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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.

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.

To Love and to Cherish

texasmonthly.com — The epicenter of the culture wars in Texas at this particular moment is an otherwise unremarkable two-story tan-brick house with a tidy yard in the farthest reaches of the South Austin suburbs.
Mar 11, 2015

If you haven't already, read this terrific story by @pamelacolloff on women challenging Tx's gay marriage ban. texasmonthly.com/story/the-case… (1/2)

Feb 23, 2015

Latest must-read from @pamelacolloff: Profile of courageous women challenging TX's gay marriage ban. #longform texasmonthly.com/story/the-case…

Feb 23, 2015

RT @ContrarianDave: Latest must-read from @pamelacolloff: Profile of courageous women challenging TX's gay marriage ban. #longform texasmonthly.com/story/the-case…

Mar 11, 2015

RT @ContrarianDave: If you haven't already, read this terrific story by @pamelacolloff on women challenging Tx's gay marriage ban. texasmonthly.com/story/the-case… (1/2)

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Fifth Circuit Hears Texas’ Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

texasmonthly.com — Less than two years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in United States v. Windsor -which gutted the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that defined marriage as the union between one man and one woman-legislatures and judiciaries in state after state have overturned bans on same-sex marriage.
Jan 09, 2015

My view, from the Fifth Circuit, on Texas' same-sex marriage case. Full-length magazine story coming in a month txmnth.ly/1ADIypg

Jan 09, 2015

RT @TexasMonthly: The 5th Circuit surprises everyone by signaling it might overturn Texas's same-sex marriage ban. txmnth.ly/1ADIypg

Jan 09, 2015

RT @pamelacolloff: My view, from the Fifth Circuit, on Texas' same-sex marriage case. Full-length magazine story coming in a month txmnth.ly/1ADIypg

Jan 09, 2015

RT @mcpli: A great account from @TexasMonthly of the Texas part of today's marriage oral arguments. texasmonthly.com/story/fifth-ci…

Jan 10, 2015

RT @TexasMonthly: The Fifth Circuit surprises everyone by signaling it could likely strike down Texas's same-sex marriage ban. txmnth.ly/1ADIypg

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Jul 31, 2015

Your true crime reading for the weekend: @karenkho's masterful story on a girl who wants her parents dead torontolife.com/informer/featu… #longform

Jul 31, 2015

Joan Didion, on the writing process: "It’s low dread, every morning." saradavidson.com/a-visit-with-j…

Jul 31, 2015

@maxapotter I think certain things in my past might disqualify me.

Jul 31, 2015

RT @deprangy: @pamelacolloff The word "vertical," used as a noun, fell out of my mouth the other day. I had to go sit quietly in my car.

Jul 31, 2015

I've already unironically used the phrases "skill set" and "not in your wheelhouse" this morning. What's next--using "creative" as a noun??

Jul 31, 2015

A fascinating woman doing important work in the Cook County jail. "Psychologist as Warden?" nytimes.com/2015/07/31/us/… pic.twitter.com/QCGumFPv2d

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