Crime

Politics & Policy |
April 10, 2014

Terror at Noon

On a sweltering Monday in August 1966, Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the University of Texas Tower and began shooting pedestrians below, killing eleven people and forever altering the lives of many others. In this excerpt from her new novel, Elizabeth Crook reimagines the day that changed everything.

Crime |
February 11, 2014

A Question of Mercy

In 1998 famously tough Montague County district attorney Tim Cole sent a teenager to prison for life for his part in a brutal murder. The punishment haunts him to this day.

Update |
January 25, 2014

Bernie Returns!

Bernie Tiede, the Carthage man whose story of shooting the town's richest widow inspired a movie, may be walking free next week.

The Culture |
September 10, 2013

Book ‘Em, Horns

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.