Author

Ross Dubois

Loaded |
May 16, 2013

The Smile Machine

Perry and his pals celebrated the release of the first precision-guided firearms at the Mason ranch of TrackingPoint founder John McHale.

The Culture |
May 6, 2013

3D-Printed Plastic Guns: Now Firing

The Austin-based non-profit Defense Distributed has successfully created and tested the "Liberator," the first gun made entirely from 3-D printed plastic pieces. Government officials are already hoping to limit its legality.

The Culture |
April 9, 2013

Texas Mega Pastor Mega Punk’d

Joel Osteen, indefatigable televangelist and pastor of a Houston megachurch, was the butt of an online hoax that claimed he had lost his faith, and would leave the church. The Internet had a strong reaction.

Politics & Policy |
April 3, 2013

Please Sir, Arms For The Poor

The Armed Citizens Project, a Houston-based nonprofit seeks to provide free firearms for residents of high-crime neighborhoods in an effort to fight crime. Not surprisingly, opinions vary on the programs goals.

Crime |
April 1, 2013

The Unresolved Murders of Texas Prosecutors

A Texas district attorney and his wife were found dead at their home, gunned down by unknown assailants, less than two months after an Assistant DA in the same office was shot outside the courthouse. There are no conclusive suspects, but the signs are pointing towards gang violence.

Fraud |
March 27, 2013

The Strange And Sordid End of An A&M Professor

James Arnt Aune took his own life after allegedly being blackmailed for having an online relationship with a minor. The underage girl he corresponded with apparently may not have been a girl at all, but a grown man running a "catfishing" scam.

January 21, 2013

Texas Executes Tenth Man of 2012

Jonathan Green was put to death Wednesday for the 2000 murder of a 12-year-old girl, but his lawyers maintained until the end that their client was mentally ill and thus unsuitable for execution.