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Rape Kit Backlog Threatens Justice for Survivors
Closed DNA lab delays already strained system
"...advocates, the temporary closure of the Austin Police Depart­ment's DNA lab back in June has been especially troubling (see..."

Aug. 12, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

I Like to Watch
Bringing The Thomas Crown Affair to Shondaland
"...producer Julie Anne Robinson – it will put that DNA to the test, while asking a very simple onion..."

March 18, 2016 Screens Column by Jacob Clifton

Jurassic World
Bigger isn’t necessarily better
"...tones and rolling musculature of the 20-odd species of DNA-recombinant dinosaurs seen here glisten and flex with all the..."

June 12, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Headlines
"...Judge Bert Richardson ordered a stay to allow for DNA testing. Pruett was serving a life sentence in prison..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature

The Luv Doc: No Strings Attached
If we didn’t try so hard to live up to our unattainable ideals the world would be a boring place
"...without getting all emo, you’re still going to leave DNA strands for the forensics team to connect some dots...."

Oct. 3, 2014 Column by The Luv Doc

The Skeleton Twins
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig co-star as siblings in this dramatic workout.
"...Wiig don’t look much like they share the same DNA. He’s got a spindly frame and a wicked Jack..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Davis Calls for an End to Statute of Limitations for Rape
Candidate proposes ending 10-year limit on sexual assault offenses
"...assault against a child or in cases where tested DNA does not match anyone in the system. The time-restriction..."

Aug. 22, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Cold in July
A dream lineup is one of many treats in this East Texas neo-noir based on a Joe Lansdale book.
"...in 1989 (that near-past era before cell phones and DNA testing made mystery plotting a much trickier business), Cold..."

June 6, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jodorowsky's Dune
What's tantalizing but never was? This Fantastic Fest award-winner talks with the famed surrealist and others about their plans for this aborted project.
"...with recognizable, obvious strains of Jodorowsky’s Dune in their DNA...."

May 9, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Eighth Inmate of the Year Set to Die
Eighth inmate of the year set to die
"...11pm on Jan. 3, 1991, when Alexandra Rendon was kidnapped from a Houston gas station. She was taken in..."

May 9, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Springsteen Sues for Innocence – in Bexar County
Freed inmate takes his case to a friendlier venue
"...The subsequent discovery in 2008 of two unknown male DNA profiles taken from vaginal swabs of the slain girls..."

March 7, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Exonerates 13 in 2013
Nationally, more than 1,300 exonerated since 1989
"...Notably, the number of exonerations based on DNA is on the decline, while the number of cases..."

Feb. 4, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Reed Appeal Rejected at 5th Circuit
Lawyers consider next move
"...Reed was convicted and sentenced to death for the kidnapping, rape, and murder of 19-year-old Stites, whose body was..."

Jan. 17, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Put Down Roots
Austin woman among those to be featured on PBS' 'Genealogy Roadshow'
"...Steusloff to submit whatever documents she had already, a DNA test, and three questions she wanted answered: She wanted..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Screens Feature by R.U. Steinberg

Springsteen Sues for Wrongful Conviction
With all administrative remedies exhausted, Springsteen seeks compensation through federal court
"...charges against Springsteen and Scott were dropped after new DNA testing revealed the profile of an unknown male, taken..."

May 31, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Junking Junk Science?
Will bill reduce wrongful convictions?
"...– an issue that, aside from those cases involving DNA, remains a source of some uncertainty and tension –..."

May 17, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Corralling the Evidence
Proposed SB 1439 would tighten statewide evidence procedures
"...retaining evidence that could contain biological materials appropriate for DNA testing, and last session lawmakers passed a bill requiring..."

April 5, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Cave Murder: Court Grants Review
Pitonyak to argue that state withheld favorable evidence
"...Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to conduct additional DNA testing in the case – some of it further..."

March 20, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Yes, You Could Totally Meet Grumpy Cat at SXSW
And here's an interview with the people behind the varmint
"...Brenner: Y'all ever consider selling her DNA?..."

March 8, 2013 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Liberty and Justice
Michael Morton tells Al Reinert his story of wrongful conviction and 25 years behind bars
"...with loss and with the demons of revenge before DNA testing finally revealed that the DNA of another man,..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Jordan Smith

Soccer Watch
Aztex announce 2013 roster, and more
"...we got to go forward, maybe it's in our DNA, maybe it was wrongfully in our DNA in two..."

Feb. 15, 2013 Sports Column by Nick Barbaro

The AggreGAYtor: January 22
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...Blighty police have been accused of taking an illegal DNA sample from a gay man. This is obviously phase..."

Jan. 22, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Two More in Line for Death Penalty
These two men were both 19 when they were sentenced to death
"...June 2012, but was stayed again so that further DNA testing could be performed. The DNA evidence confirmed Hines'..."

Oct. 19, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Pitch Perfect
Despite the cookie-cutter dysfunction seen in this college girls' a cappella group, this film film can be a lot of fun.
"...singer, played by Hana Mae Lee, shares the same DNA as the Muppets’ Beaker, but underneath her “meep-meep” are..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The AggreGAYtor: September 27
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...actor Sherman Helmsley is frozen in El Paso pending DNA tests...."

Sept. 27, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Rick Perry Death Watch: Former Army Recruiter Scheduled To Die
Cleve Foster was convicted of a 2002 rape and murder
"...have said Ward's statements are inconsistent with the evidence. DNA evidence showed both men had sex with her before..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Judge: Ready to Rule Against Swearingen
Transcripts aren't yet in, but judge has decided
"...– can prove that Swearingen is innocent of the kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter...."

Aug. 20, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Problem of Wrongful Conviction
New registry details nearly 900 cases
"...Although many of the DNA exonerations that make news in Texas, and across the..."

May 21, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

D.A.: Lehmberg and Baird Have Issues
Rosemary Lehmberg and Charlie Baird go a few rounds
"...three that were brought to us, and we did DNA testing, and two proved to be wrongful identifications and..."

May 11, 2012 News Feature by Monica Riese

Rick Perry Death Watch
Governor goes two for two this week
"...Penalty, Bexar County Judge Mary Román in 2007 ordered DNA testing on hairs found in Cook's hands. To date,..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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