Chris Magallanes and Ernest Morales, proprietors of the Fort Worth joint, banded together with local business owners who were similarly victimized, in hopes of getting some justice.
The city’s homicide unit granted a year of unprecedented access to photographer Richard Sharum. His pictures tell a vivid story of cops, criminals, and victims—and the violent act that binds them together.
A brief and highly selective look at what just happened, from a stray possum’s big game in Lubbock to a rookie quarterback’s big game in Houston.
Delays in dispatching the alert system mean that some children fall between the cracks.
The second teen has pleaded to criminal mischief charges. Both face two years of probation.
In Fort Worth, true crime–obsessed citizen detectives have banded together to dig up new evidence for their pet cases.
Get a taste of what’s to come in the highly anticipated limited series.
Two bipartisan bills would make it easier for judges to incarcerate defendants before trial. Criminologists say that’s bad for public safety.
Why has the governor lasered in on teenagers doing donuts and causing a ruckus in the capital city?
An all-female creative team set Peggy Jo Tallas’s story to a score of country, folk, and riot grrrl punk.
HBO Max’s highly anticipated limited series is set to premiere this April. Plus, it’ll have a SXSW debut.
The Munns became a national curiosity after five of them were indicted for participating in the insurrection. But the full scope of their malignant behavior is little known—including to the federal prosecutors tasked with investigating their crimes.
Austin attorney Jamie Balagia, a.k.a. “the Dude,” thought that he’d finally hit the big time. Then everything fell apart.
State Republicans and local business leaders are betting big on the 38-year-old political newcomer, pouring nearly $5 million into her campaign to unseat County Judge Lina Hidalgo. Polls suggest the race is a dead heat.
The writer looks back on his 1998 reporting on an unforgettable murder plot that inspired the 2011 Richard Linklater film ‘Bernie.’
Plus, a man stole $10,000 worth of bleachers, and landscapers discovered human remains in a backyard barbecue pit.
The tons of contraband lunch meat seized at the U.S.-Mexico border tell us something about the market value of nostalgia.
The lawyers in the district attorney’s office say they decided to run on their own, reflecting internal Democratic divisions over public safety.
“I’ll never lose that hope. It could be five years from today. The door is always open at our office for anything that will bring resolution to this case.”
Federal agencies have long struggled to stop illegal fishing and drug smuggling in the Gulf of Mexico. In recent years, it’s only gotten worse.
I helped break the story on the convicted surgeon, but Peacock’s dramatized series made me reconsider how I wrote about the case.
The soapy teen drama takes place in a fictional Texas town that—aside from an extravagant kidnapping plot—looks like home.
Plus, the Stinnett police chief allegedly faked a document demonstrating an annulment of his marriage.
When several women spoke out against a powerful man in the former ghost town of Terlingua, the backlash was fierce.
Her ordeal included one final trauma: ICE showed up to deport her before the Mexican consulate intervened.
Plus, Post Malone donates thousands of pairs of custom-made Crocs to students.
The Austin firm whose software has become nearly ubiquitous in the networks of the federal government and Fortune 500 companies reportedly left its clients vulnerable.
“I’m definitely more paranoid wherever I go. I definitely watch my back more and pay attention to what’s going on around me.”
“The people of the town are calling us and saying, ‘Do we have a monster that lives in our community?’ I wish I could give them solace.”
“I’m like, ‘What in the heck is that?’ So, I walk around some shrubs, and as I get closer, I can see that it kind of looks like bone.”
“It’s kind of strange that your investigator calls this search, and, lo and behold, right after he starts the search, a cellphone is found.”
Over a decade, Theodore Robert Wright III destroyed cars, yachts, and planes. That was only the half of it.
The five-part Showtime docu-series avoids the worst pitfalls of the true-crime genre, favoring character over sensationalism.
The podcast dives into the mysteries surrounding the decades-long string of murders in the border city.
Two years after the shooting left ten dead and thirteen injured, survivors like Isabelle Laymance and their families are still dealing with the aftermath.
First came the sound of someone running hard on the breezeway outside, then a banging on the apartment door. Irene Vera opened it to see her neighbor, twenty-year-old Rosa Jimenez, holding a little boy who lay limp in her arms. “Help me! Help me!” Jimenez cried hysterically in Spanish. The
In 1978, an eighth grader killed his teacher. After 20 months in a psychiatric facility, he was freed. His classmates still wonder: What really happened?
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.
In ‘Savage Appetites,’ the Marfa journalist tries to understand her—and other women’s—obsession with violent criminal acts.
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.