Articles tagged: Central Texas
Showtime’s ‘Outcry’ is a Nuanced Exploration of a Wrongful Conviction, but Neglects a Longer History of Moral Panic
After Greg Kelley was falsely accused of sexually assaulting a child in Leander, he endured a questionable trial and a drawn out appeals process. A new documentary series captures the case, but not the whole story.
It started with a case in a California preschool. Then another just up Interstate-5. Before long, there were two similar cases in Texas. Bizarre tales of the oc...Read More
A bill introduced Thursday by state Representative Mike Lang would ban prosecutors from accepting gifts and donations from defendants.
A bill introduced Thursday by state Representative Mike Lang would ban prosecutors from accepting gifts and donations from defendants....Read More
In Texas, paying for cops, courts and prosecutors with fees from defendants has become more and more popular. But what happens when the drive to do justice on the cheap collides with a rogue prosecutor?
In Texas, funding courts with defendants' fees has become commonplace. But what happens when this system collides with a rogue prosecutor?...Read More
Earlier this year, the Legislature passed a budget rider directing the Health and Human Services Commission to find ways to save on Medicaid therapy costs. The ...Read More
At a conference in Austin, panelists agreed that Central Texas must start planning for the effects of climate change before it's too late....Read More