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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)