Archive | February, 2011

Anthony Graves and his “angel” recount fight for freedom

February 27, 2011


Anthony Graves, the Texas man exonerated last fall after spending 18 years — 12 of them on Death Row — for a heinous crime he didn’t commit, held a Houston audience enthralled Friday as he described his remarkable journey toward freedom and his new mission to speak out for justice.

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A cab ride in the Crescent City

February 11, 2011


I hadn’t been in New Orleans since 2002, three years before Hurricane Katrina swept through and wrought havoc. Though I have several relatives in South Louisiana, most of my experiences here were when I was a young kid. My knowledge of the storm and its aftermath was from afar, from news accounts and my own reporting on refugees who arrived in the Houston area.

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