James Byrd Jr.
The first black police chief of an East Texas city made infamous by a 1998 hate crime dragging death has sued over his firing.
The first black police chief of an East Texas town, made infamous for a 1998 hate crime dragging death, has been fired over poor job performance.
Jasper voters were being asked Tuesday whether three black city council members should be removed from office after they voted earlier this year to hire the first black police chief in the history of the East Texas town.
A former Texas inmate who cooked the final meals for hundreds of condemned prisoners is offering to start doing it again at no cost to the state now that officials have ended the practice of allowing the special last requests.
He’s one of three men convicted in one of the most notorious murders in modern Texas history and he’s set to die. Former Jasper Sheriff Billy Rowles talks about the pending execution and the events in the east Texas town.
The red paint investigators sprayed along a nearly 3-mile stretch on Huff Creek Road to mark the grisly final moments of James Byrd Jr.’s life is gone, but scars remain. Lawrence Russell Brewer is set to be executed for Byrd’s death Wednesday.