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

Teenage Wasteland

texasmonthly.com — WHAT STRUCK HIM, HE WOULD later say, was that the boy didn't look anything like a junkie. Plano Police sergeant Aubrey Paul had driven north along Texas Highway 289, where Plano's gated communities and mirrored office parks abruptly give way to unruly stretches of buffalo grass, to check out a call he had received the day before from a detective in the neighboring town of Frisco.

“A Woman Had a Place, and It Was Not Out Practicing Law”

texasmonthly.com — When Dusty Burke, a partner at the prestigious law firm Vinson & Elkins, entered the University of Texas Law School in 1965, she was one of only six female students in a class of hundreds. At the time, few women practiced law; from 1920 to 1970, the number of female attorneys in Texas hovered at less than four percent.

Hannah Overton’s Capital Murder Conviction Is Overturned

texasmonthly.com — Today marked a turning point in the case of Hannah Overton, the Corpus Christi mother of five who has fought for eight years to prove her innocence. This morning, in a decisive 7-2 ruling, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned her capital murder conviction.

Not-So-Loving County

texasmonthly.com — OUT WHERE THE RADIO SIGNALS FADE to static, past where the telephone poles and speed limit signs end, lies one of the loneliest spots on earth: Loving County, where the oil wells outnumber the people ten to one. One hundred and two humans live here, to be exact, making it officially the least-populous area in the nation.

Hannah Overton's Capital Murder Conviction Is Overturned

texasmonthly.com — Today marked a turning point in the case of Hannah Overton, the Corpus Christi mother of five who has fought for eight years to prove her innocence. This morning, in a decisive 7-2 ruling, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned her capital murder conviction.

The Witness | Texas Monthly

texasmonthly.com — Hi, if you are reading this then they killed me. I wanted to tell you that I enjoyed talking to you, you seem like a really great lady. I'm sorry we didn't meet under different circumstances. . . . Thank you for your kindness. Have a wonderful day.

The Desert of the Dead

texasmonthly.com — While politicians and bureaucrats endlessly debate the best ways to secure our borders, illegal immigrants are dying to get into America-literally.

Michael Morton's Life in Prison, In His Own Words

texasmonthly.com — Excerpts from his book "Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace."

Anthony Graves' Prosecutor Finally Has to Answer For His Actions

texasmonthly.com — The State Bar of Texas has found "just cause" to pursue disciplinary action against Charles Sebesta, the district attorney who sent Graves to death row.

A Summer Weekend in Austin

texasmonthly.com — Recovering at a luxurious (and kid-free!) adult summer camp.
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Oct 18, 2014

Nueces County DA says he WILL retry Hannah Overton. My guess is he's trying to pressure her into taking a plea deal shar.es/1mzClp

Oct 17, 2014

@jimbluewind @sonia_smith I see your point, but I think the story does a very good job of explaining a complex story well.

Oct 17, 2014

.@Sonia_Smith's dispatch from Dallas includes a detailed map of "Ebola corridor" along Greenville Ave & Skillman St txmnth.ly/1riWOtD

Oct 17, 2014

In Dallas, "viral hemorrhagic fevers, once the stuff of breathless best sellers, is now part of the evening news" texasmonthly.com/story/dallass-…

Oct 17, 2014

RT @jswatz: another beautiful on-the-ground look at the Ebola crisis by @sherifink -- part of a fantastic team in West Africa nyti.ms/1F8DLwm

Oct 16, 2014

Best part of our company party earlier this week (after the Dr Pepper toast for @Brian_Sweany) was standing downwind of @BBQsnob.

Oct 16, 2014

"The real and the imaginary...often collide in Dallas." Beautiful piece by @mannyNYT, "Under the Spell of Ebola." nyti.ms/1Dd4gPf

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