Psych nurse Philippa Ashford was standing in her driveway when the bullet came down.
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Brenda thought she and Ricky would be together forever, until he left her. Kendra thought she and Ricky would be together forever. Then Brenda took matters into her own hands. Inside the case of jealousy, spying, and murder that shook Uptown Dallas.
The case, which has attracted huge amounts of attention, will go back to the trial court.
Rodney Reed has been on Texas’ death row for 21 years, but new evidence and witnesses have drawn national attention ahead of his upcoming execution date.
As part of his campaign against Austin’s homelessness rules, Greg Abbott tweeted an old video of a non-homeless man having a mental health episode. His attorney says the governor is “retraumatizing” the man and his family.
Saturday’s killing of a Fort Worth woman at the hands of a cop was followed by the usual selective shaping of the narrative by law enforcement.
Last September, law enforcement officers were confounded by a murderer targeting prostitutes along the border. As the investigation intensified, they discovered that the killer had been hiding in plain sight.
The lieutenant governor's pledge to "take an arrow" from the NRA is a surprise, but the move is not as politically risky as it looks.
Of the four major mass shooting suspects in Texas in recent years, the only one it would impact is the man who wants to die as soon as possible.
What politicians like Matt Schaefer are really saying is that no number of victims is worth the discomfort of a fairly small number of gun owners.
What the rest of the country will see in the days to come is a city of resilience, compassion, and honesty.
A non-profit compiled racist, sexist, and xenophobic social media posts from police in Dallas and Denison.
After Josefina De León’s daughter went missing in the Mexican State of Tamaulipas in 2012, she was determined to find her. Seven years later, she hasn’t given up.
He called himself the Tiger King and plastered his face on highway billboards in Texas and Oklahoma. He bred big cats, bears, baboons, and more. He lived, with a parade of partners, on the grounds of his private zoo. He threatened a rival with murder—repeatedly, on YouTube—and tried to hire a hit man to do the deed.
”Armed only with a mean face,” former sailor and soldier Oscar Stewart became a hero.
Dallas news station WFAA has the footage.
More than 100 of the company's 400 cars in Chicago were stolen via its own app.
Bob Ruff is working on his fifth Texas case in fewer than four years, this time hoping to prove the innocence of Sandra Melgar in the killing of her husband, Jaime Melgar.
New insights about Redrick “Red” Batiste emerge after his accomplices are found guilty.
The potential legislation would be an example of law's "expressive" power, potentially curbing behavior regardless of how many creeps are prosecuted.
A heroic pet was shot and killed protecting his family in Houston, proving once more that dogs are the best of all of us.
UT-Austin’s tennis coach and an exam administrator in Houston are facing federal charges.
The announcement comes amid growing questions about the legitimacy of the investigation that led to the deadly raid.
Driving through a dangerous curve in Tyler, James Fulton crossed into oncoming traffic and killed a young woman. He wasn’t drunk, and the cops said the crash was an accident. But the Smith County DA saw it differently.
It won’t bring back the seven-year-old girl killed in a drive-by shooting on Sunday morning, but it might make it easier for her family to get through their mourning.
Police say the seven-year-old was fatally shot on a feeder road near a Harris County Walmart. Two suspects are in custody.
Jacob Walter Anderson, charged with raping and choking a fellow student, will pay a $400 fine as part of the deal.
The university implemented sweeping changes after members of Twelfth Woman and others went public with their experiences.
Two years after the death of a ten-year-old boy on the ride, the waterslide is finally being removed.
One year ago, after Stephen Willeford disrupted the mass murder at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, he was hailed as the ultimate good guy with a gun, but he's still reckoning with what happened that day—and what his life has become.
The U.S. Border Patrol and the governor of Tamaulipas are looking for a few good anonymous tips—and hoping it doesn't all backfire.
The podcast looks to an old case—and suggests a new model for archival true crime podcasts.
In her groundbreaking new book, Monica Muñoz Martinez uncovers the legacy of a brutal past.
How prosecutors tied a brazen murder in an upscale Dallas suburb to one of Mexico’s most violent criminal organizations.
Dallas police waited to release the suspect’s name even as it appeared across the internet, eroding the local community’s already fragile trust.
When the company collapsed, the former CEO went to prison for fraud and insider trading. Turns out, he was just ahead of his time.
The surprising pair has joined forces for a noble cause.
How a motley crew of young Texas lawyers, a burly Michigan podcaster, and his army of amateur sleuths—including actor Jon Cryer—helped free a man convicted of a murder he swears he didn’t commit.
Kingsville native Reality Winner will serve the longest sentence so far under the Espionage Act.
Life on the ranch was hard enough already, and full of uncertainty. Then a string of dead calves turned up, and everything pointed to murder. But why? And how? A Longview mystery.
Texas leads the country in hot-car deaths of children. Was Michael Thedford a horrible father, or did he make a mistake any parent could make?
He worked 80-hour weeks to send money home to his family. The driver who ran him over had been in and out of trouble for years.
Skip Hollandsworth revisits his epic story about a beloved funeral director, a wealthy widow, and their deeply troubled relationship.
A report by Texas Appleseed shows that schools are falling back on a zero-tolerance approach that has proven to be harmful to students.
According to police, the Caldwell County man bit the snake’s rattle off before he released it.
The case of a man who slaughtered his family, then gouged out his eyes, will be reviewed Tuesday by an appellate court panel in New Orleans.
Abbott’s school safety plan could land us back in darker times.
When Given Kachepa first arrived from Zambia as a young boy, he expected to sing in a choir and gain an education. Instead he was forced into servitude.