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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.

The Guilty and the Innocent

texasmonthly.com — On September 17, in a decisive 7-2 ruling, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned the capital murder conviction of a Corpus Christi woman named Hannah Overton. Readers of Texas Monthly may recall Overton's case, which I examined in an article a few years ago called "Hannah and Andrew," a lengthy story that questioned the assumptions that had led to her prosecution.

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.
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @HuffingtonPost: Ebola survivor Nina Pham gets a hug from President Obama (Photo: Saul Loeb/Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/JEKwVc7NfU

Oct 24, 2014

RT @ChronFalkenberg: It's scary to think how similar my creative process is to the folks on Mad Men. Just sub the booze with coffee and the sex with Twitter.

Oct 23, 2014

Lots to puzzle over in this story on Ed Graf's plea deal this week in his McLennan County retrial m.wacotrib.com/news/courts_an… h/t @JeremyStahl

Oct 23, 2014

@JeremyStahl @ContrarianDave Wow, this is fascinating. Lots to puzzle over here. Thanks so much Jeremy.

Oct 23, 2014

@David_Dobbs @ewencallaway Not sure I've ever talked about it in depth. Oral histories look easy but are really hard. Are you doing one?

Oct 22, 2014

@ContrarianDave I think he was backed into a corner and this was his best option. Heartbreaking.

Oct 22, 2014

CCA: San Antonio woman must get new murder trial because the courtroom was too full during jury selection texaslawyer.com/id=12026736812…

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