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Death Penalty Report: We’re Mostly Killing People Sentenced Decades Ago
The popularity of killing criminals in the 80s and 90s still ripples through today
"...Texas juries sentenced dozens of people to execution every year..."

Dec. 23, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Texas Death Penalty Sentencing Declines
A new report shows sentencing on the decline – but Texas is still No. 1 when it comes to killing
"...The number of new death sentences imposed in Texas this..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Report Calls for Texas Death Penalty Reform
And people in hell want ice water
"...Earlier this month the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty handed state..."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Still Leads Nation in Executions
New death sentences continue to decline & exonerations keep coming
"...Only nine new death sentences were handed out in Texas this year, a..."

Dec. 18, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

2019 Sees Decline in Texas Executions
Still, concerns of the fairness and accuracy of the state's death penalty system remain
"...Even in Texasthe execution capital of the country – the..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Quiet on Death Row
Pandemic halts the sputtering execution machine
"...COVID-19 has skewed the numbers but they're eye-popping nonetheless. In 2020, Texas –..."

Dec. 25, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Perry the Executioner
Texas leads the country in executions, and Rick Perry holds the record tally
"...By midmorning on Aug. 30, 2007, Austin defense attorney Keith Hampton still had not heard a word from..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Down On Death
Texas hands out just eight new death sentences in 2010
"...Newly imposed death sentences in Texas declined to a new low of..."

Dec. 14, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Challenges, Disabilities Not Enough (So Far) To Avert Execution
Busby set to die Feb. 10 for 2004 murder in Fort Worth
"...Edward Busby Jr. is like many the state of Texas has put to death in the..."

Feb. 2, 2021 News Post by Brant Bingamon

We Have an Issue: A New Council Gets Down to Work
Austin City Council assembles, congrats to Chroniclers, and a new/old Rollo Banks Lunar New Year cover to relish
"...On the heels of two weeks of Texas Legislature preview coverage,..."

Jan. 20, 2023 Column by Kimberley Jones

Mixed Trends on Death Row
Dallas County surges forward in new death penalty sentences
"...Of all Texas counties, Harris County has sent the most defendants to..."

Dec. 27, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Rick Perry Death Watch
Governor goes two for two this week
"...Texas is scheduled to carry out two executions next week,..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Baird To Rule on Recusal From Willingham Hearing
Willingham family seeks posthumous declaration of innocence
"...An inquiry into whether Texas executed an innocent man in 2004 when..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

UT Service and Activist Organizations to Join
Make a difference in Austin and around the world
"...It’s the first week of school and you walk down Speedway..."

Sept. 1, 2018 Events Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

Deadly Statistics
38, 55, 500 … TCADP recounts the grim toll of capital punishment
"...While Harris County retains its rank as the county that has sent the most defendants to Death..."

Dec. 17, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Who would have believed the proposed Triangle development could be the least controversial item..."

Dec. 11, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...In the spirit of compromise between two embattled city departments, the..."

July 4, 1997 News Feature

Page Two: Class Action
Republican policies deepen economic divisions, to the peril of all of us
"...favoring Democrats over Republicans. It's not that I find the former sainted and the latter demonic. In general, the..."

Nov. 11, 2011 Column by Louis Black

2011: Bring It On
Celebrities dish up their New Year's resolutions
"...In 1988, The Austin Chronicle asked some high-profile Austinites – musicians, artists,..."

Dec. 28, 2010 Chronolog Post by R.U. Steinberg

At Home With Capital Punishment
The fourth annual March for a Moratorium surrounds the Capitol.
"...Following a march through downtown to the Governor's Mansion and the Capitol, a couple..."

Oct. 24, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

One Slated, One Stayed
Rick Perry's death tally notches another this week
"...On the eve of the state's 482nd execution since reinstatement of..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Travis County commissioners voted Tuesday to buy a plot of Downtown land for development of..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Feature

Executions Maintain Steady Clip
When it comes to the death penalty, Texas throws caution to the wind
"...Capital punishment convictions declined in 2008, but the Huntsville death machine did not slow – from June..."

Dec. 19, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Executing Justice
Larry Robison, a schizophrenic killer whose parents tried to get help for their son but were turned away by state mental hospitals, is scheduled for execution on Friday.
"...Had Larry Robison lived in any other state but Texas, his story might have ended much..."

Jan. 21, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
"...Quote of the Week "I thank you for being here. Twenty-n… 28..."

April 13, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...Quote of the Week "The notice to the neighbors needs to let..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
" Amy Smith, with contributions this week from Kevin Fullerton, Claiborne K.H. Smith, and Kayte VanScoy. Off the Desk:..."

June 27, 1997 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Feb. 17-24
"...ACLU HONORS Judge Charlie Baird earns Civil Libertarian of the Year. 6pm. Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th, 291-6211. Free...."

Feb. 18, 2011 News Column

Naked City
"...The U.S. House Republican leadership has scheduled a Dec. 6..."

Nov. 30, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Capital Convictions Decline in 2008
Capital convictions are down, but the death machine is still busy
"...Capital convictions declined in 2008, but the Huntsville death machine did not slow – from May..."

Dec. 10, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

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