Christian McPhate is an award-winning journalist who specializes in investigative reporting. He covers crime, the environment, business, government and social justice. His work has appeared in several publications, including the Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Miami Herald, San Antonio Express News and The Washington Times.
1 month ago | DFW Music News
All Aaron Clowers wanted to do was enjoy the mosh pit near the Gas Monkey Live! stage. The New Orleans band Goatwhore planned to devastate it this past Friday night with death metal as part of the Metal Alliance Tour with The Casualties, Black Tus...
2 months ago | Courts
Mary Jane preferred animals to people “10 out of 10 times,” she says. She grew up in southern Louisiana, a place of winding swampland roads where family ties run deep. She studied wildlife management with a focus in aquaculture at Louisiana State ...
3 months ago | Feature Stories
The Rail Club was a place for the misfits, the outcasts, the forgotten. Black was the attire. Chains and spikes were optional. Located in far west Fort Worth, it was more than a live music venue in an old strip club. It was a home for the North Te...
3 months ago | Police
Three days passed before Texas Rangers sought a manslaughter charge against Amber Guyger, the off-duty Dallas police officer who police say mistakenly shot and killed her 26-year-old neighbor. Commenters on social media, however, started asking wh...
6 months ago | Commentary
Four white crosses projected on thin silk curtains draped in front of the stage slowly began to turn upside down. An eerie electric guitar riff echoing through massive speakers behind the curtain acted as a soundtrack to the descent into hell that...
7 months ago | Crime
San Francisco rock band The Stone Foxes were in high spirits when the quintet took the stage Tuesday night at Sundown at Granada. Driving into Dallas in their white van earlier that day, the rear suspension on their trailer busted and dragged behi...