In a discussion with Texas Monthly last week, Johnson spoke about the crime woes, his intention to make data-driven decisions, plans for ethics reforms, and why Dallas needs to be more selfish in its regional partnerships.
It took nine years for him to meat his match.
West Texas is on the rise, while Austin is the safest city in the state.
Marfa Public Radio reports on the down side of the boom.
On Tuesday, a boy was stabbed at Brewer High School in Fort Worth, and Wednesday two people were killed at North Lake College in Irving in an apparent murder-suicide.
Three people were injured and one person has died following a stabbing on the University of Texas at Austin's campus on Monday.
It may be the beginning of uncovering a jersey-theft ring.
With that figure, it'd make it one of the most expensive pieces of sports memorabilia of all time.
There were news reports online that he had once been arrested for allegedly threatening that he was "capable of doing things along the line of what" happened in Newtown, Connecticut.
Nine people were injured, and the gunman was killed.
The celebrity chef is the subject of a 4,000-word profile by the Austin American-Statesman. He says all the right things, but is it quite the right time?
Police made the arrest because of ”the credibility of the threat.”
There’s been a lot of news around the subject of the notorious ”affluenza” defense this week.
The embattled agricultural commissioner is being investigated by the Texas Rangers, which may have given casual observers déjà vu.
The embattled AG was charged by the SEC on Monday, which may have given casual observers déjà vu.
Keeping the real, human stakes around the issue in mind is important.
Football fans have had their fun with the struggling quarterback, but it’s time for the conversation to shift.
That’s definitely not how anyone saw that investigation going.
The strange unsolved case of somebody dropping large rocks onto passing cars from I-35 overpasses in Austin continues.
Last week, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was convicted on 18 charges, ranging from rape in the first degree to forced oral sodomy, after being accused of sexually assaulting 13 women. The case ended up making national headlines, and the details of how Holtzclaw raped so many women–and…
A panel determined that District Judge Jeanine Howard undermined public confidence after a controversial statement.
The way Texas punishes truancy is downright Kafka-esque—and it’s finally getting a lot of attention.
We’re not even a quarter of the way through 2015 yet, and mosques have been burned, loyalty oaths have been demanded, and—in Dallas last week—a Muslim man was shot in the back while watching the snow fall.
A video of a high-speed chase in Dallas that ended with a woman in a minivan beating the crap out of the offending driver went viral last week. But should she have been put at risk by the police chase in the first place?
An old friend says Houston’s Benthall, the alleged administrator of online drug emporium Silk Road 2.0, is an even unlikelier drug lord than Austinite Ross Ulbricht, who is currently on trial for running Silk Road 1.0. Which is not say that she thinks Benthall is innocent...
The most violent cities in Texas might not be the ones you’d expect.
Post-Ferguson, post-Eric Garner, post-Tamir Rice, relations between police and the people they’re tasked to protect and serve are especially strained—even as far from where those events happened as Texas.
It's better to have video evidence than not, but those who present police body cameras as a solution to our national predicament involving police relations need to look at cases from Jasper, Texas, to New York City to see that the problem is more complicated than that.
There's a dark side to feel-good crowdfunding.
Guess how well that worked out.
People who paid as much as $3,500 for purebred puppies allegedly found themselves receiving dying animals instead.
A 23-year-old UT-D graduate at Google allegedly attempted to extort nude photos from his former classmates by posing as a breast researcher.
The law of the land meets the law of unintended consequences.
The "handsome mugshot guy" has some competition.
Yesterday, when we unveiled the cover of our July issue featuring Rick Perry, we also told you about “The Perry Report Card,” an upcoming magazine feature where, as the title suggests, we graded the tenure of the governor on eight areas of public policy. We invited you to weigh…
And he'll live in Richard Linklater's garage apartment.
Why I decided to watch my father’s killer die.
Robin Doan was ten years old when a stranger killed her entire family. Nearly ten years later, she refuses to let the past haunt her.
At a recent campaign event for Ricardo Rodriguez, a former district judge who is running to replace Rene Guerra as Hidalgo County’s district attorney, Edinburg mayor Richard Garcia took to the podium to warm up an already enthusiastic crowd. Garcia offered boilerplate campaign rhetoric, trumpeting the 41-year-old candidate’s accomplishments…
An El Paso man pled guilty to the most heinous offense against Texas history imaginable: Peeing on the Alamo. Does this make him the next Ozzy Osbourne?
Bernie Tiede, the Carthage man whose story of shooting the town's richest widow inspired a movie, may be walking free next week.
One doesn't need to be a master thief to figure out why there might be a flaw in this plan.
An open letter to the paper, asking why its editors decided to publish a certain story.
How the writers behind the always informative, often hilarious blotter of the University of Texas police force are trying to make college students better citizens.
Our favorite recent items from the Lufkin Daily News' police blotter.
Our favorite recent items from the Lufkin Daily News’ police blotter.
Andre Thomas is deeply mentally ill. He is also a vicious murderer. How should he be punished?
And the border was declared secure. What does this mean for immigration laws?
This is no way to revive The Battle of the Brazos: Ennis municipal court judge W. Lee Johnson, a Baylor alumnus, was publicly reprimanded for his none-too-subtle post about the A&M QB’s apparent moving violation.
Four police officers in the Rio Grande Valley, including the son of Hidalgo County sheriff Lupe Treviño, are accused of taking payoffs to protect cocaine shipments along the Mexican border.