• Esme Barrera: Jim Ward, Indie Bands Pay Tribute as Murder Victim Remembered

    Indie musician Jim Ward is just one of countless friends, family members and even total strangers rocked by the death of Esme Barrera, a staple of the Austin, Texas music scene and a devoted advocate of children with special needs. As police search for Barrera's killer, who may be linked to two more attacks, Barrera's loved ones are fighting to preserve the memory of her life, not her untimely death.