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    Tarrant County, Criminal District Attorney

     

    Criminal District Attorney Newspaper Article Collection


    Summary: Since 1972, the Criminal District Attorney’s office has maintained newspaper clipping files of items regarding or relevant to their office. This collection was donated to the Archives for public use.

    Contributors: Criminal District Attorneys Tim Curry, Joe Shannon, and Sharen Wilson, as well as staff under their direction.

    The newspapers are organized chronologically in 17 boxes, with topical and biographical folders as described below.

    Date Ranges: 1972 to 1975 (Box 1); 1976 to 1977 (Box 2); 1978 (Box 3); 1979 (Box 4); 1980 (Box 5); 1981 (Box 6); 1982 (Box 7); 1983 (Box 8); 1984 to 1986 (Box 9); 1987 to 1991 (Box 10), 1993 to 1994 (Box 10); 1996 (Box 11), 1998 to 2000 (Box 11); 2001 to 2003 (Box 12); 2004 to 2006 (Box 13); 2007 to 2009 (Box 14); 2010 to 2014 (Box 15).

    Commonly featured newspapers: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News, News-Tribune, and Arlington Citizen-Journal. Other newspapers include Amarillo Globe Times, Fort Worth Business Press, Fort Worth Weekly, Glamour, Greater Meadowbrook, Hico News Review, Lawton Morning Press-Constitution, and People.

    Names of Persons Mentioned in Articles (Partial Listing):
    Note: Where box number is given, this indicates a topical file was created.
    •    Aymon Armstrong, 1982
    •    Bryan Alexander, 2001
    •    Max Blankenship, 1982, 1984 (Box 7)
    •    Edward Busby, 2004
    •    Lisa Ann Coleman, 2004
    •    Laura Lee Crane, 2004
    •    Tim Curry, 1970s
    •    Cullen Davis (Box 16, Box 17)
    •    Shay Evans, 1991 (Box 10)
    •    Dr. Darwin Fielder Jr., 1981
    •    David Ivory, 1991
    •    Rafael Garcia Macias, 1977
    •    David Graham, 1996
    •    Kenneth Granviel, 1975, 1977
    •    Commissioner B. D. Griffin, 1981
    •    Richard Haynes (Racehorse), 1982 (Box 7)
    •    Judge Maryellen Hicks, 1983 (Box 8)
    •    Adrianne Jones, 1996
    •    Greg Joplin, 1976
    •    Dwight Allen King, 1977
    •    Kathleen Latimer, 2004
    •    R. L. Livingston, 1976
    •    Ed Loftin, 1975 to 1976
    •    Judge Byron Matthews, 1981
    •    Wesley Wayne Miller, 1982 (Box 7)
    •    Robert Neville Jr., 1998
    •    Amy Robinson, 1998
    •    James Robinson, 1981
    •    Judy Carol Rummel, 1975
    •    Kenneth Reed Smith, 1990
    •    Retha Stratton, 1982
    •    William Taylor, 1975
    •    Amy Lynn Thatcher, 1990
    •    District Judge Harold Valderas, 1981
    •    Governor Mark White, 1983 (Box 8)
    •    James E. Whitmore, 1975
    •    Davontae Williams, 2004
    •    Marcella Williams, 2004
    •    Diane Zamora, 1996
    •    Stanley Zinn, 1975

    Topical Files by Box:
    •    Child pornography and child prostitution, 1983 (Box 8)
    •    Court-appointed attorneys, 1991 (Box 10)
    •    Death penalty, 1983 (Box 8)
    •    DWIs, 1986 (Box 9)
    •    Investigation of the police department, 1975 (Box 1)
    •    Political campaigns, 1982 (Box 7)
    •    Pornography, 1973 to 1974, 1976 (Box 1, 2)
    •    Publicity and Correspondence, 1984 to 1986 (Box 9)
    •    Quarter Horse Association, 1982 (Box 7)

    Additional Materials

    Summary: Contributions of additional materials came from Criminal District Attorneys Joe Shannon and Sharen Wilson, as well as staff under their direction.

    • Directories
      • Cole's Directory of Fort Worth, 1975, 1978 to 1987, 1989
      • Texas Polk's Arlington City Directory, Including Pantego, 1979, 1982, 1984 to 1988
      • Texas Polk's Fort Worth City Directory 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985 to 1988
      • Texas Polk's Fort Worth Suburban Directory 1979, 1981 to 1982, 1985, 1987 
    • Fifty-three Photographs of Tarrant County Grand Juries. Many are duplicated
      • Photographs number one through number 23: April 1949 to January 1975
      • Photograph number 24: July, August, September 1948, mounted on wooden plaque
      • Photographs number 25 through number 55: undated and unidentified

    Grand Jury, December term 1954

    Tarrant County Grand Jury, December 10, 1954

    Standing (from left to right): Bill Shelton, George Cochran, Stan Harrell, Sam Day, Conard Florence, Eugene Biddle, Howard M. Fender, Grady Hight, Fred Crusemann, George Thompson, Charlie Groce, Dusty Rhodes, Alvin Emery. Seated (from left to right): Gerald Murad, Vernon Mayfield, Annette Robinson, Vivian Collins, Vera McDaniel, Marie Corder, Elsie Bulmer, Grace Galloway, Hugh King, Grady Owen. (Not present: Fred Fick and Randell Riley).

     

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