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Senior Editor — Texas Monthly
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Executive Editor at Texas Monthly, covering criminal justice. Die-hard believer in long-form journalism.

Teenage Wasteland

texasmonthly.com — It doesn't matter what time it is. Do you know where your children are? If you live in Plano, one of Texas' toniest suburbs, they may be strung out on heroin somewhere. Or on trial for distributing it. Or dead. WHAT STRUCK HIM, HE WOULD later say, was that the boy didn't look anything like a junkie.
Aug 19, 2015

(You should read the whole story, though, because it's Pam so it's great of course: texasmonthly.com/articles/teena…)

Our Dignity, Our Destiny

texasmonthly.com — It was a crowning victory for civil rights, a watershed law whose most powerful proponent, a Texas president, found inspiration for his convictions in his home state. Fifty years after the Voting Rights Act, where does Texas stand today?
Aug 07, 2015

On #Texas and the legacy of voting rights - "Dignity, Our Destiny" shar.es/1ttJxI via @texasmonthly

Time and Punishment

While We're Young | Texas Monthly

texasmonthly.com — Of the more than 18 million Texans who are eligible to vote, only about a quarter cast ballots in last November's gubernatorial election. As often happens during election season, a majority of Texans stayed home.

Time and Punishment

texasmonthly.com — There's never been a shortage of competition for the title of Worst Lawyer in Texas. A top contender for years was the now-deceased Joe Cannon, who slept through much of the 1984 capital murder trial of his client Calvin Burdine, resulting in a death sentence that was later overturned on appeal.
Jul 27, 2015

"There’s never been a shortage of competition for the title of Worst Lawyer in Texas." @pamelacolloff on a contender: texasmonthly.com/story/time-and…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @mattdpearce: "There’s never been a shortage of competition for the title of Worst Lawyer in Texas." @pamelacolloff on a contender: texasmonthly.com/story/time-and…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @mattdpearce: "There’s never been a shortage of competition for the title of Worst Lawyer in Texas." @pamelacolloff on a contender: texasmonthly.com/story/time-and…

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Time and Punishment

texasmonthly.com — to reporters, but he wouldn't take our calls," said Keith Davis, who lost his mother, Bobbie; his sister, Nicole; his six-year-old daughter, Brittany; his five-year-old daughter, Lea'Erin; his niece, Denitra; and his nephew, Jason, in the crime. "During the trial, Charles would put his arm around me and tell me that his only agenda was to seek justice for our family.

Flipping Out | Texas Monthly

texasmonthly.com — THEY HAD NAMES LIKE KAYLEE AND HAILEY and Ashley and Brittany, and they all had long legs and glossy hair and tan summer skin. More than a thousand of them-1,345 cheerleaders from across Texas-had come to Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, on a sticky afternoon in June for the first day of cheer camp, and a clutch of mothers and squirming little sisters was taking in the view.
Jul 03, 2015

RIP Lawrence Herkimer. Here's a 2005 cover story of mine on cheerleading w/ deets on Herkie texasmonthly.com/content/flippi…pic.twitter.com/u7ERRvu2Jx

Ex-DA Who Sent Exoneree Anthony Graves to Death Row Is Disbarred

texasmonthly.com — It's been nine long years since the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found that Charles Sebesta, the Burleson County DA who prosecuted Anthony Graves for capital murder, had withheld favorable evidence and used false testimony to secure a conviction-a conviction that sent Graves to death row.
Jun 12, 2015

Here's my story on this morning's developments! "Ex-DA Who Sent Exoneree Anthony Graves to Death Row Is Disbarred" texasmonthly.com/daily-post/ex-…

Jun 12, 2015

RT @pamelacolloff: Here's my story on this morning's developments! "Ex-DA Who Sent Exoneree Anthony Graves to Death Row Is Disbarred" texasmonthly.com/daily-post/ex-…

Jun 12, 2015

RT @ChronFalkenberg: State Bar ruling orders disbarment of prosecutor who knowingly sent innocent man to death row texasmonthly.com/daily-post/ex-… @pamelacolloff #txlege

Jun 12, 2015

RT @pamelacolloff: Here's my story on this morning's developments! "Ex-DA Who Sent Exoneree Anthony Graves to Death Row Is Disbarred" texasmonthly.com/daily-post/ex-…

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Capital Murder Case Against Hannah Overton Dismissed

texasmonthly.com — Nine years after Hannah Overton's nightmarish journey through the criminal justice system began, it ended just as abruptly, yesterday afternoon, when Nueces County District Attorney Mark Skurka called her attorney, Cynthia Orr, to inform her that he had made a motion to dismiss capital murder charges against her.
Apr 10, 2015

RT @pamelacolloff: Hannah Overton's attorney: DA "acting in the best tradition of his profession--pursuing justice, not convictions." texasmonthly.com/daily-post/cap…

Apr 09, 2015

My story on last night's momentous news out of Corpus Christi: Hannah Overton's capital murder case was dismissed! texasmonthly.com/daily-post/cap…

Apr 09, 2015

RT @pamelacolloff: My story on last night's momentous news out of Corpus Christi: Hannah Overton's capital murder case was dismissed! texasmonthly.com/daily-post/cap…

Apr 09, 2015

RT @pamelacolloff: My story on last night's momentous news out of Corpus Christi: Hannah Overton's capital murder case was dismissed! texasmonthly.com/daily-post/cap…

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To Love and to Cherish

texasmonthly.com — gays and lesbians and their feelings about gays and lesbians getting married, millions of Texans have been on that very same journey," Chuck Smith, the executive director of the LGBT-rights group Equality Texas, told me. State lawmakers, meanwhile, have been slower to come around.
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Aug 31, 2015

@sara_cacao THANK YOU. I posted on FB and the resounding response was "Gee, thanks, this is super depressing." I didn't see it that way.

Aug 30, 2015

RT @OED: kench: an obsolete verb meaning to laugh loudly

Aug 28, 2015

Sweet story by @Katy_Vine on Divide School, a modern-day one-room schoolhouse on the prairie texasmonthly.com/the-culture/li… shar.es/1vqfKw


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