Posts Tagged ‘prison’

Dog The Bounty Hunter Behind Bars In Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
Duane Chapman, aka Dog The Bounty Hunter, spent 18 months at Texas’ Huntsville State Penitentiary in the late 1970s for his role in a man’s death. (photo courtesy of Wyatt Newquist) He later became a bounty hunter, star...

Mad Dogs and Mayors …

John Q. Public
To the editor: After reading Kendall McCook’s article (“Got Gas,” Feb. 17, 2010), I looked up the Texas Railroad Commission map that lists gas wells near schools or in the less-affluent sectors of town.

Private Prisons, Public Pain

Despite a long record of abuses, GEO is still running Texas prisons.
Peter Gorman
Reeves County straddles I-20 in West Texas, between Odessa and El Paso. Pecos is the county seat, anchored in cowboy mythology. Tiny homes, many of them 100 years old and made of stone, line several dozen downtown streets; beyo...

Swift Changes

Story and Photos by STEVE WATKINS
The half-destroyed brick buildings at the top of the rise overlooking the rest of the Fort Worth Stockyards have seen plenty of history. The old Swift and Company meat-packing plant employed 1,700 people during the area’s...

Maybe Yes

John Q. Public
To the editor: As usual, Jeff Prince’s reportage, this time in his “Mayfest: Maybe Not” story (Aug. 26, 2009), was a must-read.

Outback Symphony

The earnest and completely uninventive Australian drama Broken Hill is about Tommy McAlpine (Luke Arnold, an Australian TV star who strongly resembles Adrian Grenier), a teenager who dreams of becoming a composer as he grows up...

A Break in the Wall

The Federal Bureau of Prisons seldom loses when a prisoner’s family tries to take it to court to right some wrong. Two weeks ago it did.

Fortunate Son

When he was a child, Lucky Tubb attended live concerts by his great-uncle. Lucky remembers sitting with his grandfather in the audience and, amid the commotion backstage and on the tour bus, watching the players and tech people...

Aching for Justice

Local jury verdicts show a larger problem in our society.
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...

Torture Porn

Big Ticket
Having made such classic documentaries as The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War, Errol Morris looks deeper into the events at Abu Ghraib prison in Standard Operating Procedure. He interviews many of the U.S. military police off...