I posed a straight forward question to State Representative Terri Hodge, “Who pays your rent?” I already knew the answer to that question as a result of digging day and night into corruption allegations at Dallas City Hall. Hodge stared into the camera like the proverbial deer caught in headlights. A deafening silence followed. Finally Hodge blurted out, “Mr. Riggs. I have, no comment!” Everything about her body language and tone said guilty and her response entered the lexicon of … Continue Reading »
The Investigation Discovery Channel show “I Almost Got Away With It” recently featured me in an hour long profile about Dennis Wayne Hope, Texas most notorious escapee from a state jail and a prison. Hope is the real life “Cool Hand Luke”.
Here’s the story behind the story. In 1994, I covered Hope’s escape from the Texas prison system and the manhunt that followed. Dennis talked to me inside the Dallas County Jail after his capture by fugitive hunters from … Continue Reading »