, a 45-year-old Big Spring woman -- and, according to a federal suit filed Monday in Dallas, an "unstable insulin dependent diabetic" -- was serving a one-year sentence for drug possession at Dawson State Jail when she died last July. Now her pa ... More >>
Forgotten and overlooked, Galveston residents try to put the pieces back together
Texas leading workers comp insurer says we dont need courts and juries watching over them. Yeah, right.
There's only one thing tougher than running for Dallas County sheriff—getting people to care
U.S. Justice Department investigators find horrid conditions at Dallas County's jail
Legal bills mount as the county defends its failed jail health systems
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez was a revolutionary candidate--as a leader, not so much
A woman's story of life behind bars might be of interest to federal investigators
Being sick in Dallas County's troubled jail can be a death sentence
Plus: Every Picture Tells a Story
What a disturbing new lawsuit says about the county jail
Oysterman Joe Nelson says pollution is slowly killing Galveston Bay. Is anyone listening?
Mentally ill Texans used to go to hospitals. Now, increasing numbers of them go to prison instead.
An unsolved string of cat mutilations in North Dallas leaves police and residents wondering who could do such a thing
Reports of Steven Russell's death were greatly exaggerated, but they were enough to spring him from a Texas prison
Downwind of TXI's Midlothian cement plant, people and animals keep getting sick. Instead of investigating whether the plant is to blame, state regulators appear ready to let TXI burn even more hazardous waste. Part two of A Dallas Observer Special Report
After a long history of public drunkenness and allegations of slashing two men's throats, it is time to examine the troubled practice of Dr. John Hargett