Posts Tagged ‘cases’
OPENING: The Place Beyond the Pines (R) This drama written and directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) stars Ryan Gosling as a bank robber on a collision course with an ambitious young police officer (Bradley Cooper). Als...
In Texas, pissing off a grandparent can cost you custody of your kids.
A Burleson mother discovered something in 2006 about Texas law that shocked her, dragged her into a sinkhole of misery, and pushed her family to financial ruin. She found out how easy it is to lose custody of a child even when ...
It’s like one of those heartwarming scenes from a disaster: Firemen saving a baby from the burning building. Volunteers pulling survivors from the tornado’s wreckage. Or, in this case, a state senator getting a good bill th...
Fort Worth folks play key roles in the work of freeing the wrongly convicted.
Cory Session is busy these days. The Fort Worth native is spending a lot of time in Austin, lobbying the Texas Legislature to make changes in the state’s criminal justice laws. He also speaks often to law school students, bot...
The Texas Railroad Commission didn’t respond in time to get their comments in last week’s cover story on environmental threats and strategies in shale drilling (“Greening the Gas Field?” Jan. 6, 2010). (...
A little more than a year ago, the Barnett Shale gravy train was shooting through North Texas at blinding speeds. Even while some residents were accusing the city council of surrendering Fort Worth’s future and environmen...
Local jury verdicts show a larger problem in our society.
Valda Jean Combs
Valda Jean Combs
When an Arlington woman was indicted for manslaughter last year because she lied to her husband, I was concerned, but not much. Surely no jury would convict a woman who did not pull the trigger, while allowing the real killer t...
From the Department of One Man’s Vandalism Is Another Man’s Creative Expression comes Heliotrope’s show Out on a Rail.
The chorus of voices calling for reform of Taser policies is growing — and so is the list of deaths.
When Waxahachie police officers burst into Allen Nelms’ house in the early hours of April 28, they found him in his bedroom.
The names on the DA fight card are the same as four years ago, but both contenders have a few new punches.
In the softly lit La Puertita, a former church that’s been incorporated into the sprawling Joe T. Garcia’s restaurant complex on Fort Worth’s North Side, the food was standard Tex-Mex-tasty, not too hot, not too spicy. Th...